Post your Coop and Run set-ups here!!

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Re: Post your Coop and Run set-ups here!!
« Reply #180 on: July 12, 2013, 22:19 »
I don't wish to be picky (we all know photos can distort things ) but the entrances to the nest box on the left look far to narrow ,and the back of the boxes to shallow . however it's a nice construction job  :)
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« Reply #181 on: July 12, 2013, 22:48 »
I don't wish to be picky (we all know photos can distort things ) but the entrances to the nest box on the left look far to narrow ,and the back of the boxes to shallow . however it's a nice construction job  :)


Those are feeding slots I will be putting layers mash etc in half the box that side. The other half will be for storage.

The nestboxes (4) are on the right side under the lid. You may be right about the angle of the boxes though, I was worried I cut them a little steep. I wanted to discourage the birds from perching there. But I think there'll be plenty of room.

When I've finished I'll post a pic or two of the complete set-up :=]

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Re: Post your Coop and Run set-ups here!!
« Reply #182 on: July 13, 2013, 09:43 »
They don't need access to food from the coop c-d-t and it can also encourage vermin in the coop.   ;)

For the doorway/pop hole if you are doing a rise and fall you can use something like shiplap boards as they already have a groove in (not the tongue and groove ones).  We used some on our walk in run as we had some left over lengths from making the panels.  :)
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« Reply #183 on: July 14, 2013, 20:47 »
Almost There!

Just have to knock up a bridge and a few more licks of preserver for the ladies and we're ready for action :=]

Here' s a pic of the nearly finished article and also an image showing the rear door setup......






Can't wait until the weekend and settling in the new little flock.

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« Reply #184 on: July 14, 2013, 22:03 »
It is looking really good, you have done a great job.  Not long now for you to wait for your hens.

If the coop is not in a secure run I would suggest that you use different catches for the nest box as Mr Fox will easily unhook them.   ;)

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« Reply #185 on: July 28, 2013, 13:43 »
It is looking really good, you have done a great job.  Not long now for you to wait for your hens.

If the coop is not in a secure run I would suggest that you use different catches for the nest box as Mr Fox will easily unhook them.   ;)

No worries about those hooks there are 2 on each lid and they are jammed tight :=]

Got my girls settling in at last! Bought 6 the day before yesterday from Graham at Ottaways just up the M4 HERE Really pleasant bloke to deal with managed to haggle a good price for the birds (£70) Two are just starting to lay and I've  already had a few little gifts. One, a lovely sky blue egg from the Legbar, went down great with some bacon and sausage yesterday.

I can't recall exactly what breed all are but I know 2 are Morans, 1 Warren and 1 Legbar. See pic below. The Legbar is top left. One of the Morans is out of shot. I think the chicken top right is a Black Rock, I can't remember. I'm not sure what the silver/grey type near the black one is though.

I had to clip the Legbar yesterday as she hopped the dividing fence easily, I will probably clip all of them today, better safe than sorry.

Anyway guys, thanks for all the pointers  +  heads up  n stuff, I'm most grateful.....I will be hanging about here though, this forum is good fun and breaks up the monotony sometimes CHEERS!







 

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Re: Post your Coop and Run set-ups here!!
« Reply #186 on: July 28, 2013, 17:34 »
the silvery grey one looks like a bluebelle, very pretty and good layers.
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Re: Post your Coop and Run set-ups here!!
« Reply #187 on: July 29, 2013, 03:17 »
And the black one with silver feathers on it's neck (top of pic) a silver sussex. :)

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« Reply #188 on: July 29, 2013, 10:29 »
the silvery grey one looks like a bluebelle, very pretty and good layers.

And the black one with silver feathers on it's neck (top of pic) a silver sussex. :)

Thanks guys!

I'm going to have a little "fun" in the Swansea drizzle later catching and clipping the rest of the birds.....

CdT


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Re: Post your Coop and Run set-ups here!!
« Reply #189 on: October 09, 2013, 13:14 »
I posted these elsewhere but thought i should add them to the main collection.
Let's hope this works.


Later moved it to the grassy area while the veg patch sleeps for winter


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« Reply #190 on: October 09, 2013, 16:08 »
Just finished reading through this thread and looking at everyone else's accommodation. I'm glad the chickens don't have laptops otherwise they'd be very jealous of everyone else's setup on here. You've got me wanting to build climbing frames and extend their run size and all sorts of ideas abotu how to fuss over them.

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Re: Post your Coop and Run set-ups here!!
« Reply #191 on: November 02, 2013, 14:38 »
Just converted my goat shed to a chicken coop
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Re: Post your Coop and Run set-ups here!!
« Reply #192 on: November 03, 2013, 15:49 »
looking good Carl x

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« Reply #193 on: November 04, 2013, 18:00 »
Thanks joyfull

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Re: Post your Coop and Run set-ups here!!
« Reply #194 on: March 20, 2014, 20:59 »
Heres my hen coop and run. Just finished yesterday and chickens now in and settling down.
Went a bit mad with design. Bit of Kirsty Allsop in me  :D
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