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Chicken Coop

I made a tall coop for keeping a few chickens in.  It has lots of perches that they can hop up on.  The chickens have to hop a foot or so up and over to climb, but they seem to like it.  I have made an effort to line up the perches so that they are not going to poop on each other, but anyone who has raised chickens, knows that really clean does not happen with chickens around.

Chicken Coop

You can see several layers of chickens, but only two of the six chickens you can see are fully visible.   They seem to like this environment a lot.

Bob

4 comments to Chicken Coop

  • Skip J.

    Well, I can see why you need more cedar…. I would say “nice chickens” – but I really don’t have a clue about chickens…. I guess the coop keeps the yard cats out of the chickens?????

    Skip

  • lastwordsmith

    So THAT’s where all that cedar went! Cool! Glad the chickens are happy.

  • It’s either use cedar, use treated wood around a animal that picks up stuff from the ground, or have the wood rot quickly! Since I eat eggs, and want healthy chickens, cedar is a must.

    Bob

  • Skip J.

    Hmmmnn… good to see you in here Steve… I’ve had this stack of reclaimed wood in my garage floor a couple of years now to clean up and put up in overhead storage. I’ve spent a fair amount of time pulling nails’n staples out and cutting out splits and knots. When my garage floor became available a few weeks back I cut up my newly acquired cedar to length and stickered it in the floor to dry. I trimmed up the old boards some more and stacked’em right beside the new ones. I had planned to use up some arsenic boards – I need to get rid of for the reasons Bob mentions – underneath the cedar shelf boards for support. Well, the reclaimed boards came off the side of my house a few years back when we had siding installed – and they’re 30 year old cedar! So now I’m thinking they would be great as support boards under my cedar shelves, but I’m still gonna have those arsenic boards left…..

    Skip

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