Treehouse coops?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by GldnValleyHens, Mar 23, 2018.

  1. GldnValleyHens

    GldnValleyHens Crowing

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    So I thought about a separate coop for the guineas, and wondered if a little coop up in a tree would be doable. Anyone done such a crazy thing? Post pics! I think it would be so cool!! It would be hard to collect eggs unless you had a ladder, so it would probably work better for guineas or maybe peafowl
     
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  2. The Phantom

    The Phantom I love birds!!!

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    Call treehouse masters! Lol
     
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  3. Folly's place

    Folly's place Free Ranging

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    I've seen pictures, and they look very cute. Practical, not so much. Small and difficult to manage, IMO. Daily ladder work? Cleaning? Making it big enough in the first place?
    Let us know how it works if you do it!
    Mary
     
  4. BullChick

    BullChick Not who you think

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    aart Chicken Juggler!

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  6. andreanar

    andreanar Crowing

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    I think it would be so cool. Of course, Id make it easy to get up there to clean and collect eggs.
     
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  7. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    My concern would be predator proofing. And making it strong enough to withstand high winds.
     
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  8. kwhites634

    kwhites634 Slow hands & an easy touch

    Novel, but impractical IMO.
     
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  9. The Moonshiner

    The Moonshiner Professional Chicken Tender

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    I think the problem would be getting them on board with using it.
    Guineas always seem to have a different idea then me when picking a place to roost.
    Given a nice coop they'll always rather sleep on top of it. Also would wonder if you'd get them to lay there. Mine always prefer on the ground hidden somewheres.
    Guess most would lock them up at night but I can picture trying to climb a latter with a handful of guineas freaking out.
    Sounds like it'd eventually end up with broken bones and a head wound.
     
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  10. GldnValleyHens

    GldnValleyHens Crowing

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    It would keep them safe from foxes and coyotes. Maybe opossums too but not coons.
     

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