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Originally Posted by janette406 View Post

We finished our new coop over the long wknd & I just love it now! We had a small coop around our chicken house, and were given pieces to a larger coop from a friend a couple of weeks ago. With some minor changes -a box of screws, some 2 x 4's, chicken wire, staples, bungees and a couple of dog kennel tarps to block the sun on the roof, it's just right now!

Very nice :thumbsup

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Ask and you shall receive! This is my coop that I finished yesterday. I'm really proud of it, particularly because I designed and built it myself without any help. Total cost was around $700. Coop is 4'x4'x4' with 2' underneath. Run is 4'wx8'lx6'h. PVC and 5gal bucket waterer and 3"PVC feeder (both in run below coop) and trough feeder/water bottle inside coop. Nest boxes will be below long roost bar (won't put them in until they hit about 4 months old). All-purpose construction sand in run and coop floor.

 

My girls are 4 weeks old - one each: Polish, Silkie, RIR, SLW. I'm going to move them in this weekend! I plan to lock them in the coop for a week, then give them access to the run.

 

 

It looks great! I would be proud to! We originally bought a coop with the attached from Amazon with the intention of adding to the back of it and expanding the run. But when we decided on putting it next to the mud room, doing that just didn't make sense so we took the run that came with the coop off and didn't use it at all. I regret buying it at all and wish I would have had the courage to just build the whole thing ourselves. As you can see from the pictures, we ended up making changes to the coop anyways (still need to get that wood painted green). 

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Is that a clothes dryer vent I see in the one photo?

 

If so are they gonna love that in the winter.

Yep it sure is! That was one of the reasons why we decided on building in that corner :) My husband does most of the laundry but he said if it's a really cold day, he might be off the hook because I'll probably be in the laundry room working to keep my girls warm :lau

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