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After 6 days of hard labor... coop, run, AND tractor are done!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by brandislee, May 9, 2011.

  1. brandislee

    brandislee Songster

    Feb 15, 2011
    Southern Minnesota
    So I'm just showing off. No, I didn't build a coop during those six days, and most of the retro work on it was done before (added a window, built the brooder, put in next boxes and ventilation...), but I did finally put in the pop door. So that counts:)

    Here's the inside of the coop several weeks ago, before I put in the nest boxes but otherwise done:

    Here's the run- it's really big, about 30x30 for my 18 birds. I'm glad I made it so big, though- even though it's like 4 times as big as recommended by some for that many chickens, I have the space and can't imagine them in less.

    And, ready for the ghetto-ness? Here's the tractor for my meaties. The plan for this changed like fifty times because I didn't know much about what meaties needed when I started (first I was going to just house them with the ladies, then I was going to build them a second coop and run, then I learned that meaties thrive on about 2sq ft per bird in a tractor thanks to BYC!). And in the end frugality definitely played a part, as everything I used other than the hardware cloth (and the plastic doghouse I decided to add last minute as a place to sleep and get out of the weather) was stuff we had just lying around.


  2. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    Very nice! [​IMG]

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