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#76 2012-11-07 17:07:59

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

gubi wrote:

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.

I was wondering the same thing. We are currently using tree branches that are about 2 -2.5 inches wide, but heard others use the 4 side of a 2x4.


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#77 2012-11-08 01:10:46

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Re: Our Summer (and Winter!) Barn Project

Well the chooks seem to like the roosts but I couldn't say if they would like them better the other way.

About half the eggs in the nest boxes today as well :thumbs:


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#78 2012-12-02 18:11:17

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Re: Our Summer (and Winter!) Barn Project

That is beautiful, Poplar Girl!  I will show my husband the pictures and maybe when he take on the task of his (our) garage he'll be inspired!


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#79 2013-01-07 02:07:54

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Re: Our Summer (and Winter!) Barn Project

http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/Barn/64f607ee6333011380f91008e1dc2ac9.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/Barn/85454189cfef70833382a78d4db4ea5a.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/Barn/646fd063f2b5e6e7541e09e4b0708d1a.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/Barn/8b05779de2eefdafa870d3184be7939a.jpg

:excited:


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#80 2013-01-07 03:00:54

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Re: Our Summer (and Winter!) Barn Project

:love: :thumbs:

XOX Monika

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#81 2013-01-07 03:13:09

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

:congrats:  :goodthread: such an inspiration.  I am awestruck.  :shock:  :applause:


urban flock consisting two EOs thx Prairie Chick, one True Blue Ameraucana, and two Welsummers, thx Dan Smith and a gorgeous Easter Egger Hen, thx Flicker Chick. and 2 GLW pullets, 1 GLW cockerel, 1 SLW cockerel, 1 true blue Ameraucana pullet, and 4 EE pullets and 1 Cream Brabanter pullet, Thx to FRF, Anneke, and Fallyn.

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#82 2013-01-07 05:13:49

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Re: Our Summer (and Winter!) Barn Project

Wow! That is fantastic!  Well done. :applause:  You have many happy years of chickenry there! :thumbs:

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#83 2013-01-07 12:36:51

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Re: Our Summer (and Winter!) Barn Project

We actually aren't finished the room quite yet, just the 4 pens on one end but I wanted to get the hens separated from the roosters. I've got the hardware cloth wire up on 5 of 12 pens so far, it takes forever and is murder on the hands! The automatic cup waters, Kane feeders, roosts and latches on the doors are also yet to be put in on 8 of the pens. The cup waters run off a pail in the next room. The pail is on the wall about 6 ft up and has a float to keep it full automatically and then the pressure alows the cup in each cage to fill when the chicken presses on it. The room has a vent fan, just a high powered bathroom fan on a dimmer switch so you adjust the speed.

It's a 12 ft x 20 ft room with 2 south facing windows. The 8 pens on the end walls are about 5.5 ft long each. The divider can be taken between the pens the roosters are in now to make it two long pens. There are also 2, 7 ft pens between the windows and 2, 8 ft pens on the wall facing the windows. The 4 pens on the other end wall will be reserved for brooding. All the pens are about 32 inches deep and I suspect cleaning out the back corner of the top ones is going to be a bit of a pain but I can stand right in the cage to clean it if I have to.

It has turned out quite well though and gives me lots of space for keeping extra roos or for pair or small group matings.

We still have lots of work left to go on the inside of the barn although this will be the last of the areas meant for animals. There is a 12 ft by about 25 ft area the garage door opens to that we are going to use for wood working and a 10 ft x 12 ft utility room yet to finished but it's coming along! And then we still plan to insulate and finish the loft at some point.


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#84 2013-01-07 12:47:13

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

I think is is awesome.  One question though.  Do you really need hardware cloth inside?  It is expensive and if there are no predators inside.  Was wondering if just smaller diameter chicken wire inside would suffice?  I do use hardware cloth myself and love the way it looks but my hands show the wear and tear of using it.  Again congrats on an awesome job.  =D   

P.S.

            The hardware cloth does make it " Top Rate "  :duh:

Last edited by yardbirds (2013-01-07 13:14:03)


urban flock consisting two EOs thx Prairie Chick, one True Blue Ameraucana, and two Welsummers, thx Dan Smith and a gorgeous Easter Egger Hen, thx Flicker Chick. and 2 GLW pullets, 1 GLW cockerel, 1 SLW cockerel, 1 true blue Ameraucana pullet, and 4 EE pullets and 1 Cream Brabanter pullet, Thx to FRF, Anneke, and Fallyn.

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#85 2013-01-07 12:52:20

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Re: Our Summer (and Winter!) Barn Project

Gorgeous!!

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#86 2013-01-08 00:30:24

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Re: Our Summer (and Winter!) Barn Project

Yardbirds, no we wouldn't need to use hardware cloth, it is definately over the top as there is no chance of preditors in that barn. When my DH went shopping for wire this is what he brought home even though I told him something with a bigger mesh would be fine. The only benefit i can see to using it (it is definately expensive and hard on the hands) is i think it will help keep the chips in the pens pretty well. And for the most part the 30" width it comes in is perfect for each panel of the cages, there is only 1 section that is too wide so I had to use pieces.


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#87 2013-01-08 00:47:53

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Re: Our Summer (and Winter!) Barn Project

Really looks great, what can I say :applause:

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#88 2013-01-08 01:22:10

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

It is absolutely top notch and you should be very proud.... :wine:


urban flock consisting two EOs thx Prairie Chick, one True Blue Ameraucana, and two Welsummers, thx Dan Smith and a gorgeous Easter Egger Hen, thx Flicker Chick. and 2 GLW pullets, 1 GLW cockerel, 1 SLW cockerel, 1 true blue Ameraucana pullet, and 4 EE pullets and 1 Cream Brabanter pullet, Thx to FRF, Anneke, and Fallyn.

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#89 2013-01-08 04:42:10

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Re: Our Summer (and Winter!) Barn Project

The welded wire is neater looking, harder wearing and the roosters can't burst through it like the hex wire! :shock:  It is always nice to have smaller spaces for the odd bird or two. I kept a lot of my small tractors this fall, for that very reason.  What a wonderful setup, even automatic waterers would be nice!

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#90 2013-01-08 12:02:40

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Re: Our Summer (and Winter!) Barn Project

WOW!  It is very beautiful! Congrats!


All the best,

Kiah and Micah

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#91 2013-11-19 20:41:22

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

Well I've been waiting and waiting to post pictures of the finished exterior of my barn...and then the snow came a couple weeks ago and now the snow is 6 inches deep and it's -15C as a daytime high today. So I don't think we're going to get it done until next spring :(

We grew our garden on the south side and it worked great and looked lovely. Here are a couple pictures taken about 10 days ago just after the first snow came. The tin on the cupola and the dormer will need to wait until spring.
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/Barn/7581f4bec832399a705b0766936ac64f.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/Barn/d4e41f2fea6052145168643da0c8b969.jpg


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#92 2013-11-19 20:45:49

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Re: Our Summer (and Winter!) Barn Project

:thumbs: That is seriously the "Taj MaHen!" Looks wonderful!

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#93 2013-11-19 21:18:45

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

that's a beautiful barn. thanks for the photos!

Last edited by NaturesPace (2013-11-20 00:52:47)


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#94 2013-11-19 23:02:33

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Re: Our Summer (and Winter!) Barn Project

Love the "Little Red Barn" :applause:

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