2 new weekend coops

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by cowdogcadillac, Oct 7, 2010.

  1. cowdogcadillac

    cowdogcadillac Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The covert coop I made for small birds or turkey babies. Inexpensive and easy. Furring strips an old jute rug to give a dark corner to and keep the North wind and sprinklers off the birds.I love it when I see innovative coops on here and it inspired me to see what I could do on the cheep and with items in the garage already[​IMG][​IMG] And then I made the red bard coop to replace an old dark corner coop. It has 63 bucks into it,a drawbridge like ladder system and was easy to make.
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    All bungee hinges since I had a spool lying around and I don't deal with raccoons here, and I separated the nest box area from the rest inside with shade cloth since it gets so hot in Florida they get a little more air flow.
     
  2. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where could you possibly be that you don't have to worry about dealing with raccoons? They're everywhere...
     
  3. Buff Hooligans

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    Beautiful coop and setup! You're doing chickenwire (not hardware cloth) because racoons can't get to it?
     
  4. cowdogcadillac

    cowdogcadillac Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I keep 2 traps baited full time and only seem to catch possums. Coons haven't found me in 3 years.
     
  5. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I hope your luck holds! A raccoon could get through that chickenwire in a few seconds. Whatever you're putting in your traps it would need to be more appetizing to a raccoon than a fresh chicken dinner.
     
  6. Rivers

    Rivers Out Of The Brooder

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    Can I ask how you joined the horizontals to the verticals?
     
  7. cowdogcadillac

    cowdogcadillac Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I wrapped the whole coop in wire and cut it away from where I didn't need it. No Raccoons in the neighborhood so far. Guess I'm just lucky. Up the road where I have my big pen with chickens and turkeys is another story. For 6 months it was like a feeding station till I trapped and electrified the varmints into submission.I could always run a hot wire here if the situation ever calls for it. The traps have marshmallows in them and the Raccoons always seem to have a sweet tooth over chicken
     
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    i would think wire would be better i didnt think they could chew though it as easy as the plastic
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  9. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    Nice Job!

    Love your ID name too!!
     

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