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Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by OSDad, Jun 28, 2016.

  1. OSDad

    OSDad Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi Everyone,

    I am new to this whole world and am very exited about it.

    We recently moved back to the area I grew up and built a house on a 6 acre property my folks gave us.

    I made the decision we were getting into rising some chickens

    I started researching and built a coop and run and now have a flock started with 4 Easter Egger Chicks.

    Any tips would be great

    Below is my watering system, A garden hose feeds into a toilet float valve in the bucket rising the water level and shutting it off at 8 liters. it is then gravity fed to the outdoor and indoor piping with poultry water nipples.
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    This is my bird dog Skye. She is a sweetie but instinct drives her. I'm going to have to keep an eye on her!

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    My daughter and nieces with a chick
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    Large run and coop for a growing flock
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    This is where my winter water system will go. I have power for a agitating pump and heater when it gets cold. It also powers the timer light in the coop to extend light hours.

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    2 Large cleanout and access doors. The coop is a perfect height for my garden tractor trailer to haul away the manure

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    I have since added another roost, you can also see my nesting boxes on the opposite side.
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  2. DwayneNLiz

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    Looks pretty awesome! Good Job
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    lots of friendly helpful people on here!
     

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