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Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by chickenlover237, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. Sylvester017

    Sylvester017 Overrun With Chickens

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    Of course jtc123 you know you'll never be done with the coop? We've been adding things around the coop and yard for 3 years and now we're looking for a coop replacement year after next. It's like our house - never done!
     
  2. Sylvester017

    Sylvester017 Overrun With Chickens

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    Roosting and laying eggs is all chickens use the coop for (or diving/hiding from an aerial predator). Set up a couple lean-to's or dog house somewhere in the open yard for more hiding places to dive under. By the time your chicken runs across the open yard toward the foliage to hide the hawk will have her. Set up more shelters in the wide open lawn..
     
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    Wildivy2112 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Sylvester017

    Sylvester017 Overrun With Chickens

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    Having two guard dogs to watch and circle prey in tandem is the way to go in a big field like yours!
     
  5. Sylvester017

    Sylvester017 Overrun With Chickens

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    I HAD TO BUY TWO CHAIRS SO MY DH AND I CAN BOTH WATCH AND TALK WITH THE GIRLS! WE'RE FINDING VISITORS LIKE SITTING OUT ON THE PATIO TO WATCH THEM TOO.
     
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  6. Sylvester017

    Sylvester017 Overrun With Chickens

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    If the coop is in the back 40 getting wet is a moot point. However a shelter over the nestbox to keep it from getting rained on when the lid is opened would still be a good idea. A wet nestbox is a health issue.
     
  7. Sylvester017

    Sylvester017 Overrun With Chickens

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    iwiw60 - we've been looking at all the different Amish coops and every one as well as other coop designs all do the lazy thing and fit the perches with the narrow sides up - what's with that? They know how to build pretty but know nothing about chickens!

    Our current little feed store custom-built coop only has a 2x2 for a perch. The girls occasionally use it during the day but it is ignored as a nighttime roost. Either the builders or manufacturers are too cheap to use the correct configurations for chickens or they are completely ignorant about what chickens need.
     
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  8. Sylvester017

    Sylvester017 Overrun With Chickens

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    Cute coop. Does it have a back door for cleanout?

    Go on eBay and Amazon and look at similar sized coop models for price. Of course those coops won't be built as well as yours so you'll probably need to add more $$$ to your asking price. A built-by-owner coop is always better quality than those pre-drilled prefabricated coops.

    Just as a side note this design is not appealing to me as there is no protection from rain when the nestboxes are opened. It is the kind of design that needs to be set up under a canopy, covered patio, or covered run.
     
  9. QueenBubbles

    QueenBubbles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is simply adorable! I know a bigger one is in my future, too!
     
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  10. Sylvester017

    Sylvester017 Overrun With Chickens

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    I think it's wonderful that Matilda approves. Chickens aren't fussy and they are sweet that way!
     

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