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pics of our coop-we made a coop/shed for our 6 girls

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The babies we brought home...

they grow so quickly

 

some of the coop framing, window in the back and vent on the side

the left side of the structure is a shed, the right side is the coop, every wall is insulated.

 

they finally get to move out of the box and into their new home

they like to sleep all together in on of the nesting boxes

pre-siding, most of the supplies were reclaimed, habitat for humanity, and surplus materials.

not sure if chickens like her better or if she likes them better-hours of endless fun, and she can get them back in the coop the easiest

siding was all given to us from a builders' leftovers.

 

 

they later got a better play structure, but this temporary one worked for a while.

 

the top of the nesting box opens up for quick cleaning and then front opens for egg removal

This is looking inside the coop-shed door. We get some cold weather, so I wanted entry to the top (birds sleep) and bottom (food water) to be from inside the shed.

This is the top

this is the bottom-I can refill food/water from either this way or around the outside from in the pen.

this is the shed side, not organized yet, but eventually will get shelves and organization

looking through the door into the shed side

our girls home-we let them have the whole yard when we are around, they do poop a lot though, so sometimes it is nice to keep them in their pen.*

 

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The babies we brought home...

they grow so quickly

 

some of the coop framing, window in the back and vent on the side

the left side of the structure is a shed, the right side is the coop, every wall is insulated.

 

they finally get to move out of the box and into their new home

they like to sleep all together in on of the nesting boxes

pre-siding, most of the supplies were reclaimed, habitat for humanity, and surplus materials.

not sure if chickens like her better or if she likes them better-hours of endless fun, and she can get them back in the coop the easiest

siding was all given to us from a builders' leftovers.

 

 

they later got a better play structure, but this temporary one worked for a while.

 

the top of the nesting box opens up for quick cleaning and then front opens for egg removal

This is looking inside the coop-shed door. We get some cold weather, so I wanted entry to the top (birds sleep) and bottom (food water) to be from inside the shed.

This is the top

this is the bottom-I can refill food/water from either this way or around the outside from in the pen.

this is the shed side, not organized yet, but eventually will get shelves and organization

looking through the door into the shed side

our girls home-we let them have the whole yard when we are around, they do poop a lot though, so sometimes it is nice to keep them in their pen.*

 

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Looks like a nice coop you made for them :)

post #3 of 11

wow!  any idea how much you had in materials?  that's really nice :)

 

I did see look back and saw you got much of it from habitat. I want something nice for my chickens and need to seriously get busy looking at ideas.  I'm new and starting from scratch, only wanting 4-6 tops, which will be bantams.


Edited by schnebbles - 2/14/13 at 8:11am
post #4 of 11

Nice dual purpose design!
 

post #5 of 11

Great coop! thumbsup.gif

 

I wish I could build coops like that!

Would love it if you visited my blog  x http://rachyschickens.blogspot.co.uk

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Would love it if you visited my blog  x http://rachyschickens.blogspot.co.uk

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post #6 of 11

Very nice set up!

post #7 of 11

Looks like a little slice of chicken paradise!
 

I never considered a difference in opinion, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.  - Thomas Jefferson
Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.  - Ben Franklin
If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month.  - Teddy Roosevelt
 

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I never considered a difference in opinion, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.  - Thomas Jefferson
Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.  - Ben Franklin
If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month.  - Teddy Roosevelt
 

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post #8 of 11

Looks great. I'm in the build process myself. It looks like you have everything you need all in one location :)

post #9 of 11

Beautiful, especially for a dual-purpose design. We have a much simpler garden shed that is built onto our back fence, and being able to have access into the coop from it would be awesome. Great idea!!

post #10 of 11

I like your design :)

 

Tammie

C Spots Farm- Franklin, MA Chickens and Quail

visit my chickens on my website- http://www.cspotsfarm.com
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C Spots Farm- Franklin, MA Chickens and Quail

visit my chickens on my website- http://www.cspotsfarm.com
My Chicken Blog - http://loveschickens.wordpress.com

The Beginner's Guide to Hatching Chicken Eggs - ebook!

http://smashwords.com/books/view/438983

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