My new chicken coop!
Posted 18 July 2012 - 05:13 PM
Actually there were two of them. For $25 each. Solid wood with shingles on the top. I went inside right right away to pay for the nicest looking one...glad I did because by the time I came out there was a guy looking at the one I just bought. Had to direct him to the OTHER one.
The coop I have is made for 2-3 chickens and now I have 4. The two older older hens haven't even been letting the two younger ones inside at night. They've been sleeping on top of the coop. Not bad now that weather is nice but I thought I was going to have to put out some big bucks for a larger structure for the winter.
The plan is to sanitize it because I don't know what was in it before. (Any ideas on what to use?) I'm also thinking of putting down something on the floor to make it easier to clean. A piece of linoleum maybe? Or should I just have a thick layer of bedding on top of the wood. Also am going to paint it...this could be fun!
Posted 18 July 2012 - 09:55 PM
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Posted 19 July 2012 - 07:50 AM
Chlorine Bleach in a spray bottle. Then wash with what ever you want to, lysol, etc.
(Any ideas on what to use?)
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Posted 20 July 2012 - 12:52 AM
I don't think you could have built it for that much?
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Posted 20 July 2012 - 07:53 AM
...............Especially the homeless ones that had to sleep on top of the old coop.
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Posted 20 July 2012 - 10:23 AM
I bleached it yesterday and will let it dry for 24 hours. I picked it because it was the cleanest one of the two....so pretty much just swept it out and knocked down a couple of spider webs.
Next step will be to paint it. I got some barn red paint and white for the trim.
Posted 21 July 2012 - 01:14 PM
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