Nts Chicken Coop

By NT, Jan 11, 2012 | | |
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    Cali Coop
    This is my coop. It is made from mostly recycled materials. I live in suburban Southern CA so I do not need to worry much about weather or animals. I am a fort builder not a carpenter (yes, I know the rafters are supposed to be the other way but I chose to do it that way instead) and I have had a lot of fun finding creative ways to make the most of the materials that I have. The floor/foundation is actually an old treehouse roof from Craig's list that I tore the shingles off of. The siding is my neighbor's old fence as well as more old fence thanks to the "free stuff" section of Criag's list. I had to buy the studs, hardware, corrugated fiberglass for the roof and wire for the run and windows. The basic design is based on the coop we had when I was growing up, but this is a smaller (cuter) version. I have six hens: Oreo (barred rock) Henny Penny (rhode island red) Chipmunk and Loretta (ee's) Sunny and Chicken Little (buff orpingtons)
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    The front door. The nesting boxes are just inside to the right to make for easy egg collecting.
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    The whole thing and DH in the background :) There is also a raised garden bed behind the run. I plan on adding more and making the whole area around the coop a veggie garden with raised cedar beds and mulch paths.
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    The run
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    Inside
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    Oreo in the door.
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    DD watching the chickens

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    My three little peeps on a very hot day during the early stages of construction.
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    Front door. It came out a little crooked but it still works you just have to lift and kick it a little to get it to close tight [​IMG]
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  1. lwiese58
    Just gotta say this is super cute!!

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