Thoughts on coop please

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Sidechicks77, Apr 17, 2019.

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  1. Sidechicks77

    Sidechicks77 Chirping

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    I currently have 4 chicks hopefully all are hens I kept them in a box for about 1.5 weeks and built them a coop in the mean time now they stay in the coop except I let them in the yard for a few hours a day thoughts on the coop are what I'm looking for thanks!
     

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  2. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    Very pretty poop!
    I highly recommend getting some half inch hardware cloth to put over your current wire.
     
  3. SurferchickinSB

    SurferchickinSB Crowing

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    That’s super cute! Your chicks will be growing very rapidly, so I suppose you will build them a run? My chickens only go in there coop to sleep and to lay their eggs.
     
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    Sidechicks77 Chirping

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    I had 1/4 the pulled it today the bottom has 1/2 x 1"
     
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    Sidechicks77 Chirping

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    I planned on letting em out during the day into the backyard I live in the city I talked to my neighbors and let them know they might have visitors they dont have dogs so I think it will be ok what do you think?
     
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    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    Rats can squeeze through an inch easily.
    1/2 hardware cloth would be better.
    Racoons can put their hand through an inch hole too.
     
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    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    Where about in the world do you live?

    How old are the chicks today?
     
  8. Sidechicks77

    Sidechicks77 Chirping

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    I'll get on it thx!
     
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    It might be better to keep them contained. They can reduce your whole yard to just a patch of dirt. It is easier to keep everything clean if you keep them contained, but let them free range a little bit, maybe when you were there watching them.
     
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  10. I like it!
    Your 4 chickens will need more space when they get bigger.
    I love the little piviting hand holes to gather eggs!
    I would however make them lock in place somehow as if they move easily, i can see chicks escaping or weasel getting in.
    Nice job though, did you design and build it yourself?
     

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