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The babies moved out to the Coop! (Pic Heavy)

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by GoldDogsMom, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. GoldDogsMom

    GoldDogsMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 5 week old chicks were ready as was I so today was moving day! Here are some before and after pics of my new coop which was a free 8x8 shed that we rennovated!

    DH supervising the move!
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    and now...
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    back still needs painted but...added a Chicken Picture Window and a door for the run yet to be built!

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    and the girls/inside

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    Love those Chickies! and my DH for being so tolerant! (Let's see how happy he is after the run project [​IMG] and then some open windows with flaps in the spring!)
     
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  2. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

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    WOW that really looks nice after you painted it. My DH is not much help and most of the time I need to do things by myself. [​IMG]
     
  3. peepblessed

    peepblessed Chillin' With My Peeps

    Really turned out great! Nice job and cudos to your DH! [​IMG]
     
  4. peepblessed

    peepblessed Chillin' With My Peeps

    I forgot to mention that my DH is out in the rain right now fixing some leaks in our chicks coop! [​IMG]
     
  5. GoldDogsMom

    GoldDogsMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I was surprised at how it looked after painting! I hope to get the back painted tonight and brush the green moss off the shingles! DH has helped me with the big stuff like the windows and fortunately I am pretty handy with power tools and a paintbrush! Of course I will add some nesting boxes closer to laying time.
     
  6. 2overeasy000

    2overeasy000 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks nice. But, you are going to need some vents in the winter as well.
     
  7. Impress

    Impress Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Can I borrow him? I can trade you some hatching eggs and a lazy husband that plays Xbox all day!
     
  8. SteveBaz

    SteveBaz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    very nice you guys congrats!!
     
  9. rpchris

    rpchris Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats on getting the chicks outside. I know it was a tough hurdle to get over. [​IMG] The coop looks great I'm sure they will be happy and healthy in there.

    On a side note: At some point you may want to add a little more ventilation to the coop for moisture and ammonia to escape.
     
  10. GoldDogsMom

    GoldDogsMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I have been thinking about that...my other coop was a pre built and has no added ventilation, we didn't have any issues last winter.

    After reading lots of comments here about ventilation, I was considering adding something like this on the peak on the back and possibly the front...

    http://www.lowes.com/pd_17159-52595...0__s?Ntt=vent&Ns=p_product_price|0&facetInfo=

    what does anyone think?

    I've got to run now but I look forward to any suggestions!
     
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