Dream Chicken Coop

What caught my eye, (other than the fact that it’s beautiful) is the nest boxes and double doors. I keep Silkies at my farm, they don’t like to climb ladders, or anything much higher than 3 ft.
Having a coop that you can stand in means it’s easy to clean and a pleasure to take care of your birds. That should be a rule not a luxury in chicken keeping!

Coop Exterior Doors Open Coop exterior one door open

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Brooder Shed for Silkies and Hatchlings

Finally! This is my finished brooder shed with a custom built brooder box for my Silkie hens and their hatchlings. The shed is 8×10, it was just a bare bones structure with a window, double doors, and two sidewall vents. Today it has vinyl flooring, electric, insulation & drywall, overhead lighting and is temperature controlled.

All my Silkies live primarily in the chicken coop. However, now when a hen becomes *broody she’ll be moved to the brooder shed where she’ll sit on fertile eggs until they hatch. The chicks will then stay with the hen until they’re sold… or moved to their own chicken yard when fully feathered to be later sold as *point of lay pullets.

*Broody:  When the hen has an urge to sit on her eggs to try and hatch them.
*Point of Lay Pullet: Young female chicken just about to lay,  5-6 months old.

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