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Project by C.C. Ward posted 09-18-2010 05:27 AM 1019 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife and I always wanted a small flock of chickens. I started this back in April and it took me about 6 weeks working in the afternoons and weekends. I had no idea how much work this was going to be when I started, but when it was finally completed, i can tell you it was well worth it. We have 15 hens, two roosters and three guineas. Getting between 6 and 10 eggs everyday (can’t eat em fast enough so we’ve started giving them to our neighbors).
This a cool project to do if your neighbors don’t mind hearing a rooster (or two) crow every morning. Plus you get the added benefit of great fertilizer from the chicken litter.
I will gladly help in any way I can if you decide to take this project on. :-)

-- C.C.,Georgia





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Abbott

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#1 posted 09-18-2010 05:29 AM

That looks great! We have a coup in our future.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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Houtje

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#2 posted 09-18-2010 06:26 AM

That’s a beuatifull chicken palace.
I hope you injoy your chickens just as much as I do.
And look out for your cholesterol with all these wondefull eggs ;-)

Houtje

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Splinterman

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#3 posted 09-18-2010 10:59 AM

Nice neat strong job…well done.

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Kate

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#4 posted 09-18-2010 03:38 PM

that only increases my desire to get chickens. Maybe in a year or so I’ll come to you for more info!

-- Kate, http://www.wooden-box-maker.com

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Jonathan

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#5 posted 09-18-2010 04:57 PM

Now that’s living right there! Excellent job on the build.

I have a friend that is considering chickens and have passed this on to him for inspiration.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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darryl

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#6 posted 09-18-2010 05:10 PM

nice coop! my wife has been talking about getting some chickens too… I imagine I’ll be building one before long too! great inspiration!

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dakremer

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#7 posted 09-18-2010 05:21 PM

Eggs have the single best protein (in the world) that a human can eat. I think if i ever lived outside the city I might do something like this just to get those eggs!!!

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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BTKS

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#8 posted 09-19-2010 05:25 PM

Good looking coop. I think I saw a vented gable. Very important to keep the air moving through. Cold doesn’t seem to bother them but heat can kill em quick. We started our small flock in the spring of 09 and have loved having them around. Oh, those roosters will crow all day some days. Just ask our napping three year old.
I posted a very standard coop a little over a year ago. I had to add a heavy wire screen door to cross vent in the summer. It was funny, anytime the birds were inside on the hot days, they stood in front of the door like they wanted into the yard. They get to the yard a couple hours before sunset. That way they get to eat bugs and etc in the yard but they don’t get too far nor do they get on the porches or patio to do their business.
Great looking work, you’ll love em all year long. Have fun,
BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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