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Redtailranchs Chicken Coop

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  1. RedTailRanch
    These are pictures of my chicken coop in Spokane. I had never built anything like this before...so I think I did pretty good! I did all the work myself too!
    This is the before photo. It was an old shelter/feed stall for a horse. I ripped out all the "insides" so I could start with a hollow shell.
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    Emma, watching the chicks.
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    The coop will be 12'x16" when finished. I added cross supports to the floor AFTER this pic was taken.
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    I built the walls on top of a 4x4 base so that their would be room for the pine shavings.
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    This is the back side of the coop/barn. You can see it's set back inside the existing roof line. This turned out to be a great idea, and wish I had done this on the front too.
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    Added security to keep out unwanted critters.
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    Hard to see here, but there are pop out doors on bothe the front and the back walls. I figured it was good to have an "escape" route just in case!
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    Insulated the walls and ceiling for added warmth. Should have done the floor too!
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    I got the vinyl in the remnant section at Home depot.
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    Still in the brooding room in the house...the chicks are getting big and anxiously waiting for the coop to be finished!
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    The coop stood up very well to the heavy snow! You can see the "barn red" with white trim in this pic.
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    The first egg!
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  1. lwiese58
    Very nice...you did a great job! The snowy picture is especially pretty! What breed of chickens do you have? They're unusually pretty, in my opinion.
  2. lizzyb
    Good job! I am going to use the 4x4 base idea and I also plan to use the hardware cloth for screening as a security measure.

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