first coop

  1. Almost finished with my first coop.

    Almost finished with my first coop.

    Thinkso I made a 4x4 base with center brace. Used 2" screws and countersink bit. Screw 1x4s from the old playhouse and pallet planks to like the floor. Used 2x4 in each corner to make 4 ft tall, made a frame around the top of that. Took the planks off the old roof and cut a sheet of plywood in...
  2. My First Chicken Coop/Run and How I'm Building a Better, Bigger Coop for New Baby Chick Arrival

    My First Chicken Coop/Run and How I'm Building a Better, Bigger Coop for New Baby Chick Arrival

    I got the chicks before the eggs! This will be my second year of raising chicks. I got five 2 week old chicks from TSC last year on a whim - no supplies yet except the pine flake, feeder, waterer, and feed I got the same day. Put them all in a big cardboard box on the porch (one of them died...
  3. StephanieRose44

    First Chicken Coop coming Thursday!!

    My 12 chicks are all between 6-8 wks old and have been staying in a makeshift coop that I built out of an extra large dog cage, but after looking at every single coop I think they make on the internet I finally ordered one and it will be here on Tuesday. I know that everyone says the best way to...
  4. Coop Patriot

    Coop Patriot

    Finally finished the brooder. Not perfect but pretty sure it'll work. Chicks arrive this week, getting excited. Will be starting on hoop coop this weekend. Hopefully the weather holds out. Update 1: Got started today on building a forever home for the new flock. The hoop is framed and most of...
  5. WestoftheRest

    First brooder and coop builds.

    As I continue to wait for one of our nanny goats to kid out I figured I would share some pics of my brooder set up as well as the progress of my first coop. There will be hardware cloth from the roofline down to the top of the siding on two walls (approximately 3.5” X 10’) Do you guys think...
  6. SeanClark5879

    Starting my FIRST flock! Coop design musts?!

    So I know that the coop should be at least 4 square feet per chicken and the run 10 square feet per chicken, but I have some questions. So I live in town and I'm planning on getting 6-10 hens and possible a bantam rooster (if my husband is okay with the rooster), so I'm basically planning for 7...
  7. John and Tiffany

    About to start the first coop

    We are getting close to starting our first coop. I wanted to describe our situation and get your feedback on anything I might be missing. We live in Knoxville, tn city limits. We can have 6 chickens. Of the 6 they all have to be hens. We are planning to order 3 golden comets and 3 light...
  8. What about Bob?

    What about Bob?

    To start, this is our first year with chickens. The beginning of this summer we moved out of town to our countryside home, something we’ve been wanting for the last 10 years. So all summer long has been moving in and updating the house and barn in some order of priorities. Let's focus on the...
  9. Pictures of me building my first chicken coop

    Pictures of me building my first chicken coop

    I took a lot of pictures when I built this coop, but never shared them with anyone. Here they are! This one might be confising... This is the nesting box door. I insulated it with 2 inch foam. I put skids on it. This step was one of the first ones, but I...
  10. AuntChickie

    First coop built.. suggestions?

    New-ish to chickens. I helped my friend build a new pre-fab coop today. We set it on pavers to keep it off the ground. We have 1/2" hardware cloth to add an apron, but storms kept us from adding it today. Thoughts on stapling hw cloth to 1x4s and framing around the bottom? Leaving coop...
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