The Recycle Club chicken coop!

This is a day by day account of how we built my chicken coop; with a section at the bottom about the occupants.
By Nats Chickens · Jan 1, 2019 ·
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  1. Nats Chickens
    This is how we built my chicken coop;
    Day 1; I sort of cleared out the shed a bit, then me and dad dug the holes for the posts to make a 2m high fence. the pen will be 12mx6m. Dad concretes 2 of the massive posts into the ground. The 2 front posts are in!
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    Day 2; We concreted 2more posts in. Now all 4 corner posts are in the ground. We are aiming for 4-6 tomorrow, as the corners are now in it will be easier. IMG_5062.JPG
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    Day 3; 4 more posts have been concreted into the ground. With a total of 12 posts, 2/3rds are in the ground.
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    Day 4; We tore down the old chicken coop, as it was in the way of the fence, dad built a new frame and attached the door to it, then attached the frame to the shed, it is cleared out, and junk is everywhere, I put an old dog bed frame in for a roost, their feeder and waterer and a nest box are also in there. along with some food bins. Lots of angry baby wasps are around too. Dad got a can of flyspray, so that is no longer an issue. This new coop will be much roomier, and stronger too. And rodent proof! [When the door is closed :p]
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    This is how far we have gotten so far.


    My flock [as of 02/01/19]

    Belle
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    age- 2 years
    breed- black sexlink
    rank- top chook

    Pip
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    age- 2 years
    breed- white sexlink
    rank- 2nd in comand

    Tinky
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    age- 2 years
    breed- white sexlink
    rank- 3rd in comand

    Jewel
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    age- 1 year and 50 weeks
    breed- black sexlink
    rank- 8th in comand

    Leaf
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    age- 7 months
    breed- brown sexlink
    rank- 4th in comand

    Nim
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    age- 7 months
    breed- brown sexlink
    rank- 5th in comand

    Sherbet
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    age- 7 months
    breed- brown sexlink
    rank- 7th in comand

    Mini
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    age- 7 months
    breed- black sexlink
    rank- 6th in comand

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  1. shelbyw
    Looks awesome so far!
  2. Drother
    Love to see your progress. I am looking at converting a tin shed too.
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    1. Nats Chickens
      I will upload more details when we get the next to corner posts in the ground today. I will also get a pic of the plans.
  3. N F C
    Off to a good start, hope you'll keep us posted on how your coop is completed!
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