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Why yes, I DID build my chickens a solarium

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by HEChicken, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. HEChicken

    HEChicken Crowing

    Aug 12, 2009
    BuCo, KS
    My Coop
    Every flock should have their own solarium, dontcha think?
    I found this shower door set out to the curb by one of my neighbors on trash day a couple of years ago and thought "cold frame", so grabbed it and brought it home. Who knew an old shower door would be so handy to have around? I never got around to making the cold frame because it always seems to be in use for another purpose. I've used it when new chicks are in my small chick run, to keep them dry, and to weigh it down and a variety of other purposes. Last winter DH (who never wanted the chooks but is very tolerant of anything that makes me happy) leaned it against the brick wall, leaving just enough space for a chicken to sit behind it. In no time they got the idea and both last winter and this one, happily use it to warm up on cold days. With the sun shining through it, and the break from the wind, it must be quite a bit warmer behind it than elsewhere in the yard. I can look out my kitchen window and see them, and every time I look, a different set of birds is in the "solarium".
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  2. Lady Chickadee

    Lady Chickadee Rocky Top Silkies

    Apr 1, 2011
    Central Kentucky
    They seem to like it, great idea!
  3. SilkieSerenade

    SilkieSerenade In the Brooder

    Aug 8, 2011
    Awwwwww :) How cute!
  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Oh, great, now MY chickens are going to want one!

    Really nifty idea.
  5. TheSpiceGirls

    TheSpiceGirls Crowing

    Oct 6, 2010
    Bay Area, CA
    My girls just forwarded this to me and asked me to bring one home. Sigh...

    Great idea.
  6. bucky52

    bucky52 Songster

    Apr 26, 2011
    looks if they are enjoying it.my husband took two large windows and attached those to the corners of my run.it keeps a large area nice and dry.
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  9. brahmakid11

    brahmakid11 Songster

    Aug 23, 2011
    sitting on the toilet
    you copied my idea!
  10. christineavatar

    christineavatar Songster

    May 1, 2011
    Bolinas, CA
    I have a shower door that had been part of a pair. It's partner had been broken and I had replaced them both with a shower curtain. The door was in good shape so I set it in the garage wondering what I could do with it. TA-DA!!! What a great idea!

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