1. kac266

    kac266 Out Of The Brooder

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    I can finally post pics, so, here is our coop, these pictures were taken back in april.
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    egg gathering door,decorated with metal yard decorations from Dollar general store, predator proof with 2 foot underground hardware cloth, 9X8 run,covered, window over roost opens,and fan for hot NC summer days
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    inside,cat litter boxes for 5 girls (lost 1 yesterday) now 4 but ALL use same box, the one on the right, all started laying at 18 weeks :eek:)

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    walk in door with hardware cloth under removable white shutter, again, fairy garden deco for the girls, they enjoy when free roaming for a couple of hours a day under close supervision :eek:)
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Beautiful Coop! [​IMG]
     
  3. kichohana

    kichohana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    BYC needs a "like" button. LIKE!
     
  4. Hodawg

    Hodawg Chillin' With My Peeps

    Good job, kac! Looks like a well planned out coop.

    Beers y'all,
    Ken
     
  5. kac266

    kac266 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Thanks, its funny you say well planned out, its actually a recycled dog house my husband built for our now 2 doggie golden retriever angels.

    The 4 feet up to roof was the original dog house, it was 4x8, yes, an air conditioner used to be in that side window, he took 1/2 of the floor out and added 2 1/2 feet to make it so I could stand in it to clean.

    I redesigned:p, he built.

    We're happy with it and so are the girls [​IMG]

    Thanks again
     
  6. SC-ChickMom

    SC-ChickMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do your girls like the nesting boxes?
     
  7. kac266

    kac266 Out Of The Brooder

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    Do the girls like the "litter boxes" ??

    The pictures were taken back in april before they started laying.

    As time went by and I knew they were getting "ready" to lay, I could tell they werent exploring the "cat litter" boxes at all, I started worrying they would lay on the floor or ground, so, I did the only thing I could think of and I removed the tops to the litter boxes, from then on they got the hint, I dont know if they were just scared to go look in there or what but it worked [​IMG]

    Also, they only use the box on the right, I have no idea on that one,and they also lay at all different times of the day.

    If I had to do it over I wouldnt have spent $ on the cat litter boxes as we cut the back out of the tops so we could gather the eggs from the outside pull up door,and the tops are useless to use for my cats, so ,kind of a waste.
    They probably would have done just as well with a cardboard box [​IMG]
     
  8. Jferlisi

    Jferlisi i dont eat chicken!!!!

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    Nice. [​IMG]
     
  9. Iron-Roo

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    Very nice! Mine is a little utilitarian at je moment, but that will change n the spring [​IMG]
     
  10. pogoforeman

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    Very Nice!!!
     

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