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Does anybody have some links to sites that include chicken coop plans? I would like to start building one out in my yard.
 

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It should be around 6 feet long, 3 feet tall, 2 feet deep. You could probably find big enough wiring to just bend it all into a big square then cut a door and bend some wire for hinges and one piece of wire to hold it closed without even having to purchase wood or build a frame as long as you can bend a good large box and have some plyers to connect the sides together.
 

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Just make a wooden frame about 6 foot long by 4 feet high by 4 feet deep, cover it with chicken wire, fill it with straw... make sure its propped off the ground of course... and have a wooden door with a wire to close it or hook...

Put golf balls in the nests to stop snakes
 

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How do golf balls stop snakes? I thought golf balls are so the pullets know where to nest when they start laying eggs.
that's what I thought they were for too... maybe the snakes try to eat them & 'learn' that the shiny round white things aren't edible?... idk
 

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From what I have been told if you have a problem with snakes eating your eggs you should put a golf ball in the nesting box. The snake will eat the golf ball and die because they can't pass it.
 

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From what I have been told if you have a problem with snakes eating your eggs you should put a golf ball in the nesting box. The snake will eat the golf ball and die because they can't pass it.
why wouldn't they just regurgitate it? snakes barf all the time (well, as often as they eat anyways)

but then again, snakes really aren't that smart
 

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Yea it would make sense that they would barf it up but maybe it would get stuck in their throat. I don't know if it would really work or not. I am going on second hand info.
 

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Golf Balls

Snakes will eat golf balls, just ask someone who works at a golf course. And yes, they don't pass them. It's a hole in one.
 
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