chicken house & run completed

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Postby Miss Chooks » 05 Sep 2014, 21:55

At last...completed! :grin:
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Re: chicken house & run completed

Postby Miss Chooks » 05 Sep 2014, 22:08

If anyone wants to add anything that I should add to it please let me know.
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Re: chicken house & run completed

Postby Henwife » 06 Sep 2014, 07:14

Wow.
Guinea fowl & a lot of surplus poultry equipment.
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Re: chicken house & run completed

Postby Moriarty » 06 Sep 2014, 09:32

love it! A hippie hen house, superb! :-)
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Re: chicken house & run completed

Postby organic chick » 06 Sep 2014, 10:56

Oh yay!! A Mary Quant henhouse. Love it. And congratulations on its completion. =D>
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Re: chicken house & run completed

Postby kated » 06 Sep 2014, 15:50

I love that! It reminds me of the current Cuprinol advert! Expect a visit from an ecstatic gnomecopter pilot any time now!
Link added for those who don't know what I'm talking about: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcwkB8S6l8U

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Re: chicken house & run completed

Postby Miss Chooks » 06 Sep 2014, 22:34

Ha ha ha, love the advert.
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Re: chicken house & run completed

Postby PixieDust » 07 Sep 2014, 17:00

What a fabulous set up! :thumbright:
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Re: chicken house & run completed

Postby CP » 11 Sep 2014, 09:45

It's lovely! =D> Only thing I would add is more ventilation. ;)
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Re: chicken house & run completed

Postby MamaOwl » 22 Sep 2014, 08:43

CP wrote:It's lovely! =D> Only thing I would add is more ventilation. ;)



^ this... unless you clean out the shed every day it's going to get quite 'high' smelling in there for both you and the chooks.. Love it though! We paint our pet homes funky colours too!

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Re: chicken house & run completed

Postby MamaOwl » 22 Sep 2014, 08:44

ooohh, also.. is that outside run on concrete? I see you don't have a pop-hole cover. If it isn't on concrete Mr Fox will dig his way in :-(
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Re: chicken house & run completed

Postby laffinfowl » 22 Sep 2014, 10:17

CP wrote:It's lovely! =D> Only thing I would add is more ventilation. ;)


A lot more ventilation too, I would also have raised the shed up a lot more off the ground, damp problems could ensue and unless the underside of the floor has been covered in small guage weld mesh vermin problems will definitely ensue, apart from that nice job.

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Re: chicken house & run completed

Postby Miss Chooks » 23 Sep 2014, 12:25

mamaowl, I do clean every day, I actually enjoy being with the chickens after spending a day behind a desk! However, I have added more ventilation as when the nights get darker I won’t be able to spend any evenings with them and clean only at the weekend. The run is on soil (now covered in sand) I have dug 3 ft. down with the wire mesh and skirted it out. I have already experienced Mr Fox earlier this year hence I have re-built the coop and run. The pop hole is closed from the inside and this is very secure. Laffinfowl - The shed is raised off the ground, with wood all the way round to stop anything from getting under the shed and through to the run. I have added a couple of pictures; the nesting box is actually mounted on the wall about a foot from the ground.
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Re: chicken house & run completed

Postby laffinfowl » 24 Sep 2014, 12:01

I still think vermin will find their way under and into the shed, over the many years,
I, ve kept fowl I found anything thats sits at ground level is very attractive to vermin, once they gain access underneath they can knaw through timber extremely easily. Small guage weld mesh will prevent this and traps or bait boxes will keep numbers down, food spillages or waste feed will attract them in no time.
All I, m saying really is if I was using your form of housing I would have set it up on breeze blocks or similar so any rodent activity could be plainly seen and dealt with quickly.
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