TOUR THE INSIDE OF OUR COOP...

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by countryladyNH, Sep 27, 2016.

  1. countryladyNH

    countryladyNH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ...JUST LIKE THE WHOLE THING, WE'VE DONE IT ALL 'ON THE CHEAP' OURSELVES. I THINK OUR 4 BUFF GIRLS, PRISSY, BELLA, HANNAH, AND MAISIE LOVE IT!

    COME ON IN AND TOUR THE COOP...
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    We painted the inside a sunny, scrubable yellow...

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    We leaded the sliding windows ourselves, and Adam made the special removable 'predator proof' screen to reinforce the normal window screen. He designed it himself and used all materials we already had...

    The coop floor is washable sheet vinyl, and we put down a layer of our special mixture of builders sand, sieved wood ash from our fireplaces, and DE powder. This keeps the hens healthy and is easy for me to clean every day. It doesn't need to be changed.
    We have 2 nesting boxes. I made the cute blue gingham nest box curtains...
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    Our girls love their little home...

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    The chickens go into the coop from the attached run every night by themselves. They sleep on the roost shown here.
    Adam made the removable 'poop tray' which is such a time saver. Every morning I just slide it out, dump the poop into the coop bucket to go to the compost pile, and wipe it off. It's a board that he covered with a remnant of 'stone look' sheet vinyl flooring that we got for free.

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    For the fall/winter we'll have a hanging mirror in the coop and some other distractions to keep the chickens entertained in bad weather...

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    ...One thing is a cute little cd player/radio that we had. Chickens love music! Adam built a shelf up high in a corner of the coop and we have this plugged in there for them. Chickens love classical music...

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    (See more on our posts about our coop and on our website~
    www.thecountryladyantiques.com
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Awesome coop! I'm jealous! Love the blue checkered privacy curtains! :D Also admire the Fort Knox -style predator proofing. Thanks for posting. Looks like your ladies love it!
     
  3. tinakevin

    tinakevin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very nice. Love the yellow. I also did the inside if mine in a yellow and white.
     
  4. countryladyNH

    countryladyNH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks so much! Yeah, we really tried to make our coop and run safe from all the wild critters here in NH! We read here about chickens loving colors and music, and how classical music helps them lay eggs, and we thought it would be nice for them during the long cold winters! They really do seem to love the music.
     
  5. countryladyNH

    countryladyNH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!
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    Would love to see pictures of yours.
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  6. tinakevin

    tinakevin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not quite done with it but when I do I will def send pics. What part of nh
     
  7. countryladyNH

    countryladyNH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi!
    We live in the oldest standing house in Center Ossipee~
    'visit' us here!

    www.thecountryladyantiques.com
     

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