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New place for chickens to play.. :)

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by kyrose, Feb 17, 2013.

  1. kyrose

    kyrose Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2009
    Melbourne,Ky.
    Since they would never dream of putting their sweet little tootsies in the cold snow,we decided to put a roof up off the back of the coop.They have full run of the yard all day,but wont come out of the coop in wet weather.
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  2. 4 the Birds

    4 the Birds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Westfield, Indiana
    The roof is also ideal for shade in the hot months! Our chickens love to be outside in the rain and hop around in the snow! They stay close to the coop though in deep snow (Buff Orp, Plymoth Rocks, and Rhode Island Reds).... I had to shovel snow drifts out of the run several time this winter even though it has a nice roof (drifting snow). The nice thing is that the coop is built well enough so that I don't get any snow drifting into the coop during a blizzard.
     

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