professional stunt chicken: do not try at this at home..

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by cabot, Jan 29, 2011.

  1. cabot

    cabot Chillin' With My Peeps

    Poor Berta....

    keep in mind , this is a 4 foot fence.

    Actually, the coop is unusable right now for obvious reasons, so the girls are in the winter condo. They have a cozy stall in the barn and free range when we do chores. They won't step one foot outside, heaven forbid they get their little tootsies in the snow [​IMG]

    They even have an indoor dust bath. DH loves them too !

    how many more months until spring ?
  2. Chicken Frenzie

    Chicken Frenzie Chicken Whisperer

    Nov 2, 2010
    Yeah, how many months? =P Very cute I love your chickens!
  3. kateseidel

    kateseidel Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 9, 2010
    Love the stall coop - and particularly the use of the jump standard as a roost (I have never understood the attraction of jumping, and greatly approve of the double duty!)
  4. Noble Rooster

    Noble Rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2009
    Quote:X2 on the use of the jump standard! (from a dressage person [​IMG] )

    To the OP, do you worry about unwanted critters like raccoons visiting the chickens in their stall, or does the presence of your other animals provide security? I'd love to give our girls one of our stalls but they are currently the barn's only inhabitants (we built their coop inside a stall) and the predators around here are pretty assertive, even during the day.
  5. magistradomina

    magistradomina Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 6, 2010
    Where I live.
    That's great that your hens are in a great stall like that!
  6. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
    Gotta take care of those professional stunt chickens and their stand-ins. I heard they demand top price for conditions like that!
  7. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
  8. Sassafras

    Sassafras Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 16, 2011
    I love how you have 1 of each color. They look like they like following you around.
    Yeah, this winter is getting ridiculous...
  9. mychookschick

    mychookschick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 28, 2009
    I was sort of thinking of using a horse stall too! I think that it seems like a good idea... using the other animals as a security system... [​IMG]
  10. cabot

    cabot Chillin' With My Peeps

    they are more than willing to work for a handful of meal worms and BOSS, going rate is 1 handful per foot of snow [​IMG]

    I don't have any predators to speak of, just hawks and they don't go in the barn thank goodness. I think the horses are a good deterrent . The stall is perfect , draft free, plenty of room and it's so easy to take care of them without shoveling, breaking frozen water etc... They are perfectly happy to roam around the barn on free range time. It's nice and safe for them. I actually had to move one of the horses into an indoor this winter in order for the girls to have the stall. ( Not that I mind , of course...)

    They do love to follow us around, it does make it difficult to get pics as they are quickly right up in the lens...

    The jump standard makes a great roost. We have one out in their run as well and they love to sit up on it at all times of the day. Right now it is completely buried, you can't even see the tops of the standards. They are forcasting another storm this week.
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2011

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