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8x8' Coop almost Done!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Nicole A., Feb 11, 2018.

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  1. Nicole A.

    Nicole A. Chirping

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    Hi,

    I've been working on getting my coop setup for a while and I wanted to share a few pictures. Still no chickens, but I was thinking of using the mama heating pad setup so I can raise them in the coop.

    A few of these pictures are before I added the pine shavings. I also have a black bin that I plan to use as a dust bath area. I still need to set up nest boxes on the lower shelf, and feeders, but I feel like I'm pretty close to complete.

    I still need to predator proof the run area but it's been a little too cold for digging. (Reno, NV)

    I don't have any experience with chickens so this setup is purely from research on the this forum and other online suggestions. If anyone has suggestions for anything else I might be missing please feel free!

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  2. chickencheeper

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    Wow! What a stunning coop! It looks lovely! Those chickens are going to have fun tearing that apart!lol
     
  3. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Crossing the Road 5 Years

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    Excellent job. How many s.f. of ventilation? How many birds are you planning to have?
     
  4. Nicole A.

    Nicole A. Chirping

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    Yes, I have a feeling it won't stay that clean for long.:)
     
  5. Nicole A.

    Nicole A. Chirping

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    I have 4 2'x2' windows, 1'x1' vent and 14"x7" vent. Plus the chicken door that is 9"x12" open during the day. It also a very dry windy area.

    I'm planning on no more than 8-10 birds. The run is 10'x10'. I will probably start with just a few though and go from there.
     
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  6. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Crossing the Road 5 Years

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    Excellent. Kudos to you for understanding that good flock management starts with providing adequate housing: space, ventilation and good natural lighting. Best post of the day!!!
     
  7. Eilsel

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    Beautiful coop! You will have some very happy chickens I imagine. I can’t tell from the picture, is the run covered at all?
     
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    It's not covered yet, but I plan to set it up next weekend. The run is actually a "Retriever Dog Kennel" that I'm using as a chicken run. I got the roof that comes with it but I haven't had a chance to set it up yet. I also have to predator proof the bottom area so I won't have anything digging under the fence.
     
  9. Nicole A.

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    Thanks for the compliment! I really appreciate it. It means I must be going in the right direction.:)
     
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  10. Plip

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    That's an amazing coop, Nicole! I know some people who would consider that an upgrade!
     
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