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Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by rooster, Apr 7, 2007.

  1. rooster

    rooster New Egg

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    my wife brought home a chicken 2 weeks ago. i was to be honest not happy. we didnt even know what kind it was. i found this site and it has been very helpful in breed ID and coop design. we have a shaver red named SCARLET. im a big ol tough construction worker who fell in love with a chicken, so ive been building my new coop all day. i bulit nesting boxes a week ago but she never went in. today i built my floor and frame work put the nesting box in and she went right in and layed down like she was waiting for me (along with my wife) to build it. anyway thanks for helping us out.
     
  2. MRBIG

    MRBIG Out Of The Brooder

    You have a new found friend in a chicken who i hope lays you many eggs now that she has a new house!!
    I have just finished building a coop for our chickens we have ten hens and a very little rooster called MR BIG he is a pekin a just loves all his lady friends.
    Do you think that you might get any more ?
     
  3. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Rooster.....how old is your new friend? Dont you think she might be lonely out there..all alone??[​IMG] Mayeb she can have a few friends??[​IMG] Got pics of the new coop? We would love to see them, and of your Scarlett too...Hey, maybe she needs a Rhett Butler LOL (sp) From gone with the wind.
     
  4. rooster

    rooster New Egg

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    i dont know how old she is. wife brought 2 chicks home yesterday and is picking up 2 chickens today. i think we will get around 8 chickens total. i will try to post some pics today.
     
  5. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Welcome to the insanity![​IMG]
    They just seem to take over your hearts, and your food, and your house....J/K...
    Just think of all the fresh eggs you'll have. Yummy!
     
  6. rooster

    rooster New Egg

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    here are some under construction pictures of our coop. the nesting box will be higher when finished.
     
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  7. Llysse

    Llysse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's awesome. I wish my husband was handy, but alas!

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    However, he's good at other things, LOL. [​IMG]
     
  8. girlsnboys

    girlsnboys Out Of The Brooder

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    Those chicks are going to have a great crash pad!
     
  9. BigR

    BigR Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey rooster,
    Welcome to our world. You'll be making adjustments to your coop every now and then.
    One might be to put a steep pitch on the top of the nesting boxes otherwise they will be sitting up there pooping and creating quite a mess.
    I put about a 6/12 on the one I built but it wasn't enough.

    Good Luck
    BigR
     
  10. rooster

    rooster New Egg

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    here are some more pics from today. i plan on puttin another nesting box over the one that is there then ill put a steep pitch roof over them to shield boxes from poop. im no expert so any suggestions are welcomed. my wife has joined as well and will post some more pics as well.
     

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