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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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    Fabulous coop. Since you free range your flock give them a few scattered shelters for daytime snoozing or hiding from aerial predators. The trees will provide shade but also provide Hawks a vantage to watch your hens before swooping down on one. Have some doghouses, benches, plywood planks on cinderblocks, rose bushes or thorny evergreen shrubbery scattered around the open field so a hen doesn't have to run far to hide. A running hen in an open field is an invitation to a hawk. Our Cooper's Hawk visits once in a while but we have so much in the way of popup canopies, doghouses, low shelters, and shrubbery that he can be 5 feet away from a hiding hen but won't go after her - darnedest thing I ever saw. He seldom comes around any more. I think the neighborhood Crows have ganged up on him to keep him away. I didn't used to like Crows but they actually are quite useful here in the city - I wouldn't trust them to stay away from baby chicks however. I've seen them go after ducklings.
     
  2. scubaharry

    scubaharry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Finished installing the metal roof over the run. Now the girls have 8 x 16 ft of shade :)
     
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  3. DoubleMM

    DoubleMM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Breeder pen is coming along.... no smashed fingers this weekend.


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    Covered in an old barn paneling from Lowes (tried to get used cedar fence boards, but craigslist guy never answered)

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  4. tr3ctr

    tr3ctr Out Of The Brooder

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    Here are a few pics of my coop it's coming along a little slow on the progress though but the girls are happy [​IMG][/IMG][/IMG][/IMG][/IMG]
    The nesting box's are done I just need to finish the doors
    And I have not put the windows in yet but the girls free range all day
     
  5. tr3ctr

    tr3ctr Out Of The Brooder

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    The run and coop complete predator proof
     
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  6. tr3ctr

    tr3ctr Out Of The Brooder

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    A picture of some of the girls
     
  7. tr3ctr

    tr3ctr Out Of The Brooder

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    The inside of the coop
     
  8. bruceha2000

    bruceha2000 Chicken Obsessed

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    You get a lot done in a weekend when you don't smash a finger! [​IMG]
    Wish I could say I was industrious as you are. Looks great.
     
  9. lydzchix

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    We decided to go ahead and install wiring in our new coop before we moved the chicks in a couple of weeks. Might be a little harder to work around in there later. Really happy how it turned out. We basically plug the coop in like an RV with a heavy duty 20 amp extension cord that we made. The exterior GFCI outlet coming from the garage is where we get power. We put an outlet and pull chain light fixture in the coop and the run. Plenty of places to plug in deicer, heat lamp or fan when needed.

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  10. bruceha2000

    bruceha2000 Chicken Obsessed

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    Great idea. Things generally aren't a problem in June when the sun comes up early and goes down late. You can't always do chicken chores during daylight hours in the winter and you can't leave the chickens without water.
     

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