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TAKING OVER THE COOP and RUN TOO! - *MORE NEW PICS! (Nesting boxes)**

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by DouglasPeeps, Mar 29, 2008.

  1. DouglasPeeps

    DouglasPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2008
    Colorado
    Our chicks are 6 and 7 weeks old now and we decided to let them "spread their wings" (LOL) and take over the whole coop. Here are some pictures that I took this morning!

    The perches and half of the nesting boxes are built. We have put covers over the nesting boxes so we don't have to break a bad habit later.

    ***I had been putting their feeders up on "blocks" so to speak, but they were still getting filled with shavings. AHHHH. So this morning I found some of my window potting containers and flipped them upsidedown and the feeders fit right inside. They actually fit inside the little grooves so they won't slide out. YEAH! This will work until we get the hanging feeder up.

    This just keeps getting more and more fun! I love this!

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    The kids have named this chick "Bunny". I love her coloring.

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    No matter how many perches they have, they still keep using the feeders. Can't wait to get the hanging one up!!!!!
     
    Last edited: May 30, 2008
  2. FrontPorchIndiana

    FrontPorchIndiana Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2008
    Indiana
    Boy they look happy! Can't wait until we get our coop built.
     
  3. stilwellchick

    stilwellchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice looking coop and birds. Glad you are having fun with chickens. For me, it never gets old. Even in below zero temps I am happy taking care of them. Once they get older, everyday is like an Easter egg hunt and I am always grateful for the eggs they give us. I continue to marvel at these fascinating little creatures.
     
  4. hensdeliverthegoods

    hensdeliverthegoods Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How cute are they...spreading out and enjoying their fancy new digs. [​IMG]
     
  5. Brian

    Brian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice coop, and a bunch of well cared for chicks it looks like.
     
  6. squigleyc

    squigleyc Out Of The Brooder

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    great big room they have there. I like it.
     
  7. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    Lucky little chicks...I have one of those terra cotter planters, I'm going to save it for them rather than plant in it- thanks!
     
  8. Brian

    Brian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    People should take a good look at these pictures you've posted of your coop, and see what it looks like to provide lots of natural light. It is good for the birds, and they'll lay more for you too. The best sides for windows is to the East and the North. If you place them to the South, you will make your coop too hot in the summer. As for the West, it's OK, but still it may be too warm for summer evenings.
     
  9. Kittikity

    Kittikity Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What kind of board is that for the wall in the last pic?
     
  10. airmom1c05

    airmom1c05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love it all! Floorspace, windows, roost, and most of all CHICKENS! My hanging feeder isn't hung yet. I have it sitting on top of a cinder block. So far, so good. My big Buff Orps turn EVERYTHING over. That's OK; I love them anyway. Time for plan 8. [​IMG]
     

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