Winter Coop Hoop! YAY I did it before the snow!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by 6chickens in St. Charles, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. 6chickens in St. Charles

    6chickens in St. Charles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In-hoop temp 10 am this morn! outside temp 52 degrees
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    Their new pop door DH built for them, with sand to keep little Mr VultureHocks from getting his white feathers all mucky:
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    Let's see how well this stands up to actual weather! Its 8mil clear window plastic, $48 at Menard's. It came in 12ft rolls. With any luck, the hawk will poke a few air vent holes right in the top. It was all sparkly with frozen frost at 7am [​IMG]
     
  2. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    It looks great!
     
  3. LiLRedCV

    LiLRedCV Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hope it works out for you! [​IMG]
     
  4. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    That looks really awesome. Great job. [​IMG] I'm still waiting for my dad to finish our coop. [​IMG]
     
  5. Shayna

    Shayna I [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]

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    Nice! I just covered my run with 6mm plastic. It's really nice how much warmer it stays. Like a little greenhouse!
     
  6. 6chickens in St. Charles

    6chickens in St. Charles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The view from my backyard, as I leave my back porch on my way to the garage. I feel so proud I made this.
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    [​IMG] but we can plainly see no chickens in it.

    They'll be in there when forced by snowdrifts [​IMG] and ice [​IMG] OMG they'll even have to eat CHICKEN FEED! instead of foraging through the leaves!

    I do love it when they eat their feed all winter, it makes them gorgeous little tooties.
     
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  7. SteveBaz

    SteveBaz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Love the hoop coops [​IMG]
     
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  8. Hawkeye95

    Hawkeye95 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nice, I really like this! It looks like it should work out great! [​IMG]
     
  9. 6chickens in St. Charles

    6chickens in St. Charles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] on this cold and rainy day, the chickens choose their new hoop over my porch! HOORAY!

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    Is this enough space for them? They're bantams. Here's 10 in the hoop just hangin out, there are 2 in the coop laying eggs, and Donna the EE is out chasing rainbows and raindrops because she's a nut:

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    I think its about 11 or 14 feet X 5 feet. I should add some more perch space higher up, too, for more levels.
     
  10. kcwazzu

    kcwazzu Out Of The Brooder

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    I like it, but I gotta say, I really like your neighbor's boat [​IMG]

    Keith
     

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