What projects are you planning for spring?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Cats Critters, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

    I'm going to finish my tractor, work on the main run, and dig a drainage ditch so that ice doesn't get in the way of everything after it freezes. So what are you guys planning?
  2. CANDLE98

    CANDLE98 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 29, 2008
    Meridian Idaho
    I am planning on building a breeding coop. and running elecricity out to the new coop! I am hoping to make it 12 x 24 or so! I will use it also as a grow out pen area so then I can get my garage back in the spring!
  3. gsim

    gsim Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 18, 2009
    East Tennessee
    Replacing linoleum-over-OSB poop planks with galvanized steel versions. Later in spring will replace all litter. Possibile 3rd one is to build a cricket farm in the run.
  4. lauriruth

    lauriruth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oh gee, here's a surprise!!! I'm building a NEW coop!!!!! Because the 4-month-old one isn't "GOOD ENOUGH" for the spoiled, rotten, (precious, adorable) girls [​IMG]!!!!!
  5. hankus

    hankus Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 13, 2009
    Mini coop to keep some pure BO eggs. More breeder pens for my bantams. Larger outdoor brooder. Larger growout pen. plus what ever else comes along like a new duck run. I'm also going to build a quail pen, and an outdoor pen for the rabbits.
  6. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

    Apr 20, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    I hope to have the second roofed run for the sussexes, a smidge over 10x10', completed *by* spring.

    Springtime will be occupied by rebuilding the back deck on the house, gardening, and chicks.

    Then this summer my plan is to build a separate turkey house (still mulling over design) and *hopefully* also a freestanding "cold" chicken coop, south side open, to play with next winter.

  7. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

    May 24, 2008
    Southeast Arkansas
    building my greenhouse-framed breeding pen thingy.
  8. hangin'witthepeeps

    hangin'witthepeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 1, 2009
    Colbert, GA
    Remodeling my coop that was just built last spring as I have more chickens. My husband reminds me everyday of "Can we get chickens, I only want 3 or 4" and then "Honey they said I had to take six, it's the minimum they would sell me at TSC." Then it was "I built this incubator to see if I can hatch some eggs" and "Did you ever see a Silkie chicken?" and "They had a really good sale for 25 chicks." So I have to have a BIG coop. They all want to sleep together and the three little coops is not working. It will have electric and plumbing with a "mud sink" installed. That way filling the heated waterers will be a snap. And of course lights, that way I can put in red heat lamps on those nights where its really cold here. And a broody area so they don't take up my nest boxes. I have three nest boxes and two broody hens. Of course there is 5 nest boxes in the other coop, but they won't go in there. Tall enough I can walk in, I currently have a knot on my head and I believe I had a concussion from trying to clean out the coop "Nobody likes", hoping to encourage them to use it. Oh yeah, I put them in there the other night and it was awful. They slept in the nest boxes and pooped in them. That really worked.
  9. Doormantnt

    Doormantnt Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2009
    Glen Burnie, MD
    SAND, SAND and more SAND......

    this is my first year with chickens, and the run, even under roof was a DISASTER.....so it is getting dug out, gravel laid, and 5-6" of sand.

    oh and maybe some more chicks to......they grow up so quick..LOL...

  10. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    We're creating a second coop for a closed flock in the barn next to the original one, insulating, and including a hospital cage for segregating birds that are not contagious but may require individual attention. We'll have an electrician to improve our our panel and install some outlets outside that space in the barn aisleway. Then we need to strip off some barn board, install Typar on a short section outside, and resheathe. We're delaying bird purchase until 2011 so the flocks are three years apart in age. [​IMG]

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