The winterized coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by angie3881, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. angie3881

    angie3881 Chillin' With My Peeps

    New and improved!!

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    And they love it!!!
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  2. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its still triple digits here!!! You have alot of nest boxes.
     
  3. wava1vaughn

    wava1vaughn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 24, 2011
    Cairo Ga.
    Hi from Ga. It looks like yoou have it under control. [​IMG]
     
  4. remuda1

    remuda1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well thankfully, we're down to the 90s now [​IMG] . But I have a friend in Harlan, Iowa so I know that snow is just around the corner up north! I LOVE what you've done with the walls [​IMG] . But I think maybe they're gonna want a pool table and a couple of decks of cards to get them through y'all's long winter!!

    Seriously though, my friend is a rural route mail carrier and it floors me how short your summers seem to be! Do you get any egg production through the winter?
     
  5. Hawkeye95

    Hawkeye95 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Love your ladder!! Looks like it does a great job of keeping them happy. [​IMG]
     
  6. angie3881

    angie3881 Chillin' With My Peeps

    We are having some chilly nights! Down to 40's Thanks everyone, and we will be installing the keg next week! [​IMG] Grandma always said "Use what ya got and you won't go broke."
     
  7. angie3881

    angie3881 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I have a lot of nesting boxes! We had this old shelf in the shop so I converted it! They only use 5 or 6 of them.
     
  8. angie3881

    angie3881 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I don't know yet. This is my first year! Everyone has told me production will go down.
     
  9. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I have a lot of nesting boxes! We had this old shelf in the shop so I converted it! They only use 5 or 6 of them.

    My theory is more boxes equals more eggs > LOL
     
  10. Snack Giver

    Snack Giver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been winterizing my Seattle coop, too. I covered all walls with 1/2 insullation boards and changed the poop area to sand. I cover the sand with news paper and throw out the paper each day (way less mess and smell). I also changed my 3 perches to 2x4s turned to flat side up. My birds love the new perches. Their feet are big and now they have perches that fit, no open air under their toes.
     

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