Thelma and Louise

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Gardengirl 2011, Mar 12, 2011.

  1. Gardengirl 2011

    Gardengirl 2011 Songster

    Mar 3, 2011
    Central Florida
    They were just brought home in this one. They're a week old now. Let's see if I posted this picture right, lol.

    [​IMG] I did it!

    The coop
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2011
  2. allieloveschickens

    allieloveschickens Songster

    May 20, 2010
    San Diego
    so cute! Love your coop too, great job! How big is it? I am thinking of building a second little coop for one of my EE girls- plan on getting her a little buddy - she was getting really badly picked on in the coop with the other girls.
  3. Gardengirl 2011

    Gardengirl 2011 Songster

    Mar 3, 2011
    Central Florida
    Thanks! The coop is 5' wide by 6' high and 2' deep. I really wanted to build one myself, but kept getting intimidated and overthinking it. I cut hair~~~not wood, lol. So a friend's husband and father did this for me. The only drawback I see is the roost (piece of plywood I think) is right over open nest boxes. It's wide enough to not allow the chicken poo go into the nest boxes though. And I don't think there's a way to move the roost since it's only 2' deep. So it'll HAVE to work, lol.

    I just have to build the fenced in yard before moving them out there. THAT I think I can handle, lol.
  4. AccentOnHakes

    AccentOnHakes Songster

    Oct 2, 2009
    Ehh. Your coop looks kinda...questionable. It would have better, I think, to have had the roof slant the other way do they don't get dripped on while going out, and the slope is kinda steep.

    But whatever; it's liveable. Enjoy the chickies; they're so cute!
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2011
  5. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    My Thelma and Louise turned into Theo and Louis!! [​IMG] Hope you have better luck than I did!
  6. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    I named my two Cayuga ducklings Thelma and Louise and Louise turned into Louie. [​IMG]
  7. CathyM

    CathyM Songster

    Jan 27, 2011
    Quote:You could easily fix that with a length of gutter, pour the water off the end. It's cute and it's creative, and if you're anything like me, you'll end up changing and renovating it as you learn more about your chicks. Maybe you can trade Louis for a dainty hen somewhere! [​IMG]
  8. StephanieD

    StephanieD Songster

    Mar 9, 2011
    Looks great! I bet you can't wait to get your chicks in there!!!![​IMG]
  9. tinychicky

    tinychicky Songster

    Mar 24, 2010
    Hollis, New Hampshire
    they're adorable! my friend has a couple birchen modern game bantams named thelma and louise!
  10. Gardengirl 2011

    Gardengirl 2011 Songster

    Mar 3, 2011
    Central Florida
    Thanks for the input. And thanks CathyM for the suggestion! The steep slant of the roof sort of bothered me too, but it was my fault for not going to look at the other one he built. The guy doesn't "do" chicken coops, he does cabinet work, lol. I'd actually like to figure out how to raise the front of the roofline a little so it's not quite so pitched. Other than that I'm pretty happy with it.

    And here I thought I was being original in their names. [​IMG]

    I brought home Towanda today. She's a barred rock. I can't believe HOW much smaller she is than the week old chicks![​IMG]

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