Corona Street Coop

By Thistlelady, Apr 13, 2013 | Updated: Aug 6, 2013 | | |
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  1. Thistlelady
    Here is our finished coop. It took about 3 weeks to complete & we only bought the wire and hardware. All lumber items were laying around the house or a friends house.I had a window and a door laying around too.
    Our Coop is 6' x 3.5' with a 6'x7' (6'x11' if you count area under the coop) run. The coop is raised about 12" at the door. All wire is nailed to a 2x4 then sandwiched with a second 2x4. It is also buried 8 to 12 inches. It is also tall enough for me to get in to clean. We put a roof over the whole coop, since we live in Colorado and you never know what the weather will be like.
    There is a 6' privacy fence on 2 sides of the run and the wire on 1 side. One reason we put it next to the house was to run an outlet to it. There was already a pre-wire for an exterior box in this spot. Also we are hoping between our dogs, neighbor dogs and closeness to the house it will keep most predators away.

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    The girls first night in the coop.
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    Day 1 - Use kid labor to level out coop and run area
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    Day 2 -use 2 pallets for the floor. 6 pieces of 4x6 cedar for the legs. Since it's up against the house an porch we pre-sidded & painted the walls.
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    West wall and nest box area. Painted and ready to install.
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    End of day 1 - Floor and three walls done, 4th wall framed.
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    Day 2 - My daughter and I painted an old door (It was in my garden & we had chicken wire and lattice on it with vines last summer).
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    End of Day 2- Door Done!
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    Day 3 - (about a week after day 1) . Run and roof begin framing. Window was installed on Day 2. The window was in a pile I am collecting for a green house or VERY LARGE cold frame.
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    South Wall installed.
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    My artwork, I mean the door is installed.
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    End of Day 3. Chicken wire up, South wall done & door installed.
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    Day 4 - Nesting boxes built.
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    Roof started. (kid help)
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    Day 7& 8 - Ramp built, roosting bars installed.
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    Pic's of inside did not come out well. So I did not post. If I can get some I will add them.



    End of Day 8 - Done!
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    Extended run added a couple months later gives 12'x11' more space to run and converted the old unused dog house into a Broody House (aka, George's house). Still have to do a few things to make it chick proof, but we have a few weeks until they hatch.

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  1. hotlantachicken
    very awesome indeed!
  2. CarolinaHens
    Nice job... I love how it is in it's own little corner.
  3. chickenluver555
    What an amazing coop! You guys did a great job building it.
  4. Dinaschickens
    LOVE IT!!! Thanks for posting design and stage pictures. I love that it is on the side of your house.
  5. judyki2004
    Beautiful! Love it!
  6. CinnamonQueen
    Great coop!
  7. chickenpooplady
    Great coop! Congrats on CC-POW!
  8. SilkieStepHen
    Thank you for the wonderful ideas for a small-space coop!
  9. theoldguy
    Nice coop and run guys:)
  10. Nutcase
    Enjoyed reading the article and congrats on the CCPOW!
  11. Whittni
    Good job!
  12. Thistlelady
    I am honored to have my coop chosen, Thanks!
  13. Wyandottes7
    Nice coop! I love the way it looks.
  14. BYC Project Manager
    Congratulations, we've chosen one of your pics for the Chicken Coop - Picture of the Week. Thanks for posting your coop design & pictures to our "Chicken Coops" pages! You can find more info about the CC-POW here: CC-POW Process
  15. carlsaSC
    Nice fit in a tight space.
  16. Penny Hen
    I love the cover and the repurposing of material.
  17. Joshua-n-fam
    That's very impressive work! I can't wait till we have our own place and I can build something more substantial and attractive.

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