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« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2005 12:45:33 PM »

I had chickens years ago.  My grandfather owned a nursery, so he had lots of room for a pony and chickens.  Sometimes he let us hatch some eggs and when the chickens got too big for us, he took them to his big pen of animals.  It's so fun to hatch them and watch them grow!
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« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2005 01:03:48 AM »

I had chickens years ago.  My grandfather owned a nursery, so he had lots of room for a pony and chickens.  Sometimes he let us hatch some eggs and when the chickens got too big for us, he took them to his big pen of animals.  It's so fun to hatch them and watch them grow!

it is super fun to watch them grow...my girls are so big now! 
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« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2005 01:08:12 AM »

crappiefisher, i am sorry to take so flippin long to respond to you....i could prob do a paint tutorial for you...but i will need a little bit of time.  it will basicly be a sketch of the frame...i dont have a camera or i would just take a million pictures for you...i will see what i can come up with.  again, i apologize for taking so long. 

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« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2005 08:09:48 AM »

that is one slick chicken coop.  it would work great for guinea pigs and rabbits too!  thanks for posting!
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« Reply #14 on: August 10, 2005 02:17:20 PM »

I have a chicken hutch very similar to yours that my dad and I made several years ago.  Now, it's starting to look old after weathering and use, but same idea.  Great job on the construction.
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« Reply #15 on: August 12, 2005 12:59:14 AM »

thanks 2bdvm! 

crappiefisher, here is my make shift little paint diagram ala chicken condo!




heres a few little directions:
-- make base first.  it is L-shaped so that the frame can sort of "sit" in the base. 
--then make your frame. 
--cover roost part with boards or siding or whateva!
--the doors are just wood with hinges...easy peasy. 
--cover top of roost too with somesort of wood...i used more cedar siding stuff and then roofed (is that a word?!) it.  the roofing was my favorite part...
--after base frame and roosty part is done, you can buy yerself some "poultry mesh" (thats the pc name for chicken wire at home depot) and cover that puppy up.  and wah-laaa!  you have yourself a perdy little chicken condo, or rabbit hutch, or dog run for a toy poodle, or guinea pig house, or any thing you could think of!  sometimes i would like to put my dear husband in there Wink

i am sorry that my tutorial skills pretty much suck although i am a bit proud of the paint doohicky!  sorry it took me so long to post this...i am a slacker who is in nursing school, so i have to manage my time well.  good luck with your condo if you make one! 

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« Reply #16 on: December 06, 2006 07:26:58 PM »

I'm sorry. I know this hasn't been posted in forever, but
IT'S AMAZING!

I am really glad to see this.  Chickens are adorable, I love all the though and hard work that went into it! They must be some happy little birds! It looks great
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« Reply #17 on: December 06, 2006 09:03:34 PM »

thanks! Grin
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« Reply #18 on: December 12, 2006 02:19:12 PM »

oh my mom would love that. she has two pet chickens (who's names i cant remember right now...) who live in their own little "condo" complete with a house with roosting poles at various heights, nests on the right wall, and a little chicken sized door leading out to a fenced in yard/dining area. they love it!

thats an awesome project you have there, i bet your chickens love it!
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« Reply #19 on: December 21, 2006 01:40:00 PM »

Just be careful because sometimes young chickens will sleep outside if its warm, and if they sleep against the wire walls things (racoons mostly) can reach through the wire and cause some bad trouble. We lost a few of our girls that way when they were young.
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