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  1. Maryellen liked Sylie's post in the thread Coop incorporations and advice for newbie.

    All of my runs are solid roofs but they have free range in the yard and garden (when I don't have food growing) which has no roof. Just...

    Jan 16, 2020 at 9:11 AM
  2. Maryellen liked robin416's post in the thread Coop incorporations and advice for newbie.

    Depends on where you live. Or the wildlife you have in the area. Here it's a waste of money to build something with poultry wire and...

    Jan 15, 2020 at 10:05 PM
  3. Maryellen liked robin416's post in the thread Coop incorporations and advice for newbie.

    Night time is the biggest threat. That's when predators are most active. And unless you are behind a high fence don't think that...

    Jan 15, 2020 at 10:05 PM
  4. Maryellen replied to the thread Coop incorporations and advice for newbie.

    Be careful the hens dont fall into the nest boxes you have blocked off. Hens can be real stupid and get themselves stuck, hung up, and...

    Jan 15, 2020 at 10:04 PM
  5. Maryellen liked jacobowens1994's post in the thread Coop incorporations and advice for newbie.

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  6. Maryellen liked robin416's post in the thread Coop incorporations and advice for newbie.

    Don't bet on there not being snakes. When I still lived in Va just outside of DC, one of the guys I worked with got some up close and...

    Jan 15, 2020 at 10:03 PM
  7. Maryellen replied to the thread Coop incorporations and advice for newbie.

    Owls hunt at night. My run is kennel chain link with more wire so nothing can get in. The tarp on top is over more chain fencing to keep...

    Jan 15, 2020 at 10:02 PM
  8. Maryellen liked jacobowens1994's post in the thread Coop incorporations and advice for newbie.

    A little better shot of reds beak [ATTACH]

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  9. Maryellen liked Sylie's post in the thread Coop incorporations and advice for newbie.

    NN's are just nasty looking.

    Jan 15, 2020 at 10:23 AM
  10. Maryellen liked Sylie's post in the thread Duke.

    I"d watch for shoulder issues too. A lot of his weight is on his front legs with his rear that high.

    Jan 14, 2020 at 6:46 AM
  11. Maryellen replied to the thread Gender check!.

    She looks like a she. If a rooster the comb would be red by now and the tail feathers longer. My 2 ameracauna hens look just like her....

    Jan 13, 2020 at 10:37 PM
  12. Maryellen liked robin416's post in the thread Coop incorporations and advice for newbie.

    You'll have to keep an eye on the condition of the beak, it it grows too much you'll have to trim it. Not all cross beak is genetic,...

    Jan 13, 2020 at 10:34 PM
  13. Maryellen liked robin416's post in the thread Coop incorporations and advice for newbie.

    I hadn't caught that about the four foot run but looking at that ramp, it's going to have to be more than four feet. I haven't seen a...

    Jan 13, 2020 at 10:34 PM
  14. Maryellen replied to the thread Coop incorporations and advice for newbie.

    Thanks robyn. The side tarps are to keep snow out a bit. They come off in spring

    Jan 13, 2020 at 10:34 PM
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    The run needs to be way bigger then 4x4 for 3 hens. It should really be more 8ft x 8ft. And dont forget if it rains they will get soaked...

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