New roost for the coop

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I had a bunch of scrap wood left over from the fence making and randomly decided to build a new roost for my coop.

My girls didn’t have a proper roost when they were young so they didn’t quite get the concept right away, now two of them tend to sleep on it, though if Starla’s mad she still sleeps on the floor of the coop. Lucy has always slept in the nesting box, Ethel used to sleep in the box with Lucy ( yes, the same box, it was very crowded) but now she finally roosts every night. Not that you really needed to know all that but there you have it!

So here’s what I built, we’ll see if they actually use it!

I took a bit of the scrap and cut all my pieces.

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Built the base frame. 18 x 11.5 …. I may have proportioned it weird….

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I added the risers, 3 in, 4.5in, & 6in.

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Then added 1×2 to the top of the risers.

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We’ll see if they actually use it.

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Echo’s Friends’ Cookies Website and Facebook Page!

Filmmaking & Cookiebaking’s Instagram

Sister site: Craft Making and Drag Racing

Lindsey’s Jewelry: Hard Wear by Lindsey (Awesome stuff)

Rustified.com – Lifestyle Inspirations from a Renaissance Man (I love his blog- 365 page book for this year, recipes, & daily inspirations)

Rusty J’s Music Site

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Chickens, growing up

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They are getting big so fast! I absolutely cannot wait for them to start laying.
Everyday I enjoy watching Lucy, Ethel, and Starla interact with each other and with our dog Echo ( especially Starla and Echo)

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It’s been so hot here in Southern California that i started giving them lots of fruit, watermelon, strawberries, frozen grapes, and even tomatoes. They have run out of green grass in their run so now I’ve been giving them lettuce or letting them out to roam the yard and graze on the grass outside their run.

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I would love to see your posts about your backyard flock, big or small!

The Run … Off my chicken coop

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I realized I had not posted any pictures of the run off the coop! So here is how I have it set up right now …

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I have the roost bar in there just to see if they will use it. Also to see if the like the PVC more than wood, since the coop has a wood roost in it.

Here’s more of my silly (not so little anymore) chicks.

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I don’t have many good photos of Lucy and Ethel since they never seem to hold still but Starla is a ham.

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Here’s Starla and Echo, durning the day they seem to always be face to face …. Echo wants to play with the chickens sooo badly, to bad she would play to rough. I hope to get her trained to the point they can all be free in the yard together with no concern.

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I’ll leave you with a couple more photos.

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I would love to hear about and see how you set up your coop runs!! Please feel free to share.