No Housework Done
By Eva James
March 25, 2018 10:21pm CST
I did not get any housework done today. I just feel so bad about that. (wink wink) But I did get my chicken coop ready. I have all of the screws put in the roof. That was the last thing I had to do. I ran down my waterer and a food bowl. The food bowl is a deep plastic one to make it harder for them to waste the food. Even when they scratch at it most of the food will stay in. I even got it bedded for them. The only thing missing in there is chickens. I also have a ladder in there that they can climb and play on. As they get older I will make them a roost to sleep on. Which will probably just be a couple of old step ladders and a board or 2 laid between them. This building is big enough to hold my chickens, 3 ducks and 3 guineas. I might even run a couple of rabbits in it with them later. That will have to wait until I find the rabbits that I want. I am being very picky on them. All that is left to do is putting a run up around the shed. I plan on doing that in the next week or 2. Photo is of the inside of the coop
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• Marion, Ohio
I have them together at this time. The only time I have had a problem was when my male duck lost his mate during breeding season. The chickens were not happy with his advances. The other thing is to keep the play water for the ducks a little bit away from sleeping shelter. That is just because ducks like to spray water everywhere. I am adding different breeds of chickens that I want to keep separate for breeding. So I will increase my duck numbers too. Those are my best selling eggs.
• Dallas, Texas
@wolfgirl569 , I see. When my wife and I put together the metal shed we use to keep lawn equipment and to store extra junk in, I first put together all the parts and she helped hold the walls in place as I got up on a small ladder to bolt and connect everything. Luckily it wasn't windy at the time.
• Marion, Ohio
@lookatdesktop We had one metal shed and I said never again. It was a nightmare to put together. I have been buying the resin Suncast sheds since then. They cost more but include the floor and everything pretty much snaps together. Then you shoot screws to hold it all.I even easily moved our old one by myself. Had everything but the roof back together when hubby got home from work that day. That part takes 2