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-- Darren A. - Bosque County, Texas "Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm" - Ralph Waldo Emerson
May 23, 2013
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#1 posted 05-22-2013 09:30 PM
What a fab pad for the cool chicksIt looks fun, our neighbor supplies our eggs totallyfree range deliciousJamie
-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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#2 posted 05-23-2013 12:42 AM
Just a chicken coop? I looks great to me!! I am building a chicken house that is 31,212 sq. ft. I would rather be building a coop like yours! ;) Great Job!!
-- I didn't go to college, I was too busy learning stuff - Ted Nugent
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#3 posted 05-23-2013 12:46 AM
Great looking Coop Darren. I built ours last year just a little larger…we have 6 hens and one roo and would like a few more layers. Love the fresh eggs daily.
-- Larry in Hawaii,
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#4 posted 05-23-2013 03:19 AM
Nice looking coop. I also built one just a bit larger last year – for my son and daughter-in-law. Sadly, no chickens allowed in our neighborhood.
-- Dave K.
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#5 posted 05-23-2013 11:59 AM
That is a nice looking coop! I like the elevated house area. It gives them more yard space!! Then you can call them free range chickens!! How many chickens will it hold?
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!
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#6 posted 05-23-2013 01:23 PM
That’s a really nice project. The fox may not like it because it seems like a very good design. Congratulations.
helluvawreck aka Charleshttp://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com
-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau
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#7 posted 05-23-2013 03:37 PM
Nice coop, my GF raises chickens and thus I save all of my sawdust for her, she lays the sawdust on the floor and ground, easier to clean plus I heard it keep rats away. shurgs
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#8 posted 05-23-2013 08:56 PM
Thanks all for the comments! It will comfortably hold our six hens. We got rid of the roosters…. wayyyy tooo much noise! We have a load of foxes here too so I have since put a hot fence wire around the base of the whole thing and the top of the run….. It’s worked pretty good so far… I have been using sawdust too…. it works great.
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#9 posted 05-25-2013 04:56 PM
Guess I’m a city boy cause I thought you need at least one rooster to get eggs? LOL!
-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher
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#10 posted 05-25-2013 08:24 PM
It looks like it’s been moved since it was made. Is it made to be portable or did you just muscle it into place?
I didn’t know this either until my son-in-law started looking into raising chickens. No roosters needed for eggs – only for fertilized eggs. By the way, did you ever notice that the rooster isn’t even brought into the “Which came first . . . ” equation? :)
-- Even if to be nothing more than a bad example, everything serves a purpose. cippotus
#11 posted 05-25-2013 08:34 PM
And women really don’t require us either. HMMMM! So who’s the stronger species? Never heard of Father Nature!
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#12 posted 05-26-2013 02:51 AM
Great Lookin House
-- Jim, Kentucky
#13 posted 05-26-2013 02:45 PM
We did move it Whit. It was a bit too close to the bbq pavilion. It’s not really meant to move easily but can be with some effort.
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#14 posted 05-28-2013 03:06 AM
Very nice chicken coop. Since we moved to town I miss my chickens and fresh eggs.
-- Jim, Eagle Point, Oregon
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