this is the growing pen for my babies next to the Love Shack
I have 2 ramps and doors 1 on each side
2 doors to check on them and for clean out
oh I think I can do it! trying out the ramp
vent all around top back
small roost for now
piece of drift wood because it makes them feel bigger LOL
my baby frizzle he's the boss ( my favorite)
the gang just hanging out
we also have 2 windows on each end with screen on outside. It's abot 4' by 8'. and 2 windows in front on top.
thought we only needed one coop but somebody went and got some more babies and I needed another coop.
sand is coming today to put in the run before the rain comes.
Describe 'The Love Shack' here
Well we decided to get chickens this year so we got all our baby chicks and had the plans for our coop knowing we had about 6 weeks to get it finished. What we didn't know is that we would have over 100 degree weather for 2 months so we were really crunched for time. The chicks are growing and it's to hot to work outside.
Finally some 90 degree weather and in 4 days we have a coop. Most the lumber came from stacks of extra in the barn. We converted horse stalls into 2 coops. One for hubbies turkeys and my laying hens and one for a growing pen. Only thing we had to buy was a roll of linoleum from Lowes $49.95 and 6 panels of wall sheeting Hoods $11.95 each and a roll of wire to cover outside of windows $22.00. The door was my grama's from her porch I remember it when I was little (always got in trouble for slamming it LOL) it also has a screen insert to pop in for those really hot days. My dad had a couple old windows in his barn. The neighbor gave us some tin for the roof. Didn't take pics building because it was too hot and I'm a wimp when it comes to heat! My grandaughter picked out the colors and believe me we had to paint everything. I love it and the chickens do to. It is varmit proof I inspected every inch. If the coons are coming they better bring a toolbox because it's not gonna be easy getting in. Oh the big coop is about 8' x 10' and growing coop is about 4' x 8'.
P.S. Anybody ever said to their hubby "do you really need all this stuff in the barn can't we get rid of it"? Well don't that's what built my coop. Ok well here's my pics
screen on outside so I can keep windows open for breeze
my grama's door
oh yes the nesting boxes had to be purple too!
another window up high for ventalation
the roosts. underneath a trap door for clean out
put down linoleum trimmed around edges of floor. using pine shavings and just sweep them out trap door
here's the front with the nesting boxes recessed to give more room inside
here's the trap cleanout door
the other side with another window with screen on outside
outside of trap door bye bye poo poo
gotta have a light
window with screen
recessed nesting boxes
pine shavings over linoleum
putting sand in the run will be doin that today before the rain
well this is our coop and growing pen coop thanks to my hubby and hard work and my change of plans and oh look at this picture can we do this! it is done. Now to decorate!