Our new chicken coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Jaycee7, Jun 6, 2017.

  1. Jaycee7

    Jaycee7 Just Hatched

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  2. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls BYC Fan Premium Member Project Manager

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    Very cute! :thumbsup
     
  3. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls BYC Fan Premium Member Project Manager

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    You should probably move the water and feed away from the lamp.
     
  4. jjchickmom

    jjchickmom Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow fancy and functional. LOVE IT!
     
  5. Jaycee7

    Jaycee7 Just Hatched

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    I did move the light since picture taken. This has been a lot of fun building. Because I have Giant Schnauzers that is why the whole thing is raised up and filled with dirt so dogs can not dig under. Coop is chicken wire and sheep wire for protection also. Going to put sod in it, I am guessing it won't last, but will try. Also have an old barrel that I am going to fill with wood ashes (outside), should I have stairs to it? or will it be ok?
     
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  6. FlyWheel

    FlyWheel Chillin' With My Peeps

    If you're worried about your chicken's safety you might want to consider swapping out the chicken wire for something more sturdy, like hardware cloth. Your schnauzers will make quick work of it, and even quicker work of your chickens!
     
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  7. Jaycee7

    Jaycee7 Just Hatched

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    It is double wired! Chicken wire is just so chicks could not get thru bigger wire which is welded wire, with 1" staples (second wire attached after pictures were taken). I feel very confident it is dog proof. Hoping later on we will be able to let them out supervised of course, but only time will tell.
     
  8. Cindy in PA

    Cindy in PA Overrun With Chickens

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    Very nice!
     
  9. ChickenMammX4

    ChickenMammX4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very nice! I especially love the shutters and window box :love

    I agree with FlyWheel though about the hardware cloth. The chicken wire & welded wire may keep out the dogs, but other predators can get in and/or reach through. If the predator is small enough (mink, weasel, rat) to get through the welded wire opening, they will tear apart the chicken wire & get in to your chickens. Raccoons can reach through and decapitate.
     

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