1st coop completed!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by pittsbirder, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. pittsbirder

    pittsbirder Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok so being this is my first coop i know its not perfect, but after about 18 hours and 250 $ this is what I got. I still have to finish the inside but other than that here goes our first chicken experience. My daughter loves the coop or as she says daddys building a chicken poop. i got these chicken at TSC easter weekend as pulletts. any idea how old they might be if their feathers are turning from fuzz to real white feathers? im guessing 2 weeks? inside im putting the pop door in a corner as to eliminate some kicking of litter out the door. and the poop board right where the barn doors open on the front. my logic is i can place food and water under there and its right up front. the nest is 12x16. i left a 2 inch gap near the roof for upper ventalation, is this too much? my neighbor helped me but changed my plan and it lead to a screw up on the front side leading to problems on the back sides but it will be all pieced together and work out ok i think. well thanks for looking. most sites warn people these hobbies are addicting and expensive, maybe we should warn newbies!!! anyway it was a blast and my little helper sure did a great job helping daddy
     
  2. HippieChick76

    HippieChick76 Blossom Backyard Farm

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    Looks good!

    I'm not too handy, so I'm trying to figure out if I should even attempt to build our coop or just buy one.
     
  3. aggiemae

    aggiemae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice coop!
     
  4. onebigglo1

    onebigglo1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Nice coop. What kind of chickens did you buy?
     
  5. nikka77

    nikka77 Out Of The Brooder

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    It looks real nice to me.
     
  6. pittsbirder

    pittsbirder Out Of The Brooder

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    they are amber link chicks...if i wasnt so handy, i would buy a shed for sure. usually homemade is cheaper or more sturdy.. for the same money i went for a much more stable unit built to last but its a lot heavier, and wont be able to be moved as easy. One thing i would have changed is have the run extend 2 feet beyond the coop so i could put the pop door on the side but now that its done. i will have to put it on the bottom. These are city chickens and as you see, neighbors are close so putn 1/2 inch walls to keep it lil quieter
     
  7. nikka77

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    Well you can add the change to the next coop. How tall is this one?
     
  8. SouthernAlberta

    SouthernAlberta Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Handy daddies ROCK! Good job.
     

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