We had to think QUICK!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ovaunda, Sep 15, 2008.

  1. ovaunda

    ovaunda Out Of The Brooder

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    We discovered that of our 10 head flock, 8 are roos and only 2 are hens.

    One of the roos were being terrorized by the others and we moved him to this small dog run by himself to recover then added the 2 hens. They get along very well.

    This is our temporary "fix". We found this small doghouse at CALRanch and put it in the coop to give the "girls" (2 20-week old RIR's - Miley and Clucky) someplace to nest. It must have worked, we got our first egg last night. Crude but effective.

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  2. coffeelady3

    coffeelady3 Froths Milk for Hard Cash

    Jun 26, 2008
    Tacoma, WA
    That's the dog house I use for my two girls. It works great!
     
  3. ovaunda

    ovaunda Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh good...not so crude then.

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  4. coffeelady3

    coffeelady3 Froths Milk for Hard Cash

    Jun 26, 2008
    Tacoma, WA
    If it is, then we're both crude! (And proud of it too!)

    Here's mine...

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  5. ovaunda

    ovaunda Out Of The Brooder

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    We get a lot of snow in the winter - I expect you get a lot of rain, what about snow?

    Does this keep them warm in the winter?
     
  6. coffeelady3

    coffeelady3 Froths Milk for Hard Cash

    Jun 26, 2008
    Tacoma, WA
    This is my first year with chickens, so we'll see. Our winters are fairly mild. I live about a mile from Puget Sound, which is a fairly big body of salt water, so that helps keep snow to a minimum. (Maybe once a year, if that.) The dog house is small enough that I think their body heat will keep them warm enough. On days when it's expected to get really cold I can set them up in my mud room, which is where my parrot and pigeon are. We'll see how it goes....
     
  7. ChanceRider

    ChanceRider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice job improvising! My 2 ducklings will soon be moving into a very similar doghouse.
     
  8. ovaunda

    ovaunda Out Of The Brooder

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    Our first year too. When we got them we housed them in the garage with a heat lamp then moved them outside when the weather warmed up. I am hoping that we will have a full size chicken house by then but will have to keep this little house just for the sake of it being too cute not to keep.
     
  9. needmorechickens!

    needmorechickens! Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 2, 2008
    West TN
    very cute...and you would want to keep it, because with chickens it seems that we always need an infirmary! [​IMG]

    ~Rebecca
     
  10. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I love it! They look very happy too. [​IMG]
     

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