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Backyard Hen House (lots of photos)

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Here is the hen house we adapted from the buildeazy plan.  It is 6' x 8' with a linoleum-covered floor.  It has windows on the north, south and east sides.  The window screens are covered with hardware cloth.  There is about a 4" opening between the tops of the walls and the roof under the eaves that we've fitted hardware cloth to keep out wild birds, etc.

Hen house and run (expansion in planning stage)
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/22131_4-22-09_001.jpg

Hen house
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/22131_4-22-09_002.jpg

Nest boxes and storage from inside
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/22131_4-22-09_004.jpg

Outside nest box and storage access
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/22131_4-22-09_003.jpg

Roosting boards
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/22131_4-22-09_005.jpg

The young ladies enjoying the roost in their run.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/22131_4-22-09_006.jpg

post #2 of 27

man that looks awsome! I hope the one I'm building turns out this good. bow

My egg collector is a 3yr old with a coffee can. I live dangerously!!
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My egg collector is a 3yr old with a coffee can. I live dangerously!!
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post #3 of 27

That is a really beautiful set up.  I love the outside acess to the nest boxes. Your girls seem to really enjoy it.

Shay married to Jay(my truck driver), SAHM to Maddy (8) & Ashlyn Chevelle (2)
Sumatra's, RIR, Barred Rocks, Speckled Sussex, Bronze Turkeys, eggs (ducks & chicks) in the 'bator
2 dogs (Boxer & Pug), 2 cats, Pigs
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Shay married to Jay(my truck driver), SAHM to Maddy (8) & Ashlyn Chevelle (2)
Sumatra's, RIR, Barred Rocks, Speckled Sussex, Bronze Turkeys, eggs (ducks & chicks) in the 'bator
2 dogs (Boxer & Pug), 2 cats, Pigs
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post #4 of 27

Beautiful job!

Recently relocated to Colorado, now an empty nester, new state, new house, new adventure!
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Recently relocated to Colorado, now an empty nester, new state, new house, new adventure!
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post #5 of 27

VERY nice!!  Great door too.


Edited by will hunt for food - 4/22/09 at 8:14am
post #6 of 27

Really nice work, eh... Looks great! big_smile

Coop Worklog - 96% Done - http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=155464
Duck Hut Worklog - 55% Done - http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=6243239
11 chickens, 13 ducks, 4 dogs, 2 cats, 1 keet, 1 cockatiel, 3 rabbits, 75 gallon aquarium.
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Coop Worklog - 96% Done - http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=155464
Duck Hut Worklog - 55% Done - http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=6243239
11 chickens, 13 ducks, 4 dogs, 2 cats, 1 keet, 1 cockatiel, 3 rabbits, 75 gallon aquarium.
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post #7 of 27

Nice coop. smileI like it.

Wife and mom to a great husband and 3 wonderful boys. Lots of pets and have officially gone chicken and turkey crazy. I can't even list everything anymore!!     P.S. I am very bad at spelling so forgive me.
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Wife and mom to a great husband and 3 wonderful boys. Lots of pets and have officially gone chicken and turkey crazy. I can't even list everything anymore!!     P.S. I am very bad at spelling so forgive me.
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post #8 of 27

Looks great!!!  Mine would be so jealous!!!

3 English Cocker's, and a Western Painted Turtle.

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3 English Cocker's, and a Western Painted Turtle.

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post #9 of 27

thumbsup  Nice coop

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Always calibrate your hygrometer before you incubate!!

Home to Black East Indies, Mandarins, Speckled Sussex, Barred Rock, Golden Buffs, Welsummers, Ameraucanas, Black Australorp, Silver Laced Wyandotte, Two Weimaraners, Two beautiful daughters and a great DH who builds whatever I need!

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TIME is the best thing to spend on a child!
Always calibrate your hygrometer before you incubate!!

Home to Black East Indies, Mandarins, Speckled Sussex, Barred Rock, Golden Buffs, Welsummers, Ameraucanas, Black Australorp, Silver Laced Wyandotte, Two Weimaraners, Two beautiful daughters and a great DH who builds whatever I need!

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post #10 of 27

Beautiful!  It's so fun to watch them enjoy it! big_smile

I like to keep all sizes, breeds and colors....they are my Rainbow Flock!!!!!!!!
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I like to keep all sizes, breeds and colors....they are my Rainbow Flock!!!!!!!!
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