The coop is done, mostly.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by sdetwiler333, Sep 7, 2014.

  1. sdetwiler333

    sdetwiler333 Out Of The Brooder

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    The last 2 days have been a blur, as I have been busting my hump to get the coop ready for birds, which I picked up today YAYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!! I got 7 hens and a Rooster for $60.00 the rooster is a R.I. Red yay again. The hens are a mix some are Brown Isas, I think, & the others I don't know hoping for some help here. Name that breed. pics to follow.[​IMG]

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  2. Wisher1000

    Wisher1000 Bama Biddy

    Oh Sdet, it looks wonderful and I can see that you worked hard on it. I have one thing that really worries me, though. That poultry (chicken) wire is made to keep chickens in, not predators out. A dog, coon, or opossom could pull that apart and get the chickens with very little effort. I suggest that you buy some 2x4 welded wire and put it over the poultry wire (or you could replace it.) An even better option, although much more expensive, would be 1/2 inch hardware cloth. That is one fine looking structure that anyone would be proud to have in their yard. I would hate to see your new birds taken at night or during the day when no one is home.

    BTW - The birds look good, too!
     
  3. WthrLady

    WthrLady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's lovely. As soon as you can though you need to remove the chicken wire on the run and coop and replace it with hardware cloth wire or rat wire. A dogģcatģraccoon, fox will go right through that.
     
  4. sdetwiler333

    sdetwiler333 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the input,that is something to consider. However I'm all tapped out at this time. the coop is right by the house , so maybe that will help. I already lost 1 when i was transfering them to the run from the cage I brought them home in. She ran across the road into a stand of pines. I'm hoping to find her free ranging in the yard tomorrow a.m. , when the rooster crows. Say a prayer for herplease.
     

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