Pics of coop and new chickens

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by SueD, Jun 25, 2007.

  1. SueD

    SueD Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay, I'm going to try and put pics of the coop hubby built and our new chickens for first time owners. If anyone sees something that looks wrong? please let me know. thanks
    Sue
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  2. aran

    aran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2007
    rochester ny
    that all looks fantastic...cute bunch...are there a couple of roos in there?

    Nice place--> good job!
     
  3. ThunderStruck

    ThunderStruck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks GREAT.. [​IMG]

    Hows the hanging waterer working out? does it swing around thus spilling the water? I don't have mine hanging, But might like to Maybe.

    Forrest
     
  4. SueD

    SueD Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks all!

    There are 3 roos and 4 hens. 3 pairs and that freaky looking cross bred hen lol. So far, it seems the water is doing great, but give me a day or so, and I will let you know.

    Sue
     
  5. JudyMcKinn

    JudyMcKinn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Coop looks great---good job. One thing--do you plan to seperate off the pairs, to raise chicks? If not, and if you plan to have them all in the same pen, 3 roosters for 4 hens is way too many--they will have all the feathers tore out of their back, over-mating. Actually, one rooster will be a handful for 4 hens, probably. But you have lots of room there, and could have more hens, if you wanted.
     
  6. wendy

    wendy On the Hill

    Jun 14, 2007
    central louisiana
    hey sue d , i really like it. nice, great color paint too. you know how to spend your money wisely. i was the one that said i did not think of discounted paint, lol. but the barn and fence paint was not to expensive [​IMG] great job
     
  7. aran

    aran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2007
    rochester ny
    you certainly have room for more hens...i agree that 3 roos is WAY too many for 4 girls...what a great situation though...too much room and you NEED more pullets! You cant go wrong with an equation like that!!!!
     
  8. SueD

    SueD Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks all!

    I did notice the orange rooster keeps picking on EVERYONE. Maybe I will give him back. I sort of like the two silky roos though. Do you guys think just having the 2 silky roos will be ok? or will they fight to much also?

    I still have more work to do on the house. Paint the edges and make it look more like a home not a shed. Also, I think I will cut another window in the other side. Unles everyone thins the two I have on one side is enough? I have a ridge vent on top also.
    Sue
     
  9. ChicknLover

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    I used to hang up my waterer, but it started bending the metal, is yours a double wall? Then all the weight is on that one little peg and eventually the metal bends. I now have it on two bricks on their sides with the holes up, with hardware cloth over it so when there are spills it goes inside and not in the litter.
     
  10. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    I don't think it's to much of a problem with the roos fighting as it is with the roos "over-sexing" your girls. I think the safest ratio is 1 roo for 10-12 hens or maybe less. You do have plenty more room for more hens but the roo to hen ratio you have right now is not ok. Your girls can get hurt.

    I love the coop!
     

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