Coop du Burge

By FarmduBurge · May 27, 2018 · ·
  1. FarmduBurge
    My wife finally convinced me to get chickens and they are awesome! Only problem is we got the chics before the coop. Below is the last 4 weeks of my life (at least nights and weekends when I’m not working/traveling). Would welcome any feedback/suggestions/tips/etc. Hoping to finish interior today so we can move them in, then put the finishing touches on afterwards. F84941FF-DC1E-41F0-AEBA-33DC9323DCDC.jpeg 08731E87-1F4A-405F-9B43-D5286DAD1639.jpeg 256215E8-0A85-4000-85A7-D4E64C11CDB8.jpeg E24D5276-58DE-40B5-AB0A-14E618EB35AB.jpeg EA95D2B0-303F-471C-B9E5-3C5F28C5833C.jpeg A6739263-3AD0-4800-B5BF-EF64F9425212.jpeg F4374E91-1F02-455A-8065-8667410A6AE9.jpeg EA96BC55-8F2F-4B6F-8468-40330C5F0F30.jpeg 8009BB47-26CE-4C8C-B308-C13B9A4F4D0F.jpeg 4F24ABD3-058A-45AC-B202-1EDD7AD497FC.jpeg F5B07CB2-F841-4348-8704-96A2E72F6A23.jpeg 28AB541A-FD51-46DE-8721-A21F9E799B4E.jpeg 1CCD6722-7657-4E2A-89D2-1A5A8AA763F8.jpeg 16F797AF-AF99-458F-A742-308934DAFB5D.jpeg 3946E330-552A-421C-BA55-05C9AD1197F1.jpeg FFB92FB8-A0B6-4A5F-BFAA-99EB09369201.jpeg E4DA1328-9A56-406F-B1A3-C90492B7C698.jpeg AB466E94-CBF4-45A6-AC6F-9996B51AF68B.jpeg C5519C94-94A7-4B94-AF07-85835EDFBF8C.jpeg 382CFEA1-A5D8-4E85-BC58-3EC6EFA75C57.jpeg 1CE5411A-2C2E-4186-AEEE-EDA701260733.jpeg 7C04B8C5-4091-4F20-93FE-B32D34006914.jpeg 349E7C3C-5A5A-41C2-93AF-14B82FB9B9D0.jpeg 620BE509-E616-4D0D-856E-66338786457B.jpeg 24BBF4E9-9EDE-4098-A640-C7406D482EBE.jpeg 5641DA10-8289-473C-8B7E-63C03D1A987C.jpeg D7A6AFA3-FD1F-4E8A-BDFE-405E00ECFA30.jpeg 7CF48D6C-C835-4654-A2B2-5722ED1AC4F1.jpeg 6B7304F2-CBFC-4466-8C73-7CBAB91C9091.jpeg AC46143C-513F-49D2-A3A9-229F517BEDC2.jpeg ADC7FAA7-8CEF-4A94-B548-8A657DC62761.jpeg B75FF1D8-AB87-4C32-9885-070A06D8622B.jpeg C617DD59-96C8-40A4-84A1-FA0220D7A94B.jpeg 0633372C-5606-46A0-9358-A9B5FE6A7E74.jpeg

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Recent User Reviews

  1. Nardo
    "Great pictorial"
    4/5, 4 out of 5, reviewed Jul 9, 2018
    Nice coop. Really well built. Do you plan on having a run?
  2. Texas Kiki
    "Great bones!"
    4/5, 4 out of 5, reviewed Jun 28, 2018
    Did you leave the floor bare wood or cover it with something?


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  1. Shezadandy
    Strongly recommend putting a rubber mat on that floor and in those nest boxes. Will make cleaning SOOOOO much easier. Farm stores sell the 1/4" stuff that's usually 30" wide for $4 a foot- or depending on your total dimensions, it might be more cost effective to install a horse stall mat- those come in 4x6 and4x8 sizes. Harder to cut at 3/4" thick though. If you leave it plain plywood, they will start picking at the loose particles - they will scratch their feet and do all sorts of other things. Eventually you will have a shell-less egg or a broken egg- and even with straw and the like - the goo will seep into the plywood/OSB.
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  2. RamonaRay
    Love the pictorial! Great documentation and it looks nice and solid.
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  3. MotherOfChickens
    Dang! Will you come build me one? Lol Looks very nice! :thumbsup
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  4. Dawnclucks22
    Beautiful! I will warn you though, if you free-range you may have to say goodbye to that grass!
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  5. N F C
    Looks to me like you're off to a good start!
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  6. Hopperkiller
    Looking at that nice green grass below where you marked run gave me a chuckle. But they will be worth it.
  7. MROO
    LOVE the door treatment on the "Front" - the way you set them into a bigger opening for access. Nice touch!
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