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chicken coop remodel in the works (with drawings)

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I've been milling over what changes to make to my first coop. I had long since decided it was too small for my now slightly larger group of ladies as well as it was just a little blah (among a couple of other design flaws). I had just about decided to start over from scratch, but my hubby said no! LOL  I decided to sit down and draw out my plans for the remodel! The "dog house" shaped  portion is what I have built now. The rest will be an addition. There are also external nest boxes (6) on the side you can't see in the drawing. (Also, ignore the color-that was just for my reference as I drew it - to keep it organized) What do you all think ?  (oh and the new back addition will be 8' x 4' roughly) Also note the LARGE amount of ventilation-I'm in the deep south and we are already in the 90's)

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/thumbs/42093_chickencoppreduxsmall.jpg   (Click to see larger!)   If it's too little let me know and I can post a link of it much bigger :>


Edited by mudpaw - 4/7/10 at 12:22pm
I may keep an urban flock, but I dream of a farm in the country
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I love it. Just make sure you have access to the run. I wish I was nifty with them programs thumbsup

Leah; owned by Willow, the world's best dog, and three buff rock bantams (Yams, Ginger, and Pumpkin.)
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Leah; owned by Willow, the world's best dog, and three buff rock bantams (Yams, Ginger, and Pumpkin.)
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while yours will most definitely be more professional, take a look at our byc page.  When we did our remodel we didi something similar

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Looks great!  What program did you use to draw it?  I have been playing with Google Sketchup but I don't like it.

The new coop is done.  Now I'm broke.  The chickens seem happy though.  Love my wife of 24 years and my kids!
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The new coop is done.  Now I'm broke.  The chickens seem happy though.  Love my wife of 24 years and my kids!
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Originally Posted by SoJoChickens 

Looks great!  What program did you use to draw it?  I have been playing with Google Sketchup but I don't like it.


I just did it with Photoshop elements smile Just lots of squares/rectangles for the most part :>

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