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This video is a bit long but i put 4 videos together detailing my start to finish henhouse build. I used lumber that was salvaged from a carport that had to taken down due to rotting issues. i saved what lumber was good and bought 6 sheets of plywood 7 landscape timbers and 3 pieces of roofing tin. i spent (not including chickens or feed) right at $200.00 total.
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Very nice! Your are going to have some happy hens
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thanks! i let them out for the first time this afternoon to free range for a bit. they went back to the house right at dusk and went to bed. tomorrow ill start them free ranging a bit earlier and keep doing that till i can let them out in the morning and close their door at night after they come back.
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Looks great,them girls ought to be safe.
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Thanks! They seem to be quite content. I like listening to the noises they make while their scratching around,for some reason it's very relaxing.
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Looks very good! I got some hens myself and I'm planning to get some more soon, because people all around Belgium are saying that eggs will become very scarse and expensive in the future, so at least I'll have some Good work!

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Bedankt,Merci,und Vielen Dank. thanks!
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Looks good. How are you going to keep critters from digging under the fence to get a chicken dinner?

Ahhh to live in a place where 65 is considered jacket weather.
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very nice henhouse
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Great Video , you made it all look simple , very well done.
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ive since buried wire about a foot below the surface and its stapled to the bottom of the coop. plus i have dogs that keep most things out of the yard and i have a shotgun right at the back door of the house. they should be safe.
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I had 6 hens a few months ago. I built them a roosting house and they had the back 1/4 of my yard. My yard is fenced in with 6' privacy fencing all around, I then used some 6. metal metal post and green plastic garden mesh to keep them in the back of the yard. My neighbor decided to back up an enclosed trailer about 5' tall against the fence and one morning a fox used his trailer as a step. It jumped into my yard, chased the chicken and the 4 adults that were laying eggs got scared to death and it took the two young Golden Comets. Was a said morning.
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This video is a bit long but i put 4 videos together detailing my start to finish henhouse build. I used lumber that was salvaged from a carport that had to taken down due to rotting issues. i saved what lumber was good and bought 6 sheets of plywood 7 landscape timbers and 3 pieces of roofing tin. i spent (not including chickens or feed) right at $200.00 total.
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im so sorry you lost your hens. im finding out myself that i cant seem to stop worrying about mine. im thinking of getting a rooster so they will have some sort of protection.
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im so sorry you lost your hens. im finding out myself that i cant seem to stop worrying about mine. im thinking of getting a rooster so they will have some sort of protection.
A good sized outdoor dog wouldn't hurt either.

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I just got a1/2 catahoula cur and1/2 American bulldog puppy. Yesterday the puppy was napping in the sun and the chickens were all around her. This just might work out.
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I had a dozen hens and a rooster named Jethro a few years back. I had an elevated house and I would shut them inside at night. During the day I wanted them to free range around the yard. Here in the Ozark Mountains we have many critters that prey on chickens and a few reptiles. The dog down the street made off with one hen. Then a bald eagle got in on the act. Between chicken snakes, coyotes, fox and domestic dogs, within a month I was out of business. The only way I could have them would be to fence in and screen over the chicken run.
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^^ Suppose to dig down 2' all the way around the pen too and place chicken wire down in it. Coyotes and fox will dig under the fence and get in.
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FYI, chicken wire will deter critters from visiting for dinner, but will not keep them out. Other than that, it's a darn good coop for 200 bucks...
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