Solway coops and runs

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Bantams=Banter
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Re: Solway coops and runs

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Thanks Icemaiden for the advice =re the Green Frog coop. I'm fairly certain I'm going to go for the Solway.

But more exciting news, I've just put a deposit down on three pekins!!!
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Re: Solway coops and runs

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Bantams=Banter wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 12:44 pm
But more exciting news, I've just put a deposit down on three pekins!!!
And so it begins! :D
Take plenty of time to introduce them in a separate run (after, or better just before POL when they will need the nest boxes.) It will bring out the mean side of your hybrids who have claimed your garden as their territory but it does diminish to a normal pecking order after a month or so together.
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Re: Solway coops and runs

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rick wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 5:17 pm
Bantams=Banter wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 12:44 pm
But more exciting news, I've just put a deposit down on three pekins!!!
And so it begins! :D
Take plenty of time to introduce them in a separate run (after, or better just before POL when they will need the nest boxes.) It will bring out the mean side of your hybrids who have claimed your garden as their territory but it does diminish to a normal pecking order after a month or so together.
Have you actually got any hybrids? If only getting 3 pekins from the same place, there will be no need to separate them, just put them into their run and coop straight away.
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Re: Solway coops and runs

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Sorry all, Im getting confused as I was thinking about the exbatts that Tweetiepie has. I shouldn't be posting at work anyway - distracted! :-)07
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Re: Solway coops and runs

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:D :D :D No I don't have hybrids, and I'm getting four Pekins now! Morehens disease has struck before they've even entered my garden!! :-)08
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Re: Solway coops and runs

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Whatever you decide to go with, I think you should always build it on your own.
It took me 2 months to build this, but it was way cheaper than the $600 I would have spent on a store bought one.

I have never built a single thing in my life before this coop, and for a girl who had only a couple drills and a saw, it's not too shabby

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Ifr you don't like DIY and still prefer to buy, here are some recommendations: https://barncoop.com/best-chicken-coop-and-run/
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