The new coup!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Chickens-2016, Oct 29, 2016.

  1. Chickens-2016

    Chickens-2016 Out Of The Brooder

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    We finally are done with the girls coup! They didn't like it at first but after a couple of days they adjusted. Very happy chickens.
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  2. LJoWilly

    LJoWilly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very nice! Some lucky ladies you got!!
     
  3. tinakevin

    tinakevin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Beautiful coop.
     
  4. Chickens-2016

    Chickens-2016 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks it took a while for us to get this done; it was worth the wait. Now that we have room i will get a few more chickens, any suggestions?
     
  5. tinakevin

    tinakevin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a mixture of hen. I love my 5 silkies but their more ornamental than anything since they lay very small eggs and go broody a lot. I do have a doctor customer who loves the little eggs. Then I have 2 barnvelders. 2 Glw's. 1 Cochin 1 leghorn and 2 Easter eggers. Our coop is 16x8 with a run just as long.
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  6. Chickens-2016

    Chickens-2016 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thats a really nice coup you have there. I want to ensure my girls will get along with the breeds I get, not sure what that is...Do most all checks get along with each other?

    Our Coup is 8 x 4 and a extra long run, I only have 4 boxes for laying eggs and two perches inside and out side I have two perches...Its been raining in California so they are mostly near the front of their coup staying dry.
     
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  7. tinakevin

    tinakevin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It takes time for them to get used to each other. Just make sure you do the see but not touch method. Keep the new ones separate from the older ones but let them see each other as well for a couple weeks then intergrate them while you supervise to make sure the don't kill each other but bickering will happen because they will have to establish a new pecking order. I did this with mine and everything eventually worked out. I do keep my bantams separate from my large foul because of the size difference. except for my leghorn. She chose to stay with the silkies lol
     
  8. Chickens-2016

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    Good advise. Thank you. I think I will get the same size birds maybe that will help things...not sure what to get but I love the silkies and Bantans.
     
  9. tinakevin

    tinakevin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What kind do u have now. I ordered mine from ideal and they had a great variety but I just went with what I thought was pretty lol and good layers. I live where it gets very cold and a lot of snow so I also went with cold hearty birds
     
  10. Chickens-2016

    Chickens-2016 Out Of The Brooder

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    Astrolurop and Amerucana they are about 8months old just started laying eggs
     

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