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NEW HOME SWEET HOME...HAVE I FORGOTTEN ANYTHING

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by mirmle, Jul 5, 2007.

  1. mirmle

    mirmle Out Of The Brooder

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    So I finally finished the coop for my girls, Molly, Penelope and Priscilla...I had never even touched a chicken before 3 weeks ago...I hope I got everything, and was hoping someone could let me know if there's anything I forgot...I still don't have lights or heat and am wondering what I need to keep the girls cosy during our cold winters in Ontario, Canada where temps drop to zero F, -30C..I wanted something a little sweet since it had to fit into our existing yard that we spend a lot of time in..found playhouse pics on the internet and went by that to build our coop...enjoy the pics...dont have plans I went from but if anyone wants info, drop me a line
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  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Absolutely gorgeous! I love it! How creative and beautiful! It's a complete work of art. Lucky chickens!

    ****Do you have that roost pole where it won't roll when they jump on it? If it's just sitting, they'll be dumped off every time, LOL.
     
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  3. dreamgirl

    dreamgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OMG!!!! That is jsut tooooooooo cute! And hardwood floors! I'm moving in [​IMG]
     
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Absolutely cute!
     
  5. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    N. Louisiana
    [​IMG] Wow! That's incredible! I guess in that gorgeous yard your girls won't be free ranging!!

    The only things that I would add would be a small run area, added on to their current run, where they can get some sun in the summertime. They love to dust bathe in the sun. And, inside, next to the feeders, I would put a small feeder that would match the ones you have just for their oyster shell.

    You certainly have made one gorgeous coop. These pics, along with the plans for making it, would be a wonderful addition to our BYC Coop site.
     
  6. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2007
    Maine
    That coop is so adorable!!!!! I want one!! I'd need one the size of one of those fancy kids playhouses though...you know the ones that cost mega-bucks.
    Yes, I agree w/ BeckyLa, add a small run if you can.

    Your yard is gorgeous as well, it almost makes me want to go out and wok on mine...lol.
     
  7. Fancy Feather Poultry

    Fancy Feather Poultry Cooped Up

    May 30, 2007
    Hey mirmle are you close to Forest?
     
  8. aran

    aran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2007
    rochester ny
    sensational effort! That is absolutely a work of art as mentioned previously! Just awesome! Puts my coops to shame!
     
  9. hollyclyff

    hollyclyff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What an adorable chicken coop! It looks like a dollhouse! I love it.
     
  10. mirmle

    mirmle Out Of The Brooder

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    Actually, the girls come out every morning and have the run of the yard until bedtime...I thought chickens go to bed early, but they dont go in until around 9 pm...will get oyster shells in a hurry...to answer a question...I live nowhere near a forest..Im in the center of the town of Ingersoll
     

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