Peeps Out in New Coop for First Time, YAY

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by SB Austex, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. SB Austex

    SB Austex Out Of The Brooder

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    After a little blood, a LOT of sweat and no tears (some swearing, but no tears) - the coop was ready for occupancy today. First time outside for the 6 younger peeps (5 weeks-ish) and the first time together with the older two (7 weeks Dominiques). Only a little chasing and pecking by the biggest chicken all in all VERY smooth.

    The younger peeps checking out the 'big kid' watering hole.

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    Big Dot (7 week old Dominique) eyes her first tomato uncertainly

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    Their new home:

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  2. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    [​IMG] Well done. They will be very happy there. Cuties they are.
     
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Oh, VERY nice!! Good job!!!
     
  4. molly d

    molly d Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WOW, what a great setup!! Nicely done!!
     
  5. flgardengirl

    flgardengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sunny side up :)
    I love the framing you did on the run. I will have to show this picture to dh [​IMG]
     
  6. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

    Very nice! [​IMG]
     
  7. FarmerJorge

    FarmerJorge New Egg

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    very nice.... i like the stain wood color.[​IMG]
     
  8. Hollywood Chickens

    Hollywood Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow I love your run!
     
  9. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Good looking coop!
     
  10. SB Austex

    SB Austex Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the positive comments. This is our first time and I used a lot of BYC input in addition to the books in planning. I have a post on the coops thread with more details about the panels. Titled something like "It Almost Killed Us, But..."

    The coop walls and floor as well as all the run walls (except house wall) are modular. If (heaven forbid) it would ever need to be moved, it won't have to be trashed, just dismantled and reassembled. There are separate short panels you can't see well here (behind the little cedar shingles at the bottom which are sunk 12" into the ground. They have the hog panel and welded wire, too.
     
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