Yah they are finally out of house.

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by cybercat, Aug 9, 2009.

  1. cybercat

    cybercat Songster

    May 22, 2007
    Greeneville, Tn
    Well, today we finally got the chickens out into their coop. [​IMG] They are 10 weeks old. One reason it took so long was weather was not helping as it rained and rained and rained here. [​IMG] Luckily for the past 3 days no rain so we finished the coop and the painting this weekend. All that is lefct is shigles on roof.

    Now comes the fun part tearing apart the sparebedroom and cleaning it. Just taking down the huge brooder box will be a chore. I have to vacuum from ceiling to floor. Of the fun of it. [​IMG] Never again will I brood in the house now with coop done. O am I dreading this cleaning job. [​IMG]
  2. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Crowing

    Mar 25, 2008

    Good luck with the clean up! Chicks never made it past 6 wks. old inside the house here. [​IMG]
  3. Serrin

    Serrin Songster

    Can't say as we ever even considered raising chicks in the house. Being the neat freak that I am, there was NO WAY I'd ever allow it! [​IMG]

    The whole thing was the husbands idea in the first place. I told him, you want them, you build a house for them. Who would have guessed they'd end up being mostly my babies! [​IMG]

    You have my complete sympathies though. Having had indoor birds in the past (i.e. parakeets, finches and the like) I swore I'd NEVER have indoor birds again. Just to dadgum messy!!
  4. cybercat

    cybercat Songster

    May 22, 2007
    Greeneville, Tn
    Hmm yes, how many can say they have to use a shovel to clean out their brooder box. It is 7 feet by 3 1/2 feet. Boy will we have a great garden next year. Now hubby needs to empty bags so i can refill them. [​IMG]
  5. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    I wish I had somewhere to put my little ones at!! I'm seriously considering getting an air-purifier for that room, there is so much dust!! Dad was getting ready for church one morning, and shaving in that bathroom. He came out of there griping that it looked like he had flour on his pants from leaning against the counter! [​IMG]
  6. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    I have tried this and it does help keep the dust down a bit. Place those cheap 70 cent furnace filters over the top of the brooder. You may have to rig your light up a little different, but it works! I figured this out after we had to buy a new laptop because it was full of chicken dust!

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