Snow Chickens - No Heat Required

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by sacrifice, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. sacrifice

    sacrifice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just thought I would post a picture of the coop, pen and chickens with the unusual snowfall we had right before Thanksgiving. Still have some of the snow, even though it is now raining. No heat was provided for the chickens, just a lot of good food and water. I am building a new coop and pen this spring, so hopefully the snow won't get into the pen, though the chickens did seem to like to mess with the snow a bit.

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  2. Countrypunk92

    Countrypunk92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lol! Thats funny. Loving your pen and coop.
     
  3. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Your run is really cool (no pun intended)!! [​IMG]
     
  4. OkChickens

    OkChickens Orpingtons Are Us

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    Your chickens look nice and warm! Nice coop and run as well!

    Nate
     
  5. namastemama

    namastemama Chillin' With My Peeps

    I bet the snow makes for nice insulation.
     
  6. kittycooks

    kittycooks Chillin' With My Peeps

    I like your coop set up, Sacrifice! Will your new coop have the Pretty sun panel installed? The Roof and run both have a very good pitch.

    @namastemama: Snow does warm things up and keep the drafts away!
     
  7. MamiPollo

    MamiPollo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love your little coop and run. Do you have any problems with the weight of snow on the hoop house? I know someone who had a greenhouse constructed that way and he complained of problems with snow even though we are in KY and get much less snow than you do. Just wondered how that was working.
     
  8. mjohnston

    mjohnston Out Of The Brooder

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    Nice coop and run Sacrifice. My new run is planned to be like yours and you just gave me the solution for the union of the wall (vertical )and the roof (curved). Is it PVC or metal made?
    Thank you and regards fron Spain
     
  9. ALRwild

    ALRwild Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your coop and run are so cute!!! Post pics of new coop for me once you finish it in the spring!
     
  10. joan1708

    joan1708 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love unique and original looking coops like yours! There's a lady in Maine who stacks up hay or straw bales in squares, there is an open area in the middle where the chickens congregate and poop. She puts straw/hay over the poop through the winter. It keeps the wind off the chickens, and keeps there feet warm and dry. I thought it was a good idea.
     

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