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Pics of outside chicken aviary etc.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ChickenChief, Sep 1, 2007.

  1. ChickenChief

    ChickenChief In the Brooder

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    hey all,
    just finished setting up the chickens house and making their nesting boxes/beds...

    thought you would like some pics!

    anything else we should consider putting in there for them? it looks kinda bare!!

    they seem to love it so far!

    our dog doesnt like the fact she cant see them anymore, so we have to make her a viewing platform on the side soon! hehehe

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  2. Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies

    Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    NY
    Very Well done, They do look happy,
    The Only thing I could sugest is a roost.
    I like that waterer, I have not seen any like that in the States.

    :)
     
  3. ChickenChief

    ChickenChief In the Brooder

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    thanks!

    yeah the waterer is cool!! we kept seeing all the small ones that you can click in a 2 litre soft drink bottle, but they seemed very small and unstable!
    then we stumbled across this one at our local feed store! and couldnt knock it back for $30!
    atleast now we have piece of mind that they should always have plenty of water!

    as for the roost, the piece of wood ontop of the nesting boxes was for that.... if we dont see them using it, i may just screw a piece of dowel in from one side to the other for them as a proper roost!
     
  4. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

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    Well done! [​IMG] I bet they will love thier new home. As for the roost. You wont want them sleeping over the nest boxes....too messy. You might want to put a seperate roost in there...away from the nest boxes, feed, and water containers.
     
  5. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Songster

    May 23, 2007
    Clarion County
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  6. Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies

    Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    NY
    :)
    I was going to post if you do not give them a roost that they would roost on the nesting boxes then you would have lots a DOO DOO in the nest boxes.
    I can see you have very healthy spoiled birdies.
    WAY TO GO!!!!
     
  7. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    I like it! I love that dog too. [​IMG]
     
  8. That looks great! And those are very pretty chickens. It looks like they have blue eyes.
     
  9. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    Are those meat birds? They the one eating has HUGE feet.
     
  10. ChickenChief

    ChickenChief In the Brooder

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    heheh thanks southern28chick! the dog "jenna" is gorgeous! [​IMG] shes my baby!

    and im pretty sure they arent meat birds... well im hopeing not! trying to work out what they are still!! time will tell i guess!!
     

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