What's the one thing you wish you had included in your coop?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by MaryJanet, Jul 26, 2019.

  1. And another one!

     
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  2. MaryJanet

    MaryJanet Crowing

    Yeh, I really like the way he made the lid of the nesting boxes. It would keep the rain out I think. And the rocks around the perimeter. Thanks @Aussie-Chookmum !
     
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  3. MaryJanet

    MaryJanet Crowing

    Wow, yeh. That's gorgeous. Such beautiful craftsmanship.
     
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  4. NNYchick

    NNYchick Songster

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    I really like my coop it’s open enough I can easily segregate areas for broody with chicks, breeding pens or a brooder area for incubator hatched chicks. Multiple feed stations. Dust bath area.
    If I could I would do running water with sink but that won’t happen as long as I live in the north. I would like to add more of a run 8 ft out with a roof over the door area but I don’t think my husband will add another roof (he says it’s a pia) :tongue That way they can enjoy the sunshine more right now they only out in the evening and on the weekend when I can be around.
    This is my coop
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    I took the blue nest boxes out and use that 4x8 area as a brooder or when no chicks just storage/ feeding area.
    Set up as a brooder.
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    Nest boxes change to go under the shelves (these were supposeto be roosting shelves for the silkies but they only use them sometimes during the day) in the back of the 8x8 area. They were laying back there anyway so I add a board across and curtains. I have added 2 milk crates since this picture to give 5 divided spaces.
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  5. MaryJanet

    MaryJanet Crowing

    Great set up @NNYchick ! Beautiful silkies too :thumbsup

    Do they like the xylophone? I've been thinking about getting one.
     
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  6. I was wondering the same thing @NNYchick . :)
     
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  7. NNYchick

    NNYchick Songster

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    They really ignore it when I first put it in the chick brooder a couple years ago the chicks pecked at it but once they realize no treats come out they didn’t care.
     
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