AUSTRALIAN POULTRY FORUM™

The Largest Poultry Forum in the world - New Members Welcome
It is Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:38 pm

All times are UTC + 10 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 18 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Hen house reno idears
PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 6:39 pm 
Offline
 
 
User avatar

Joined: Sat Aug 10, 2013 7:18 am
Posts: 771
Location: APF, Glenorie NSW
woohoo4 woohoo4 finally the storage stuff is out of the hen house so gotta clean there where I could not get to but also woundering about that to do with two area's

With the doors to the run not sure to do them I shade cloth mesh or metal, I would like to keep out the wind and rain
The south side of the hen house is where the nesting boxes will be just going to get bigger ones for King Henrys ladies in jan or Feb

Not sure to use the noth west part of the hen house ( the part that had storage in it)
As a another pen for a sick bay and nursery or to move the mesh and combine it with the other part of the hen house and give every one more room as well as put the perches there.

Not sure because would it be too close to the rest of every one else in the main house and would it not get enough light?

On the west side there will be after the wall 3 meters of car space then another shead going up that should take a lot of heat away from the hen house.

The north west side of the wire is wider then the north east side of the hen house


Going to put 70% shade cloth over part of the run.

going to be other future reno's next year with a day run around the main hen house run, That will go to the drive way to the south and to the back fence going east as well as north from the other side of the hen house to the side fence the day run also has a tree as well as a steep bank that I am not sure if the chookies will be able to handle it going to post pic's of the bank after its been cleared up.


Attachments:
File comment: west north part of the hen house
P1040313.JPG
P1040313.JPG [ 84.04 KiB | Viewed 5387 times ]
File comment: shade cloth doors or metal ones
P1040310.JPG
P1040310.JPG [ 101.69 KiB | Viewed 5386 times ]
File comment: south side where the hen house is coolrest
P1040308.JPG
P1040308.JPG [ 79.96 KiB | Viewed 5387 times ]

_________________
Cheers
Yas
Loving chickens always
One Sussex Cockerel and 15 Sussex pullets

Proudly I only use APF
Top
 Profile E-mail  
 
 Post subject: Re: Hen house reno idears
PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 6:46 am 
Offline
 
 

Joined: Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:12 am
Posts: 1194
First point of reference is always think......Protection........protection from elements..& protection from vermin getting into & soiling food sources & the spreading of fiecies and disease.

If this means metal doors, then metal doors it should be. If you are worried about ventilation then look at putting some whirlybirds on the roof or some vents up high on the shed so the hot air can escape when it rises.

Put the neting boxes in the darkest part as the girls like darkness & privacy when laying their eggs.....and the perches should be away from drafts or any chance of rain getting on them when sleeping.

Plug all holes in the roof that need to, so you can make it as weather prof as possible when big storms hit and it rains extra hard on those stupid angles, that rain seems to do. Nothing worse then going down to the pen after a big storm and there's puddles everywhere. The girls will get cold & sick & drop dead on you. And you don't want that.

At different times of the day go in there and locate where it is hottest and where it is coolest (but remember this will change with each season), so don't think immediate, but long term.

In the run, look at the spots where they like to dust bath as you don't want to cover it in spots with shade cloth if it is going to cast more shade as the girls like to bath in the sun most of the time, but if its extra hot they also like to find a nice shadey spot to bath and cool off, so think of both scenarios.

Finally, I like you "copyright" symbol on your photos....but does it have to be across the whole photo?, can't it just be in the corner?

That's my feedback Yas.

Cheers
Chicka-Dee wave.gif


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Hen house reno idears
PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 5:41 pm 
Offline
 
 
User avatar

Joined: Sat Aug 10, 2013 7:18 am
Posts: 771
Location: APF, Glenorie NSW
Thank you chicka_Dee

So I will go with the metal doors on the hen house to the run.
A whirlybird has been on my mind for a while now so I will buy one and put it in the roof on the western side of the roof.

also with the west north end I am thinking of changing the wire and that part would make a good place for perches and more room
its a tight fit at the north east end of the hen house.

I will make the watermark a bit fainter with the transparency.

Cheers Yas

_________________
Cheers
Yas
Loving chickens always
One Sussex Cockerel and 15 Sussex pullets

Proudly I only use APF


Top
 Profile E-mail  
 
 Post subject: Re: Hen house reno idears
PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 8:17 am 
Offline
 
 
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jun 29, 2008 8:11 pm
Posts: 272798
Location: Sitting in front of the Puta
I put 2 of the whirlybirds in my parge coop and they made a very big difference in summer very big




LooLoo


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Hen house reno idears
PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 9:56 am 
Offline
 
 
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jun 09, 2011 7:17 pm
Posts: 5219
Is it possible to do the renovations before King Henry and his wives come? Maybe easier and less stressful for them.

Nice nesting box!

Remember that the sun rises in the East and chook coops facing North/South will the winter's sun. You have to take into consideration your climate conditions the heat in summer, the cold in winter, which direction the rain comes in from to orientate your coop and pen and run etc

gluck.gif

_________________
"The sky is falling!" Chicken Little

One Very Sad and Very Lonely and Very Heartbroken French Wheaten Marans with the softest of feathers and fluffiest of bottoms...
One Australorp with the biggest of black eyes also very heartbroken with the death of her little Silkie buddy...


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Hen house reno idears
PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 4:50 pm 
Offline
 
 
User avatar

Joined: Sat Aug 10, 2013 7:18 am
Posts: 771
Location: APF, Glenorie NSW
Hoping to do the majoir renos before King Henry and his wives arrive

The whirlybirds will have to wait till January when the fellow comes to put up the shed that will be to the west of the hen house (I don't have the know how to do it) and that shed will over shadow the hen house from early in the afternoons.

There are three whirlybirds in the workshop to the south of the hen house they do a great job.

The run gets the morning sun and partly shade which increases during the afternoons.

The rain well the doors going from hen house to the run will fix te rain prob and the wind as well.

how big should the chicken door be for Sussex's?

I have decided to have a poop tray made for under the perches

Thank you PP those nesting boxes are going to have to go not too sure what to do with them them because they will not be big enough for King Henrys wives.

Will be buying a bunch of items in feb or so for all the chookies
lager nesting boxes, gal feeders and waterers nesting boxes pads too

_________________
Cheers
Yas
Loving chickens always
One Sussex Cockerel and 15 Sussex pullets

Proudly I only use APF


Top
 Profile E-mail  
 
 Post subject: Re: Hen house reno idears
PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 7:00 pm 
Offline
 
 
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jun 09, 2011 7:17 pm
Posts: 5219
Y.barnesy wrote:
how big should the chicken door be for Sussex's?


BIG! Standard Sussex's are BIG CHOOKIES!

_________________
"The sky is falling!" Chicken Little

One Very Sad and Very Lonely and Very Heartbroken French Wheaten Marans with the softest of feathers and fluffiest of bottoms...
One Australorp with the biggest of black eyes also very heartbroken with the death of her little Silkie buddy...


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Hen house reno idears
PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 5:18 pm 
Offline
 
 
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jun 29, 2008 8:11 pm
Posts: 272798
Location: Sitting in front of the Puta
Make the door big enough for the largest chook breed. the orpington just incase you ever decide to get some



LooLoo


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Hen house reno idears
PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 7:21 pm 
Offline
 
 

Joined: Thu Nov 21, 2013 6:39 am
Posts: 1
How do you find the concrete floor in winter? do you cover it?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Hen house reno idears
PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:21 am 
Offline
 
 
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jun 29, 2008 8:11 pm
Posts: 272798
Location: Sitting in front of the Puta
In winter you can cover the floor with wood shavings or even sand in you get very cold nights




LooLoo


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 18 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC + 10 hours


Who is on the Forum

Users browsing this forum: 70%cocoa, andrewschookz, Ben Newton, Cackles, caladenia, cc's poultry, Chicken07, Cordelia, Danny, FowlMan, Fraggle, HAPPYHENS, Katy, MattsGuineas, mycoola, Olivia N, P_Edwards, Pam, Podgie, redjohanna, sue55, T.A.S.S™ [Bot] and 5379907 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
Software by phpBB Group

A.P.F - Australian Poultry Forum TM 1566349 all rights reserved 2004 - 2018

APF supports

Stop Forum Spam