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A-FRAME COOP

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ncgnance, Oct 26, 2007.

  1. ncgnance

    ncgnance Songster

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    This is a picture of what I came up with for a coop for our 5 week old biddies. I started with a swing set I made for my granddaughter when she was 2 years old. She is 9 now.
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    I took the slide off, added some framing for the polyurethane and plastic wiring and the door. I put the house part under the platform that was for the slide.
    Since this picture was taken I've added a drop-down top board on the front for cleaning out. The 'roof' of the house makes a real good place to put supplies like food and pine shavings.
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    And these are why I went to all this trouble. Actually, it was fun to figure out what to do next, and a whole lot easier than starting from scratch.
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    Last edited: Oct 26, 2007
  2. texaschickmama

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    Fantastic coop. You can move it around? [​IMG]
     
  3. nickki99

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    Wow that is nice. Bet they enjoy it.
     
  4. ncgnance

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    Thanks!! Sadly, no, it can't be moved. I probably will just be using it as a "halfway house" for biddies, or maybe if I have to isolate a hurt or sick chicken. And yes, the biddies LOVE it. They had been in a box in the house, and if a chicken can show pure happiness, they did when I put them in the pen. FREEDOM!!! Now, if anyone has any ideas as to how I COULD make the coop movable, I'd love to. My other coops are on runners, but it takes a tractor to move them.
     
  5. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member 11 Years

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    You said that you were wondering what to do next. I was thinking, maybe add some removeable panels to enclose more of it when its cold or rainy.
    Really nice job, Karen
     

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