New addition to the barn coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Freebie, Apr 25, 2007.

  1. Freebie

    Freebie Songster

    Feb 4, 2007
    Bloomingdale, MI
    Hey Hotwings, you around? We got the addition done in the barn and the new chicks (oh, yeah now they are pullets, right?) are enjoying themselves. They can't wait to see their Aunt Mary.

    Here a few pics for ya...
    Gary, built in some nest boxes. I don't how many they will use, they play in them now.

    Here are most of them hanging out at the feeder.

    Buffy is still in there in the dog crate. They don't seem to bother her. I think we are going to candle the eggs again tonight to see if there is anything going on. Today is day 11, so we should be able to see them better.

    So what do you think?
  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    Wow, that looks great!! Lucky little ones! And so many choices for nesting! I love the platform in front of the nesting boxes...easy acess! great job!
  3. Hotwings

    Hotwings Songster

    Jan 27, 2007
    southwestern Michigan
    New coop looks great Denise. How much you want to bet when they start laying they will be fighting over just one box lol. You should fix your old coop like this. One of your birds looks kinda darker than the other Buffs, could maybe that be one of your Isa Browns.
  4. Critter Crazy

    Critter Crazy Songster

    Apr 19, 2007
    Binghamton, NY
    Looks great!! the birds are gorgeous!!
  5. Freebie

    Freebie Songster

    Feb 4, 2007
    Bloomingdale, MI
    Thanks everybody. The little tan pullets are supposed to be 4 buff orphingtons and 2 isa browns, but they all look the same to me. So I am thinking maybe I got all 6 buff orphingtons. That would be ok with me though
  6. Freebie

    Freebie Songster

    Feb 4, 2007
    Bloomingdale, MI
    Went down tonight to check on the babies and all 10 of them were stuffed into ONE nestbox. I was a crazy sight. I would not have believed it if I had not seen in with my own two eyes.
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2007
  7. mudhen

    mudhen confidently clueless

    Jan 15, 2007
    Shepherdstown, WV
    [​IMG] Aren't they the goofiest creatures? I swear, chickens are so entertaining! [​IMG]

    Freebie, your coop is fabulous! Great set-up and so large!
    I had read that straw was best for nesting boxes, but I see you are using shavings. My girls haven't set foot in their boxes, maybe I'll take the straw out and put in shavings instead. Thanks!
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2007
  8. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Crowing

    Quote:[​IMG] Silly things. They are still in that baby stage... wanting to snuggle up!
  9. Mr.Dad

    Mr.Dad Songster

    Feb 2, 2007
    North Jersey
    Man that coop is awesome...I love that big roost/ladder set up....and the nest boxes are really nice.....very nice work thumbs up.....

    Cute birds too [​IMG]........
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2007

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