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Project by dartzt posted 05-22-2013 at 02:18 PM 1312 views 6 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Whats to say?? We have fresh eggs now!

-- Darren A. - Bosque County, Texas "Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm" - Ralph Waldo Emerson





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Jamie Speirs

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#1 posted 05-22-2013 at 02:30 PM

What a fab pad for the cool chicks
It looks fun, our neighbor supplies our eggs totally
free range delicious
Jamie

-- 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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tomakazi

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#2 posted 05-22-2013 at 05:42 PM

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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Hawaiilad

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#3 posted 05-22-2013 at 05:46 PM

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 sunny and warm Hawaii,

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sgmdwk

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#4 posted 05-22-2013 at 08:19 PM

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 at 04:59 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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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 05-23-2013 at 06:23 AM

That’s a really nice project. The fox may not like it because it seems like a very good design. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#7 posted 05-23-2013 at 08:37 AM

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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dartzt

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#8 posted 05-23-2013 at 01:56 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.

-- Darren A. - Bosque County, Texas "Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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DocSavage45

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#9 posted 05-25-2013 at 09:56 AM

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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whit

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#10 posted 05-25-2013 at 01:24 PM

Dartzt,

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?

Doc,

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? :)

whit

-- Even if to be nothing more than a bad example, everything serves a purpose. cippotus

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DocSavage45

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#11 posted 05-25-2013 at 01:34 PM

LOL.

And women really don’t require us either. HMMMM! So who’s the stronger species? Never heard of Father Nature!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#12 posted 05-25-2013 at 07:51 PM

Great Lookin House

-- Jim, Kentucky

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dartzt

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#13 posted 05-26-2013 at 07:45 AM

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.

-- Darren A. - Bosque County, Texas "Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Det

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#14 posted 05-27-2013 at 08:06 PM

Very nice chicken coop. Since we moved to town I miss my chickens and fresh eggs.

-- Jim, Eagle Point, Oregon

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