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 · ·
  1. Nats Chickens
    This is how we built my chicken coop;
    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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    We concreted 2 more 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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    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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    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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    We concreted in the rest of the posts, burying them about 1/2 a meter underground. Dad built a gate the same way he built the door of the chicken coop, same sort of design. Rectangle, with a cross beam. It latches pretty well and is made of 2 pieces that meet in the middle. The wire is to be cut and meshed all around the coop.
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    My flock [as of 02/01/19]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  1. KLIL
    "Great Idea!"
    5/5, 5 out of 5, reviewed Jan 27, 2019
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  2. MROO
    "Great Start ... We'll be watching the progress!"
    5/5, 5 out of 5, reviewed Jan 2, 2019
    If you can document the rest of this build as well as you started out, we're all in for a treat! Please keep us posted.
  3. Butterscotchbitesfinger
    "I love it"
    5/5, 5 out of 5, reviewed Jan 1, 2019
    i love it :)
    I was going to turn the cubby house into a coop but Mum was worried that their poo would seep through the concrete and into our water. :p
    Great job, this is one of the longest reviews I’ve ever written Lol congratulations I hope your coop works out for you and that your chickens are safe. ;)
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  1. shelbyw
    Looks awesome so far!
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  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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