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Old 01-03-2015, 11:23 AM   #1
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Lightbulb Chicken Coop for eggs - Insulated Hen House for winter

Hello,

I produced eggs during winter too.

But here the thermometer can show -45 degrees.

My laying hens still alive...

Welcome aboard and get fresh eggs for cooking:


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Old 01-04-2015, 01:36 PM   #2
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Do you eat a lot of eggs?
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Old 01-05-2015, 01:39 PM   #3
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Welcome to DC! How many hens do you keep? My flock fluctuates between 30-38. Right now, I have six of the girls in the basement--they picked a fine time to molt with the temps we're having in Ottawa this week. I hope the rest of the flock doesn't follow. Mine are in an insulated building that was once a kennel building. They still come out during the day. What kind of birds do you have? I have RIRs, Chanterel (sp--the white one from Quebec with feathers on the legs), red shafers, Buff Orpintons, and Black sex linked. I have RIRx Buffs as well. Chickens are so much fun!
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Kurja--welcome to DC. I don't need any coops. My girls have a huge insulated Barn and a dog kennel that was converted to a coop. They also have free range of about an acre fenced. Yes I redistribute excess eggs.
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Old 07-31-2015, 06:20 AM   #5
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My coop is a converted 8' X 8' shed, with a 'chicken sized' cut out door that goes directly into an adjacent 12' X 7' X 6' fenced dog run ( with is protected with a wire roof and floor, which is covered with a thick layer of soil). I had 6 chickens, now down to 3. As raccoon proof as I thought it was, one was able to squeeze into a 4" X 4" gap in the corned of the dog run door, and ate my favorite chicken ( the only one that had a name). We get anywhere from 6 - 12 eggs a week, which is a perfect supply for us.

The coop does have a heat lamp for the winters located in the shed.
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