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First Time Coop

By starbuxchic, Jun 22, 2013 | Updated: Jun 24, 2013 | |
  1. starbuxchic
    Growing up around chickens and a huge chicken coop, I knew what I wanted to build. No it wasn't anything like my childhood coop, which housed around 150-200 chickens at a time. I do know the dimensions are 8x4x6.

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    Considering this was my significant others first time with wood working (I grew up helping build things like the coop in my family) he did what I would consider a decent job. This is also btw incomplete. Sadly there are no blueprints, we had the idea, worked it out then kinda expanded from there. I know I should put what all I bought but honestly the price point made me forget. The run is about to be finished and the roof shingled and coop painted and THEN the RIRs are enjoy their new home. Luckily I have 17 nesting boxes, which I plan on add a 2 inch lip barrier along the entire bottom of both tiers and then put roosting bars in from of them. Any advice I would gladly love, as I am also planning to add a box fan to the coop to keep it cool in the hot summers of Florida.
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    Gregory just wants to go into his new home!

    UPDATE: The roofing is now on and the run is completed by a high density strong plastic netting. The run was a previous garden that has a 2 ft deep chain link with the outside being reinforced with hexnetting 2 feet deep also. To triple secure it I put 2 inch hex netting and secured it 3 ft up.

    I need to install a light or a touch light *from the dollar store* for when I go in to check in on them.
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    I plan on using sand and installing it to the bottom of the coop this weekend

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