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5y, 7m agoPosted 5 years, 7 months ago
Looking at getting a chicken house for the garden - 3 or 4 chickens - any recommendations - thank you
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5y, 7m agoPosted 5 years, 7 months ago
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2 Likes #1
WTF?
#2
April the 1st has gone sorry.
#3
a few other members of this site keep them hopefully they will b along soon to help :)
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http://www.sevensidedcube.net/wp-content/uploads/kfc.jpg
1 Like #5
Wilkinson sells chicken house for £140 or u can get house and run for £200
banned 1 Like #6
hev034
Wilkinson sells chicken house for £140 or u can get house and run for £200

or you can not bother for £0
#7
3 Likes #8
What's with all these unhelpful comments? a bunch of twelve year olds join the site or something?
#9

thank you
#10
Ok so I aint allowed chucks. However I liked the look of the Eglu range but thought them too dear, then saw this version and thought of this storage box from lidl
#11
speak to DLM think she keeps/kept Chickens before
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If I was starting from scratch again I wouldnt go with a purpose built coop I would just get a standard 6x4 shed for them, very little work would need doing, namely:

Pop hole built in door, very easy all it would need is a thin piece of wood and guides for it to slide in.

Nesting boxes, a lot of keepers use the plastic mushroom trays on a bench and lined with bedding.

Drill a line of small holes just below roofline on each side for ventilation.

And probably gloss the floor and first 2-3 feet of walls with any old gloss (make it easier to wash down).

A run is easy enough to build from timber and wire mesh, or building site security panels are about £20 each plus a tenner delivery and are very fox proof. I made a mistake of buying a coop with attached run but cleaning the run was a nightmare due to the size but now they have the coop in a corner of the garden all fenced off with a large run that is covered and I can stand up in!

Edited By: harlzter on Apr 10, 2011 17:29
#13
I've kept chickens I have had the purpose built chicken hut but to be honest I would agree with Harlzter with the 6x4 shed X)
#14
i have a purpose built house i got off ebay for about £40, but a shed or something similar would be great
#15
just put the microwave in the garden with plug still in socket...let see when they are in at night
#16
If you have a frosts garden centre near you they do chickens and coops now :)
#17
Where is DLM these days? She would have some good advice for you.
#18
harlzter
If I was starting from scratch again I wouldnt go with a purpose built coop I would just get a standard 6x4 shed for them, very little work would need doing, namely:

Pop hole built in door, very easy all it would need is a thin piece of wood and guides for it to slide in.

Nesting boxes, a lot of keepers use the plastic mushroom trays on a bench and lined with bedding.

Drill a line of small holes just below roofline on each side for ventilation.

And probably gloss the floor and first 2-3 feet of walls with any old gloss (make it easier to wash down).

A run is easy enough to build from timber and wire mesh, or building site security panels are about £20 each plus a tenner delivery and are very fox proof. I made a mistake of buying a coop with attached run but cleaning the run was a nightmare due to the size but now they have the coop in a corner of the garden all fenced off with a large run that is covered and I can stand up in!

thank you :)
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melipona
Ok so I aint allowed chucks. However I liked the look of the Eglu range but thought them too dear, then saw this version and thought of this storage box from lidl


thank you
banned#20
Disco
speak to DLM think she keeps/kept Chickens before

I still keep them.

Last thread I commented on regarding hens:-

http://www.hotukdeals.com/misc/what-do-need-keep-chickens-any-advice/896887

sickly sweet
Where is DLM these days? She would have some good advice for you.

Aw sugar plum have you missed me?

I have been spending time with my hens and enjoying the sunshine x x
#21
My mums getting 4 ex battery chickens on sat (16th april), will be the first time we have had them so getting excited now!!! Didnt no that they killed all chickens at 74 weeks :(

Have you joined the omlett site? Full of chicken keepers and other animal keepers.
For the chicken house we have had made a run and they have a eglu! 2 tyres for there dust bath and she has got bridges!

My chicken will be called DORRIS :p
3days to go :D
banned#22
curt889
My mums getting 4 ex battery chickens on sat (16th april), will be the first time we have had them so getting excited now!!! Didnt no that they killed all chickens at 74 weeks :(

Have you joined the omlett site? Full of chicken keepers and other animal keepers.
For the chicken house we have had made a run and they have a eglu! 2 tyres for there dust bath and she has got bridges!

My chicken will be called DORRIS :p
3days to go :D

Aw!

Are you getting them from Adele?
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Heres Chic Chic aka Road runner (her legs seem to spin when she runs), lays small but delicious blue eggs. A Lavendar Araucana

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s308/harlzter/DSCF0701.jpg

Lily AKA Victoria Beckham (as she is a posh bird and doesnt like to get her feet mucky) forget the breed but she is one of the fancier ones, her original owner paid £30 for her

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s308/harlzter/DSCF0702.jpg


The girls dining, mixture of standard hybrid hens.

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s308/harlzter/DSCF0707.jpg


Dexter queen of the XXL eggs often lays 100g+ eggs

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s308/harlzter/DSCF0699.jpg






Edited By: harlzter on Apr 16, 2011 10:01

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