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#51 2012-09-24 12:34:27

Susan
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Re: Our Summer (and Winter!) Barn Project

It's stunning PG. what an amazing job you guys have done :love:

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#52 2012-09-24 12:36:33

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: Our Summer (and Winter!) Barn Project

PG it really looks great you and the folks that helped should be very proud!!  An added touch to that sliding patio door would be a little balcony ;)

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#53 2012-09-24 13:02:29

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Re: Our Summer (and Winter!) Barn Project

... with a little pullet in a pointed cap with a flowing scarf calling to her favorite cockeral.... =D


When all else fails, go spend time with your chickens. :)

Pens are currently filled with Red Cuckoo (Marraduna) and Red Basque (Gorria) breeders, Spitz, and Seramas.

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#54 2012-09-24 14:34:16

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Re: Our Summer (and Winter!) Barn Project

That is fantastic PG.  The first time I have seen it even with the roof on!  That new barn will make your life so much easier this winter.  Beautiful workmanship too and I love the cupola.  Hope the weather holds up a bit longer.

The property we are seriously looking at is likely going to get a new chicken barn next year if we get it (we'll make is dual purpose for horses, for when we sell, so 12 by 12 "rooms" ) actually a couple of the places we are looking at are crying out for a neat and tidy heated barn with automatic waterers.

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#55 2012-09-24 22:33:45

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Re: Our Summer (and Winter!) Barn Project

Just amazing, PG.  I'm with MD on this one.

I could certainly live there.  In fact, it's probably not too much smaller than my house! :lol:

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#56 2012-09-25 02:28:33

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Re: Our Summer (and Winter!) Barn Project

Flat Rock Farm wrote:

PG it really looks great you and the folks that helped should be very proud!!  An added touch to that sliding patio door would be a little balcony ;)

Actually DH is planning a balcony, with a removable from railing so we can get big stuff in. I tried to persuade him it was a bit over the top but now he's just not talking about it any more...just planning to do it!

Lisa...I do put saddles on the girls but no caps or scarves so far! One has to draw the line somewhere :whistle:

Chestnutridge...our first house was much smaller, about 1/3 the size of this barn if you count the loft! It hadn't been lived in for 5 years when we bought it.

Next summer I made DH promis no new projects!! We'll probably still be finishing this one anyway!


Raising red cuckoo (marraduna) Euskal Oiloak and self blue (lavender) & black Belgian Bearded d'Uccles.

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#57 2012-11-05 02:32:43

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Re: Our Summer (and Winter!) Barn Project

Well today was THE day we moved the girls and, for now, the three youngest roosters into the laying coop :excited:
It isn't 100% finished but close enough!!

A picture of the barn on Friday morning when the snow finally stopped.
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/Barn/bc1ee44be4a65ba385794ae3ac83b171.jpg

And a couple of pictures of the chooks checking out their new digs! The sun finally came out today.
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/Barn/0d5e649d462694a963cbd70be2a1a69d.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/Barn/cd847752d8873608d2b300e6e016cabf.jpg

The window in the last picture is a "viewing window" that allows light into the adjacent interior room. That room will be set up with a sink and it is where the eggs are collected (provided the  girls decide the new rollaway nest box is to their liking). The bottom of all the walls is covered in puck board for easy cleaning. There is a fan in a humidistate for ventilation plus the three windows open. My DH has dubbed the wall color "calm rooster".

Still yet to finish are the automatic cup waterers and a bit of electical work. Next will be the wall cages for the roosters and/or mating pens.


Raising red cuckoo (marraduna) Euskal Oiloak and self blue (lavender) & black Belgian Bearded d'Uccles.

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#58 2012-11-05 02:42:10

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Re: Our Summer (and Winter!) Barn Project

WOW

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#59 2012-11-05 03:22:19

mikencarol
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Re: Our Summer (and Winter!) Barn Project

....PG....That is way too cool  :thumbsup:.....  I love my chickens and turkeys, but that is nearly too neat to be a chicken house...you guys should be really proud of that  :cheer:  :cheer:


I have to keep reminding myself... "It is The Standard of Perfection...NOT the Standard of Quantity that we are striving for..."

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#60 2012-11-05 03:30:52

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Re: Our Summer (and Winter!) Barn Project

That is REALLY nice!!!  :jumping:

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#61 2012-11-05 04:22:05

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Re: Our Summer (and Winter!) Barn Project

Just wow.:thumbs:

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#62 2012-11-05 13:08:54

Lisa
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Re: Our Summer (and Winter!) Barn Project

GORGEOUS PG!!!! :congrats:


When all else fails, go spend time with your chickens. :)

Pens are currently filled with Red Cuckoo (Marraduna) and Red Basque (Gorria) breeders, Spitz, and Seramas.

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#63 2012-11-05 16:01:35

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Re: Our Summer (and Winter!) Barn Project

Excuse me while I wipe up the drool off my keyboard.  Wow, PG, that is absolutely awesome.

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#64 2012-11-05 16:17:13

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Re: Our Summer (and Winter!) Barn Project

Wonderful! Lucky chickens.


More pictures and videos of chicks. www.outoforderacres.com

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#65 2012-11-05 17:48:30

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Re: Our Summer (and Winter!) Barn Project

All I say is WOW as well :cheer:  Turned out really great, you and DH should be very proud of yourselves what a great accomplishment :wine:.  Not to mention how lucky your chickens are. :applause:

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#66 2012-11-06 02:11:19

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Re: Our Summer (and Winter!) Barn Project

ScottMcCray wrote:

Just wow.:thumbs:

Hey PG - you know you've impressed this cat up here ^ when you get him to subscribe to a thread! :funny:

He pops up every time you post pictures. I'm gonna be really P.O.ed when he moves back up home and builds a chicken palace like yours! :stomp: Heck, all of my birds will probably leave me to go stay at his place... :oops:

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#67 2012-11-06 02:12:00

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Re: Our Summer (and Winter!) Barn Project

Well today I found all the eggs on the floor...seems the girls are not too keen on the new rollaway nest boxes just yet. Hopefully they get over it!


Raising red cuckoo (marraduna) Euskal Oiloak and self blue (lavender) & black Belgian Bearded d'Uccles.

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#68 2012-11-06 02:15:06

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Re: Our Summer (and Winter!) Barn Project

No prob - I'd eat off the floor in there.


Well, for a day or two at least. :P

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#69 2012-11-06 07:12:42

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Re: Our Summer (and Winter!) Barn Project

The more I look at your spectacular barn the more I want to live in it. It would make a fabulous house   :love:

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#70 2012-11-06 12:27:44

poplar girl
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Re: Our Summer (and Winter!) Barn Project

With chickens in there I wouldn't want to eat off the floor for very long MD...my DH asked if you can litter train them like cats the day I moved them in and they started to make a mess.

Debbiej when my in-laws visited a few weeks ago they asked what we were doing with the loft (we are not sure yet, it is a beautiful space, too nice to use for storage) and said it was nicer than some of the houses they had recently been looking at buying for retirement. I think they were hinting but I played very dumb....no in laws in the loft :shock: :nervous:


Raising red cuckoo (marraduna) Euskal Oiloak and self blue (lavender) & black Belgian Bearded d'Uccles.

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#71 2012-11-06 12:39:21

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Re: Our Summer (and Winter!) Barn Project

Bats in the belfry!   :funny::funny::funny:

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#72 2012-11-06 13:22:37

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: Our Summer (and Winter!) Barn Project

Maggiesdad wrote:

Bats in the belfry!   :funny::funny::funny:

:funny:

I don't blame you PG :nervous: :gunslinger:

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#73 2012-11-07 01:34:50

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Re: Our Summer (and Winter!) Barn Project

Looks great PG.  Looks like you didn't skimp out on anything either.  Top notch right down to the details.  I'm impressed! 
I'm just wondering why you put the roosts standing up no flat?  With the roll away nests do you have any bedding in there?


Herd of Brown Swiss, a few sheep, red cuckoo basque, Silverspangled Appenzeller Spitzhauben, ameraucanas(EE), Welsummer, broodie silkies and a few more heritage hens

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#74 2012-11-07 01:47:43

poplar girl
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Re: Our Summer (and Winter!) Barn Project

Hum...good question gubi. I though a 1.5 inch 2x4 with a rounded edge would be wide enough and they can still curl their toes around it :huh: Our other coop has actual small peeled logs so I wasn't sure what to do with these. Do you think they would prefer them flat?

The nest boxes had that plastic carpet type bedding you are supposed to use in rollaway nest boxes. Tonight after the second day of eggs on the floor (and LOTS of eggs too!) I took it out and put shavings in. I will try the carpet again once they get used to the nest box but it does seem very prickly to me.

Everybody is seeming to be doing well in there though. I integrated birds from 3 flocks and not too many fights, I guess since it was no ones territory to start with.


Raising red cuckoo (marraduna) Euskal Oiloak and self blue (lavender) & black Belgian Bearded d'Uccles.

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#75 2012-11-07 02:15:28

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Re: Our Summer (and Winter!) Barn Project

I've always just used 2x2's but lots of people suggested 2x4 on the flat side so i was just wondering why you did it that way.


Herd of Brown Swiss, a few sheep, red cuckoo basque, Silverspangled Appenzeller Spitzhauben, ameraucanas(EE), Welsummer, broodie silkies and a few more heritage hens

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