Well I went and done it now *added PICS*

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by citychickx6, Aug 21, 2011.

  1. citychickx6

    citychickx6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a group of pullets that are almost 16 weeks old. I added 4 pullets that I was told were the same age (drove 2 hours to get them). When we got there it was obvious they were younger. [​IMG] I could not leave them there. They were all picking on each other and all the chickens were missing their tail feathers.
    I quarantined for well over a week.
    My existing chickens would not let them out of the coop even after 2 full weeks together.
    I did not like nor will I tolerate the fussing and arguing they were doing.
    DH built me a second coop inside the run and fenced off some of the run.
    He even took 2 days of his vacation time to finish it up. [​IMG]

    New coop is 4x6 and 5 ft tall. He raised it 2 foot off the ground so they have as much ground space as possible. Only 4 chickens will be in this one. The fenced area for them is 6.5x 10.5. (I wish it could be more.) They moved in yesterday and so far EVERYONE is much more relaxed. [​IMG]

    I will try and get my son to help me figure out the picture posting part and add pics later today. [​IMG]

    I have now got:

    2 BA
    3 EE
    2 California white
    1 GLW
    1 Splash Hamburg
    1 BO

    I got a lot of the design ideas from BYC.
    Thanks to everyone for all the great information!

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    Front of the main coop (former shed) with the diagonal door allowing for some storage and more airflow.

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    The new small coop for 4 chickens.

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    With the door open.

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    Side of small coop and human door.

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    The new smaller hens. Ducky (splash Hamburg), Peaches (BO), Apple (EE), and Lacey (GLW)

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    A few of the bigger girls.

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    Thank You all again for all the great information.
     
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2011
  2. OkChickens

    OkChickens Orpingtons Are Us

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    Congrats! That sounds like a great setup! You have great breeds as well!

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  3. citychickx6

    citychickx6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank You Nate.

    We do love the little ladies.
     
  4. KarenP

    KarenP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What breed is your black hen? I have a little one just like that and i don't know what she is. She also has black feet and a black beak.
     
  5. Knock Kneed Hen

    Knock Kneed Hen California Dream'in Chickens

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    Nice set up! You have a good man too. [​IMG]
     
  6. citychickx6

    citychickx6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:The black ones are Black Austrolorp. My favorite breed by far. Pink on the bottom of the feet is Austrolorp and yellow would be Jersey Giant.
     
  7. citychickx6

    citychickx6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes. He is a very good man to put up with me being nuts. [​IMG]
     
  8. BrokenRoadFarm

    BrokenRoadFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very nice! [​IMG]
     
  9. Hawkeye95

    Hawkeye95 Chillin' With My Peeps

    great coop!! your run looks really good, too! It's all very cute! Beautiful chickens! [​IMG]
     
  10. Kudzu

    Kudzu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats some lucky chickens.
     

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