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Almost finished w/ brooder in new coop !

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by unionwirewoman, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. unionwirewoman

    unionwirewoman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We started this 4 days ago.....simple task...but too many other things going on at the same time slowed us down . Just wanted to show some pics of our brooder/new chick home . We built it into our existing 10'x12' coop .


    Platform

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    Framed wall ( not too bad for electricians !)

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    Almost done except for leveling the doors ( wanted to get the chicks into the coop...getting too big for in the house ) and paint .


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    The brooder will be 2 seperate areas or 1 full one ...the way we designed it is to have a piece of plywood that you can slide out when needed .[​IMG]
     
  2. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    That's looking fantastic! [​IMG]

    Now I'm suffering from room (or lack thereof) envy! [​IMG]


    Dawn
     
  3. selinagil

    selinagil Chillin' With My Peeps

    Super neato idea!! That's a really great use of space! [​IMG]
     
  4. cw

    cw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks good
     
  5. pattyjean73

    pattyjean73 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh I like that Idea! I can't wait to see the finished product.
     
  6. DarkWolf

    DarkWolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very wise use of space, for sure. Way to think vertically. [​IMG]
     
  7. unionwirewoman

    unionwirewoman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well...I have to be honest....hubby thought of it....please no-one drop out of thier chairs from a heart attack !!!! I caught him awhile back looking up here....[​IMG]...then I looked into "favorites on the computer....and he has some for incubators , and eggs ! Guess I'm not the only crazy chicken lady around here ( that's what dsd calls me ) technically he'd be the crazy chicken dude , right ? He wants to hatch chicks from our chickens worse than I do ...though he won't admit it cause he's just "an old broke down cowboy " of 44 !!! Pretty decent carpenter...although I cut out all of the doorways since he put the whole sheet of plywood up instead of piecing it in ( took an hour longer ) . I'll shut up now....guess I have the chatters in me ! Thanks for all the posts...more opinions would be appreciated ![​IMG]
     
  8. morelcabin

    morelcabin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is wonderful! Great use of space!
     
  9. jrleader99

    jrleader99 Chillin' With My Peeps

    That is a great use of the vertical "wasted" space within the coop. I am thinking of doing something similar but for use as storage of extra feed and/or shavings so that it does not crowd the entryway of my shed converted coop.

    Keep the pics coming. I am waiting in anticipation to see the finished product. [​IMG]
     
  10. DarkWolf

    DarkWolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yeah, I'd had the same thing in mind for over the roost area. Just a 3' deep shelf with a netting door to keep them off the area. Storage FTW.. [​IMG]
     

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