Not in the doghouse but in the run!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Sam The Yam, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. Sam The Yam

    Sam The Yam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My brooder hutch has evolved into having a temporary attached run that I can let the chicks out in when I am out with them early in the morning before work or in the evening after work. Recently I found myself in the run with my 9 year old helping her get used to the chicks. I look forward to building my new small coop and I want you all to know that I really enjoy looking at all the varieties of coop construction out there. What some great talent there is and some cool designs. Thank you for giving me many great ideas. I can't wait to get my done and post it!
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  2. chilling in muscadine

    chilling in muscadine { I love being disfunctual }

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    Cool [​IMG] Love the chair & head space! [​IMG]
     
  3. Sam The Yam

    Sam The Yam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, it's certainly not fancy, it's cramped, but is a good temporary run and it's fun. My daughter and I are enjoying it. I am limited on space in my yard so my new coop will be long and narrow along that same block wall and into my garden spot. The chair is also a step stool to get out of the run. Pretty versatile huh!
     
  4. chilling in muscadine

    chilling in muscadine { I love being disfunctual }

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    As long as it works, I don't think your chickens will mind. I have 11 larger coops and 15 or so smaller ones. After awhile you have to get creative. [​IMG] Just today my SO went and disassembled a metal storage building. I bet you can't figure out what I'm gonna put in there? [​IMG]
     
  5. Lil Chickie Mama

    Lil Chickie Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey what are those two really big chicks doing in the center without a roof? [​IMG] Seriously though, very nice.
     
  6. Sam The Yam

    Sam The Yam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, quite a site are we just hanging out with the chicks in the run. Kind of cramped right now for humans but have got my plans in the works for the real coop.
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  7. Sequin

    Sequin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just adore that picture of you and your daughter!!!! It is one of those that she will look at, after she is all grown up, and remember the wonderful times she shared with her father. It really makes me think of how my dad used to share stuff with me when I was growing up. Thank you for sharing these photos with us!!!! *starts walking down memory lane...***
     
  8. Sam The Yam

    Sam The Yam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thank you. She really has been fun to have help me with them. In fact, she was with me the day I bought them, and I wasn't quite ready for them yet but she really wanted them that day so how could I resist (plus I was anxious too!). She helps me with them and when she gets home from school she can let them out in the run so that when I get home they are already out and have had some free range time. She is a little scared around them because they are flighty and skittish and so that was why I was trying to help her get used to being close to them. She is definitely a fun little girl to have in my life. I appreciate your sweet response.
     
  9. Big dreams

    Big dreams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Super dad, super daughter and its all about fun, right? I am sure it is, fun, fun, fun, love the pictures. Kids are so cool. I love em all.[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  10. Shared Acres

    Shared Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cute, glad you are doing something as a family!
     

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