The Coop 25

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  1. FallFlightFarm
    After searching and searching, I finally decided to use the basic design supplied by Purina, and added some modifications. You can find the original plans here:
    http://poultry.purinamills.com/stellent/groups/public/documents/web_content/ecmd0007989.pdf
    Here are pics of the floor with uprights attached. I expanded the size to 4' x 8' and covered it with vinyl flooring.
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    I added windows!! Still needs a couple more coats of paint, trim, and the ROOF!
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    For now the next boxes are in the inside, I may still add them to hang out of the solid side of the coop, with an access door...we'll see.
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    After reading some suggestions about the access door being on the backside, and imagining having rain running down my back when collecting eggs, I am going to add a length of rain gutter along the backside of the roof :)
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    Once I get the roof on I will post more!!

    TA DA!! Here it is! Just need window frames and some more paint on the roof. Maybe a couple window boxes? The run will go up this weekend. It will just be for day ranging, so will not be super secure and will be able to be moved.
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    Here is the side with the pop door and ramp-the dog kennel panel is just there to help me plan out the run size. [​IMG]
    The painting is done, and the run is up! The chickens are secured in the coop after dark, so the run is really just protecting against overhead predators and not meant to keep out the tunnelers. It tookt them almost 2 days to figure out they could go out the door! They had a great time in the fresh grass today. NOW, getting them to go back UP the ramp was a different story....hopefully they will remember tomorrow! Chasing and catching chickens by moonlight is NOT my idea of fun!

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    From the side....
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    Happy chickens!!
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  1. artistazalea
    I really love this coop. Is there anything you would do differently?
  2. Compo
    Thanks for this plan. We are going to get some red boilers for the front yard to free range and this will do the trick. Cannot wait to get started.
  3. MarcoPollo
    Looks fantastic. The grass is so pretty! Soon to be scratched up :) I use netting too. It is a great way to keep out hawks.
  4. samygwin9
    I love the tweeks you made! <3
  5. Chickenfan4life
    Oh my gosh, that is such anice coop and run! Well done! Very nice work!
  6. TwoCrows
    You did a great job on the coop as well as the run. Those chain link dog runs work so well for poultry. :)
  7. JacobMaxwell
    Very nice coop and an excellent run!
  8. Kernel Cluck
    Nice Job! Great idea with the PVC pipe with the netting over the top.
  9. cluckcluckluke
    WOW, that is fantastic!!!! Well Done!!!
  10. judyki2004
    Nice & neat coop & run! Beautiful birds! (Sooner than you expect they will get use to go indoors by themselves at night)
  11. applegal
    Very nice. I love the framing and fencing for the run.
  12. LadyofChickRose
    Nice Coop! Love it!
  13. BYC Project Manager
    Congratulations, we've chosen one of your pics for the CC-POW. Thanks for posting your coop design & pictures to our "Chicken Coops" pages! You can find more info about the CC-POW here: CC-POW Process
  14. sodamancer
    what are those panels you used. I want similar for our goat yard
  15. poorartists
    Thanks this is so helpful and beautiful I think we will copy you.

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