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New member from NC with pictures of new chicken quarters

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Shag, Jan 3, 2009.

  1. Shag

    Shag In the Brooder

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    Hi y'all. We moved out to the country about a year and a half ago and finally got around to getting a couple of chickens. Gonna pick up a couple more probably next weekend. Today we worked on a new coop/run for our chickens. It's 8'X8'X6' high and the coop is about 6'X3'X2.5' high with a shingled roof. It is 100% enclosed (floor, ceiling, all sides) with welded wire fence. We have one Rhode Island Red and one other kind of chicken right now but I forget what the name of the breed of that one is. I'll find out when we go back to get a couple more. Still want to put a ramp up to the coop and put some nesting boxes in there and a couple of roosting perches. But the hard part of the building of it is done. We don't plan on keeping more than 5-6 chickens in there at the very most, probably not more than 4 so we think we have plenty of room. What do y'all think? Here's a few pictures of our setup so far.

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    2 doors for easy access to coop/nesting boxes for collecting eggs:
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    The doorway so we can clean it out and get them fresh food/water:
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    Shot showing how the top is also covered with the welded wire fencing. Nothing's gonna get in or out of this thing unless we want it to (we hope):
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  2. hoosier

    hoosier Songster

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    Looks great!
     
  3. mizauntcathy'shenhouse

    mizauntcathy'shenhouse Songster

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    Looks like your ready to go.... Welcome!!! You'll love this site and there is so much to learn form all the members.

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  4. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

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    Good looking setup you have there. And [​IMG] from TN
     
  5. cajunlizz

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    Lafayette, Louisiana
    LOOKS great . [​IMG]


    But I am going to make a commit and remember where you heard it , chickens are very addicting and YOU WILL end up with alot more than you expect to . [​IMG]


    So , plan ahead buddy !!!!!!!
     
  6. redoak

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    Very nice coop and run
     
  7. willowcol

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    Nice coop. [​IMG]
     

  8. Jolyn

    Jolyn Songster

    Apr 5, 2008
    Northern California
    Looks great!! I love how you made the door so you can collect your eggs.

    I will tell you what someone on here told me and that i learned from experience. Chickens can stick there heads through that wire you are using. I would put some hardware cloth around the bottom so they don't get snagged by a predator.
     
  9. davidb

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    nice very nice:welcome
     
  10. Mourningdove

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