1. Home on the Stead

    Home on the Stead Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello All!

    I put a post of our coop construction on our blog. Here is the link.

    Comments and suggestions welcome!

    G.
     
  2. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    [​IMG] excellent. Very nice job. The chicks will be happy campers in there.
     
  3. Home on the Stead

    Home on the Stead Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you! BTW: Your Eggtopia construction process was inspirational in our process - so TYVM for that too!

    As I mention in the post - we've started referring to ours as "The Manor". It's insulated well enough that the last two days it was warmer in the coop than in the house! [​IMG]
     
  4. CATRAY44

    CATRAY44 Lard Cookin Chicken Woman

    Beautiful!!!
     
  5. NC chicken man

    NC chicken man Chillin' With My Peeps

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    nice job looks great but are you sure you want your nest box or at least that one on the floor ,you might want them up just a little when they start laying you want half to get down on the floor to gather the eggs,just my 2 cents.
    Aaron
     
  6. La Banan

    La Banan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How completely lovely! Good job.
    Jan la Banan
     
  7. Home on the Stead

    Home on the Stead Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for all the compliments. I'm hoping they'll do well in there.

    Thanks for the suggestion on the nest boxes. I may raise them. The coop isn't all that tall - walls are 6' high. I didn't want to put the boxes too close to the ceiling, but your point about crawling around to get eggs is well taken.

    The short walls are probably the one thing I'd re-do. I'm over 6' tall and am already getting tired of stooping. [​IMG]

    The baby chicks love the place - can't wait for them to get bigger!
     
  8. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    you've constructed a chicken paradise. Good job.
     
  9. chickflick

    chickflick Overrun With Chickens

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    Another question... When the full grown hens are on the roosts, are they going to get pooped on by the hens over them? I can't tell of the spacing from the picture. But, otherwise, beautiful coop. Your girls are very lucky. Great guy to build it for you....give him a hug. [​IMG]
     
  10. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very nice coop and run. The hens will probably all try to roost on the top roost. For adult hens you need minimum of 10 inches of roost space per hen.
     

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