New Coop and New Buff Orpingtons!!!!!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by texaschickmama, Sep 23, 2007.

  1. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Songster

    Sep 19, 2007
    Poolville, TX
    We are so excited to have our 11 wk old buff orpingtons --13 pullets and 1 cockerel [​IMG] I just wanted to post some pics and show them to y'all along with our new coop. Also, I wanted to thank all of you for teaching me so much in these last few weeks. I think I learned more here than reading that Storey's Raising Chickens books.[​IMG] Enjoy the pics.




    Now for the pics of the chickens. They are so docile even after the hard day we all had with transporting them. My kids already love them.

    We do have an electric fence on it to keep our labs out and any critters, too.




    Last edited: Sep 23, 2007
  2. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Crowing

    May 8, 2007
    They look good! What a nice flock. Their new home looks fantastic! I think you're all going to be really happy together. Congratulations!
  3. Standard Hen

    Standard Hen Songster

    May 17, 2007
    I love it,,,another really nice coop. If you built that you did a nice job, I love the red & white barn look. You are going to love your buff orpingtons. I am orpingtonless right now but hope next spring to get more. It will be a beautiful flock.
  4. It looks good texaschickenmama, I like all of it. I have Buff Orpington's too and enjoy them. I don't mean to criticise your work, don't get me wrong; but you might want to put some dirt around the bottom border. Just in case you have preditors down there. Otherwise it all looks good.
  5. BirdBrain

    BirdBrain Prefers Frozen Tail Feathers

    May 7, 2007
    Wow!! Looks great....

    I want one....

    complete with the birds. [​IMG]
  6. lurky

    lurky Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    That is a beautiful coop, and that was a great choice of birds. I have 2 BO's and they are the best.
  7. allen wranch

    allen wranch Crowing

    Jan 11, 2007
    San Marcos, TX
    Since you have such a lovely coop (and birds), I am going to move this to our coop section.

    Another precaution for predator protection is to put hardware cloth around the bottom section of your run. Varmints can reach through chicken wire and grab your birds.
  8. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Songster

    Sep 19, 2007
    Poolville, TX
    Thanks, everybody. We do have an electric fence around the bottom. We will still probably add something to the bottom so my birds are safe. We got our coop off of craigslist for $175 and did an extreme makeover on it. I had a vision [​IMG]
  9. Buckguy20

    Buckguy20 OKIE MOSES

    Apr 13, 2007
    Choctaw Oklahoma
    Very nice set up. Congrats!
  10. saddlebags

    saddlebags In the Brooder

    Sep 20, 2007
    weatherford Texas
    nice job on that neighbor

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