A pic of mine...

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by MikeEyre, Nov 7, 2009.

  1. MikeEyre

    MikeEyre New Egg

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    Figured while I was on here uploading some other photo's, I might as well post a pic of mine as well. It's since grown a set of pneumatic tires in the back so I can move it about easier. Silly me to think I'd be able to drag this thing around the yard by hand with no wheels. It weights over 200lbs, I'd imagine, by the time I finished putting doo-dads and etc onto it. Has one nest box for 5 birds and a couple roost bars inside. Has a light bulb in there as well, all wired up, but haven't been using it. In this pic, you can see the vent along the top ridge and the big door on the side for cleaning and such, but you can't see the window on the opposite side of the big door and the small egg collection door to the rear of this thing.

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  2. cposz

    cposz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lovely! What are the dimensions?
     
  3. chickeydee

    chickeydee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very nice .What does the inside look like ? How many chickens do you have for that coop? You did a great job!
     
  4. dftkarin

    dftkarin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is fantastic!! Do you have pictures of the construction process and insides?? I would love to see more! Very attractive and efficient-looking!
     
  5. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] NICE!
     
  6. AtomicPenguin

    AtomicPenguin Out Of The Brooder

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    Nice looking coop!
     
  7. MikeEyre

    MikeEyre New Egg

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    Oh, ok! Here's a few more pics. I thought I took more than this during the build, but I guess I didn't. I could take some more of the thing as it stands today if anyone wanted to see somethign not pictured here. But, here's a shot of the frme when it was going up:

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    Here's a pic of the double paned "window" from the inside looking out.. if you could actually see out in this photo. The window is actually a double paned unit that I made myself out of plexiglass plastic, cause I didn't want to spend the big money on an actual glass window, and had some plexi hanging around. I just routered a 1/2 relief into the wall of the coop and cut the plexi just big enough to fit into it. There's about a 3/8's air gap between the panes. the window panes are then held in by furring strips of wood along the outside edge.. just in case I had to ever replace one of them..

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    And finally, a pic of the roost bars from the back of the cop area looking out the chicken access door. The door itself is just a simple slider affair on a rope.. pretty standard stuff, an idea I stole from someone else's coop plans, I'm sure.

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    Otherwise, the whole coop would sit on a 4x8 footprint as it stands, square area wise. 8 foot long runners on the bottom, ans it's 4 feet wide. The box on the top is 4 feet wide, three feet deep and 3.5 tall at the back, sloping upwards to 4.5 tall at the top. It's got a tar paper roof covered with shingles. Aluminum flashing for the drip edges I just bent by hand. It's got some scrap 1/2" insulation in there too, but it doesn't quite cover the entire area of the insides. Painted up Barn Red from Tractor Supply, it even looks pretty decent!

    Oh yeah, and the wheels I mentioned last..

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    I think it's good sized for up to 6 hens.. but like I said, I only keep 5 in there and they're very happy with it. Never a fight has been seen. If you need pics of something not shown, give me a shout..
     

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