Updated with Coop pictures !! Getting closer!! Can't wait!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by CoffeeCow, May 22, 2010.

  1. CoffeeCow

    CoffeeCow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My new Chicks are shipping out on Monday!!

    That means I will get them Tuesday or Wednesday (I am hoping Tuesday:D)
    We are getting 6 EE's 2 Delawares, and 2 Buff Orpingtons. I have the brooder all set up and waiting, and the coop is 90% done (I should post some pictures of it)

    I know this is a pointless thread, but I have been waiting so long, I am about to explode with excitement [​IMG]


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    I added some pictures of my coop. they are a bit further down the page, tell me what you think!
     
    Last edited: May 22, 2010
  2. dumb_cluck

    dumb_cluck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine come in two weeks June 2-5. [​IMG]
     
  3. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

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    Woo hoo, your chickies are almost there!! Pics of coop, yes!!

    Congratulations! The fun is about to begin!

    What kind of chickies? How many?

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  4. suzyq53511

    suzyq53511 Drowning in Chickens!

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    I have chicks coming on tues or weds too!
     
  5. dumb_cluck

    dumb_cluck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've got 6 speckled sussex pullets coming. [​IMG]
     
  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Congrats CoffeeCow on your soon-to-be chicks. I wish you the best of luck with them.

    I have chicks coming too, but not until June 9th. Trying hard to not get impatient.
     
  7. MareeZoCool

    MareeZoCool Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] NEW CHICKIES! SO EXCITING!![​IMG]
     
  8. CoffeeCow

    CoffeeCow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are a few pictures of my Coop. it is in a 20x20 building, as you can see, I built a wall to give them a 6'x20' coop. That should be more than enough for 10 chickens [​IMG]

    This is the coop and part of the run. The other half of the building is basically a storage room.
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    This is the divider wall, do you think I need to put some chicken wire at the top? or will it be okay open like that?
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    This is inside the coop, I cut a hole for their door (these pics are from last week, I have since installed a guillotine style door)
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    This is the run, it is currently home to a white pond duck... long story there [​IMG] As I said, these are older pics (camera batteries are dead) I now have the door done, and I built a nice little deck for them to come out on. I hope they can walk up that long ramp.. hehe
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    Here is Mr. 5 Duck Duck, the current owner of the run. We got him 3 years ago. Someone brought him and 3 little ducklings to my wifes work (she is a Veterinarian) and said that the car in front of him mowed them down and kept going... there were 8 or 10 chicks. We assumed that the "momma" duck was female, so we named her Mrs. Duck Duck... but after she didn't lay eggs for 6 months, we figured out that she was a he. We didn't want to give him a complex by totally changing his name, so we just moved the . in it a bit, and made it Mr. 5 instead of Mrs (he thinks it was just a typo)
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  9. CoffeeCow

    CoffeeCow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ooh yeah, the ducklings were wild, they grew up happy, and flew away when they were ready [​IMG]
     
  10. crysmom

    crysmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like the duck I would love ducks around here

    But congrats on your upcoming chicks, their coop looks great
     

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