Our Hen Houses/ Coops

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Re: Our Hen Houses/ Coops

Post by nigel » 19 Nov 2012, 21:05

More great pictures Bhindi

Do your chickens never poo? :D
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Post by Bhindi » 19 Nov 2012, 23:27

nigel wrote:More great pictures Bhindi

Do your chickens never poo? :D

Ho Ho, I wish.. but I'm quick with the cleaning each day. I can't bear the stuff hanging around.
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Post by scorpio66 » 25 Jan 2013, 10:11

Hi Bhindi!
Wow! That really is the Hilton of houses. So lovely!
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Post by Bhindi » 25 Jan 2013, 20:34

Thanks Chris, sadly all that lovely green lawn is mostly brown now, but I will try again with it in the spring.
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Post by Kate1978 » 27 Jan 2013, 10:26

I love your run Bhindi. I want to try and do something similar with mine. My run is 15ft x 9ft. The girls coop is inside the run and takes up qhite a bit of room. Got an old belfast sink with sharp sand....a converted broom handle for them to perch on and a few logs etc to climb on. Want to make it more interesting for my girls (2 Pekins). Any ideas? I'll try and put up some pics later.

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Post by Bhindi » 27 Jan 2013, 23:31

Most of my ideas are formed by just sitting in the run and watching and day dreaming. I loathe ground based feeders and drinkers, as they spoil so easily, and when suspended they give the hens a bit more room. After these photos were taken I discovered the trigger happy chickens gizmo feeder so I have removed my ground feeders and now the slugs cant slime the food anymore. If anyone has any doubts about how many slugs visit each night, just pop out in the summer with a torch, you will be stunned to see the amount of slugs chicken pellets attract.

Plants were always very important to me, as I wanted to give obsticles to allow the odd hen who might be chased by another some form of protection. All of the run roosts are used regularly, and the dustbath is such a big part of their entertainment I didnt want to scrimp on that. They love to have a social session where they all bath together.
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Post by goldline » 01 Mar 2013, 02:24

I love looking in this section, you guys have got wonderful gardens and coops :mrgreen:

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Post by priono » 01 Mar 2013, 22:38

just built. the run is getting gradually much bigger now as the weather improves and the ladies spent more time outside.
inhabitants currently are four swedish flower hens and one cockerel. 1-2 eggs come now every day...
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Post by iwilson » 20 Mar 2013, 10:54

Here is our hen house and run,
almost finished .... just today to do the last few bits :grin:
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Post by G&CGray » 24 Mar 2013, 16:21

Having to pull my finger out and get the coop ready for chickens.. The coop has been built since last August/September but then i lost my job so the idea had to go on the back burner till now.. Just been to look at some local chickens from a farm just out of town that breeds them to sell and me and the wife have chosen the lucky 4 hens - x2 Sussex, x1 Ranger and x1 Coral Nick

Here's the pics from last year of me building our coop

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Post by lucia67 » 04 Jun 2013, 00:47

Just about ready!

Just need to decide on a suitable floor covering...pure woodchip or a woodchip mulch?

I pick the hens up next week. 4 Pekins a Serama and 2 Japanese Bantams.

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Post by Gomjaba13 » 29 Jun 2013, 12:38

Took four weeks to build, but quite happy

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Post by Sanbeer » 22 Nov 2013, 17:23

Also a new coop ( second one) here

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Post by Pete and Mandy » 22 Feb 2014, 22:38

The girls home from home better than a battery cage I think
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Post by woof811 » 25 Feb 2014, 20:56

a few pics of our new heras fencing chicken run and new coop :) -
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2 hybrids , sussex star and blue ranger , 1 silkie and 1 cream legbar cockeral named foggy ( after foghorn leghorn ) and 10 cream legbar x pullets
all now living the high life on our allotment :)

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