2nd coop done (pics)

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Daycare Mom, Aug 11, 2008.

  1. Daycare Mom

    Daycare Mom Chickens, Cuddly and Delicious

    Apr 9, 2008
    Conklin, Michigan
    We finally finished the last of the painting on the second coop!
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    Nest boxes
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    We will be adding a run and attaching it to the exsisting one. Not that the chickens use it much, they usually just free range, but it is nice if we are not home.
     
  2. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very cute, they look like little red barns.
     
  3. Chicabee19

    Chicabee19 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2008
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    lovely coop!

    Please let us know how the chickens take to the nest boxes being higher. I can't really tell how tall the coop is, but I like the idea of them not being nearer the ground.

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  4. Rose's Human Hen

    Rose's Human Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i think its beautiful
    AND CUTE
     
  5. belibutn

    belibutn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love the look of the coop! if you don't mind me asking, about how much did it cost to build it?
     
  6. stacym

    stacym Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is exactly the type of coop that I was thinking of for our chickens!! What are the dimensions of your coop and how many chickens/what kind do you have?
    Also is the window plexiglass or regular?
    Sorry about all the questions but now I have something to show my husband. I have tried to explain to him what I want,but it's like the I Love Lucy show with us! [​IMG]
    I have a beautiful huge garden shed that I wanted to cut a hole in the side of and then build a coop inside the shed. Needless to say he told me "no" and then proceeded to lock up all his power equipment. LOL! Unfortunately for him he married a country girl who can run all the trucks,tractors and power equipment. Unfortunately for me, you may have noticed I did not put down woodworking skills. [​IMG]
     
  7. Daycare Mom

    Daycare Mom Chickens, Cuddly and Delicious

    Apr 9, 2008
    Conklin, Michigan
    Please let us know how the chickens take to the nest boxes being higher. I can't really tell how tall the coop is, but I like the idea of them not being nearer the ground.

    I am curious to find out too. My new chicks are only a few weeks old and the nest boxes in my other coop are not that high. The ones in the new coop are 30inches off the floor. The reason we put them up is hopefully they won't get bored in the winter and peck and eat the eggs in the boxes. There is also a door that opens behind the boxes so the little kids can get the eggs without going in the coop.​
     
  8. Daycare Mom

    Daycare Mom Chickens, Cuddly and Delicious

    Apr 9, 2008
    Conklin, Michigan
    I love the look of the coop! if you don't mind me asking, about how much did it cost to build it?

    I really wish I had kept track, we reused some of the lumber and we also used scrap from hubby's work.​
     
  9. Scrambled Egg

    Scrambled Egg Flock Mistress

    Aug 29, 2007
    Fayetteville, NC
    Cute as pie!!! Great job!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  10. Daycare Mom

    Daycare Mom Chickens, Cuddly and Delicious

    Apr 9, 2008
    Conklin, Michigan
    What are the dimensions of your coop and how many chickens/what kind do you have?

    The dimensions are smaller than what I wanted (of course) but I couldn't complain for a 2nd coop. It measures 4Wx8Lx6T

    Also is the window plexiglass or regular?

    It is glass. I bought two of the same from the house stuff junk yard. $2 each....all they needed was hinges and a little paint!​
     

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