Our first coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Mekare, Aug 9, 2013.

  1. Mekare

    Mekare Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The remaining wall will have the chicken door, the people door and a large window. This will be for the little kids and we'll build a bigger one with an attached run for one roo and 9 laying ladies. This little coop is the first building project for both of us (our friend, who owns a roofing company, did the roof).
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Looks like it will do the trick - nice work!!
     
  3. Mekare

    Mekare Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you. :-D
     
  4. Mekare

    Mekare Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The big chicks are spending their first night in their new coop, the two little chicks will move in when they get their big kid feathers. It is our first big building project. Our 5 chicks will use it at least a month or until we get the big coop built. There are no egg boxes because it is planned for young ones. We could add a cat litter box if it was ever needed. After these chicks move out it will become the pullet house or a space for broodies to raise chicks or whatever we need it for.

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  5. Mahlzeit

    Mahlzeit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice job on the coop :)
     
  6. Mekare

    Mekare Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. They were grumpy about it. How long do I need to make them stay in there for them to learn it's "home"? Should I wait until the temps drop out of the upper 90s/100s?
     

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