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Our First Coop! 12X16 run with a 4X8 coop

By TaylorChicks, Jun 7, 2013 | Updated: Jun 7, 2013 | | |
  1. TaylorChicks
    This is our very first experience with chickens and we are really enjoying them. We wanted to provide them with a large, comfortable coop and run. We just put it on the side of the shed in our backyard.

    Coop framing going up. The run itself is 12X16
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    Happy Chickens!!

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    four nest boxes with a flip lid to access eggs from outside of run
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    Inside of the coop, with a roosting ladder. We have added pine shavings for bedding in the coop.
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    4X8 coop with a ramp for chicken entry (and toddler entry, I guess!). We also added a door for human entry for cleaning. The chickens like to have it kept open so they can peek out and jump out!
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    The completed coop! The wire/fencing is buried into the ground several inches. There is a roof over 2/3 of the run and wire on the other 1/3 on top. Good thing we did the wire on top. There was a huge hawk swooping around the coop the first day the girls were in there!
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    I still need to paint and decorate the coop! We are looking forward to fall when the girls start to lay eggs for us!

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  1. chicksbunsdog
  2. MoliCoop
    Very cool. That will be our next project. Our town has a One accessory building limit so that is our shed. I love the idea of addin on to it.

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