Backyard Chicken Forum

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by notdku, Jun 26, 2012.

  1. notdku

    notdku Administrator Staff Member

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  2. willshoum

    willshoum New Member

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    And some chickens........

    Make your coup with back doors, this will access your egg recovery, and don't put ply wood where your hens roost, let the droppings fall to the ground and with a back door you'll have access to the manure a lot easier...I need to learn more about carpenter work and Drafting.....Or just have the one door to pick your eggs and the under side of the nesting and roost area exposed.......
     

  3. towboater

    towboater Well-Known Member

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    Pretty neat. I have a female friend that has a few ckickens. She needs a coup. And asked if I would build one for her.
     
  4. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    How would you keep raccoons out of the coop if the bottom is open?
     
  5. notdku

    notdku Administrator Staff Member

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    Check out my build thread, all of what you listed has been done.
     
  6. willshoum

    willshoum New Member

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    Bandits.....

    Chicken wire, but some coons and minks are persistant and will figure out how to get in one way or the other. And don't for get about the egg eaters [ snakes] :)
     
  7. primer1

    primer1 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Kinky is using a feather. Perverted is using the whole chicken. :D
     
  8. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    I think a raccoon can tear apart chicken wire with very little problem. They are very strong.

    I don't raise chickens but I buy eggs from others who do.
     
  9. ellis36

    ellis36 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    The green wire with the 2"X3" spacing available at Home Depot and Lowes works well. It's much stronger than chicken wire.

    notdku: It's a great project. I've been keeping six or so for about four years. They keep us in eggs plus some for the neighbors. Good Luck!
     
  10. KG7IL

    KG7IL Well-Known Member

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    I am a member of BYC and find it interesting and useful.

    I posted my home-made incubator there.

    I currently have 9 little ducks from our own ducks.

    Ducks, Chickens, Geese, Turkeys fill the yard.
     
  11. Zombiegirl

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    I will pass the info along. My friend has chickens (even though he's not supposed to).
     
  12. Durangokid

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    I really like those little chicken pens.
     

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  13. notdku

    notdku Administrator Staff Member

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    Would be honored if you posted it on ChickenForum.

    Got a little more work done tonight with the wheels.

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