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My pretty coop with lots of design ideas from yall!

By biteme2134, Jul 23, 2013 | Updated: Jul 31, 2014 | | |
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    This is the finished product! - I have a watering nipple system in the closest left corner of the run in this pic now. I have a 2 gallon bucket hanging with a pvc pipe coming out of the top so I can just stick the hose in and fill it up!
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    I made the run detachable... I figure if I want to move it or have issues this is the easiest way to get inside of anything

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    I filled the inside here with sand! Pine shavings in the nesting boxes (there are 4 nesting boxes on the left). I ran a board across the bottom of where the door meets the floor of the coop (not in this pic) so the sand would stay inside.

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    This shows the boxes better. Sorry about the mess! Was putting the walls up this day. I framed it in my garage and finished it outside. The boxes are 1 foot wide by 1 foot tall by 1 foot deep. That seemed to be everyone's consensus online of the best size.

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    I let them out with the door on the bottom. The big door is for cleaning.

    I loved all the ideas so I thought it best to give this site some props. I never found a real plan so I just winged it as I went. All in all i'm happy with how it turned out. Our 3 hens are happy. :)

    The coop inside is about 4x4 feet plus 1 foot nesting boxes. The coop is about 27 inches off the ground and has an 8 foot run counting the 4 feet of under coop area. This was built mid summer of 2013 a good hour south of Atlanta GA

    - Edit - Now it's almost the end of summer 2014 and everything has changed! We went from 3 hens to 17 birds! Here's how I made it work -
    Our coop - we went from 4 chickens to 17! I had to take our original smaller coop (yellow one) and attach a bigger one to it (blue one). I made a pass through door to connect them and expanded the run a ton! I have 9 gallons of water available with chicken nipples and two two gallon bucket gravity feeders underneath for feed. Sand inside the coop works great!

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  1. Whittni
    I like it too!
  2. familypendragon
  3. biteme2134
  4. Kenc
    Very nice!

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