New chicken coop (NewTracktor Pics)

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Tracy the chick, Nov 24, 2011.

  1. Tracy the chick

    Tracy the chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. Mattemma

    Mattemma Overrun With Chickens

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    Wonderful coop Tracy!
     
  3. Rosaleen

    Rosaleen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very nice....and green grass too! My run is surrounded by snow.
     
  4. Tracy the chick

    Tracy the chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you [​IMG]. Ha ha ive got grass for now! It has wheels so i can move it.. Just like to ask a question, how long before they go in on there own? I got it yesterday and today they where huddled in the corner on the grass so i put them in.. The big chickens i have in the orchard have always gone in on there own.. Just to let you know the babys are 10 weeks old, hope there not too young? Tracy x
     
  5. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    It's not just because they're babies. Most chickens new to a coop have problems going in at first. They don't know yet that it's "home" or their safe place. You'll probably have to place them inside for a week or two until they learn. Your coop is really cool! [​IMG]
     
  6. Breifne

    Breifne Out Of The Brooder

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    Very nice! Did you make this yourself, or did you have it built? I'd love to have something like that.
     
  7. SilkiesBySloan

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    Great looking coop! [​IMG]
     
  8. Tracy the chick

    Tracy the chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aw thank you... I had it built, my husband was going to make me one but i couldnt wait a year![​IMG].lol... Teach1rusl thanks for the reply makes me feel a lot better... Its like looking after 4 new children but i love it. My husband said if he gets a chicken out-fit will i bring him warm porrage on a morning [​IMG]...
     
  9. Breifne

    Breifne Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:So, did you have the plans already drawn up and give them to a carpenter, or is this a design the builder already had? Trying to decide myself whether to just purchase a pre-fab one to get started, or have someone build something from a set of plans. I have ZERO carpentry skills, myself.
     
  10. aagsoccer

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    Awesome coop...that looks great! I had to lock my girls in the coop for about a week before they realized it was their home. I had to make sure I was up by 6am to open their hatch for them everyday, but now I never close it, they just go in and out on their own now. (My run and coop are enclosed like yours). Have fun with your new chickens!
     

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