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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 2:53 pm 
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Hi, We're new to the site and new to Chooks. Just wondering if a cubby house would be ok for a few hens as in enough ventilation. It has 3 windows, door and veranda :) Thanks.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 4:25 pm 
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Hi T and P and welcome to BYP! :D

A cubby house usually makes a great chook house. If you are worried about ventilation (which is important) then can you remove one or more of the windows and put wire mesh over them instead?

Photos of the cubby you are thinking of using woudl be great and will help people give helpful advice :)

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a cubby house is a great idea

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 5:43 pm 
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My coop IS a cubby ...

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 6:51 pm 
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70%cocoa wrote:
Hi T and P and welcome to BYP! :D

A cubby house usually makes a great chook house. If you are worried about ventilation (which is important) then can you remove one or more of the windows and put wire mesh over them instead?

Photos of the cubby you are thinking of using woudl be great and will help people give helpful advice :)


:thanks: It's lovely to get a reply. We did think about removing all windows and replacing them with wire mesh so it was great to read we are on the right track. Will defin post some pictures when it's finished. Thinking about adding to the little veranda so we can sit out there in the evenings with them ! :)


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 6:55 pm 
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Dooleyma, super cute cubby coop! Haha. love it.

T and P, welcome to BYP and I'm looking forward to seeing the cubby house for your chooks! :)


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 6:57 pm 
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Now youre talkin'!! :rofl:
Sit out with them you will and enjoy them you must...
I find the best coops are made with recycled stuff and the thought that goes into building them.
Adjust as needed to make a great home :biggrin:

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:03 pm 
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Manzo 99 wrote:
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a cubby house is a great idea


Thanks. Just starting out, have two little brown hens at the monment and both laying so we're doing something right. Find them so relaxing, very theraputic funny, cheeky and bright.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:10 pm 
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redjohanna wrote:
Now youre talkin'!! :rofl:
Sit out with them you will and enjoy them you must...
I find the best coops are made with recycled stuff and the thought that goes into building them.
Adjust as needed to make a great home :biggrin:


Yep already do, Great way to start the day and fantastic way to wind down at the end of our day, "Just chilling with the chooks" is the answer the kids get when they phone Q :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:52 pm 
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We have a cubby as a chookhouse and hubby put wire mesh but left the sliding clear plastic windows so we could close as needed for rainy or really cold windy days.

I know they say chooks can sleep out in the open but I tend to think mine can't because they are too molly coddled now :rofl: but I probably underestimate them! Ours has three windows and hubby made a mesh covered window on the back wall for flow through of air in hot weather. (he said he would leave me if I tried to get him to install air con so I am just considering a fan for next summer :wink: )

The verandah was going to be for sitting and chilling but sadly it has proved too small for adults *sigh* so we made do with benches nearby to observe.

Hubby also made a cover for the skylight to block out sun on hot days (just like the ones he made for his greenhouses using left over materials)

It is amazingly solid and robust and all cracks where vermin might get in have been covered with chook wire.

I will get photos this weekend if I can remember - he did an AMAZING job modifying it!

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