Big run and coop build

ZephyrCoveFarms

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Might wait until after dark and grab them and put them in the coop.
I will do that on days off Wednesday so I can be around the following day. My schedule is crazy. I know they are more docile at night. A few love me but most tolerate me but don’t like me messing with them much. I have about 6-7 that let me pet them and two that always fly up on my shoulder when I’m watering them.
 

ZephyrCoveFarms

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I love the shade trees and the vents at the bottom of the coop.
Thank you! It was a design I came up with as I went that worked out well so far. The oak trees are in the perfect spot for the coop and run. The hens get sunshine in the front if they want it and plenty of shade too. The vent side faces due south so it invites a nice breeze through the coop most of the time. Right now is the hottest part of the year here and the coop stays under 80 degrees even on hundred degree days.
 

ZephyrCoveFarms

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I like your set up! I look forward to seeing it finished!
The girls are using it already and laying nine eggs a day so far. I need to finish the metal roof on the nest boxes, a few trim pieces then paint three sides. It’s really close!
I have to wait for a little cooler weather to put all the hens in the coop and keep them closed in there for about a week so they will learn to roost in it. They got used to roosting on the cedar post above their temporary a frame I built in the pen. I may have to just remove the a frame and cedar posts for a while until they get trained to roost inside! 4144E59E-BAD6-45C4-85AC-BD7B93F717B8.jpeg 466765EB-CD38-4859-925F-38FFD532DA97.jpeg 51CC99E6-E732-408D-AAA6-756F78D2E1B2.jpeg D7B0DFF1-A22E-4881-80BE-EFF8F79D8CEF.jpeg 387EA1A7-C5C5-4CA3-8514-E0A38E54EFF1.jpeg B4821393-0C41-4B21-807D-4842A19FA876.jpeg D919CE84-84C9-40A5-8FD9-43E8DEAFCE9F.jpeg 794E1EAE-C4E0-4DA9-B14F-D721E3917FC9.jpeg CBE2C7AB-AC3A-442E-91D4-CA5A1DF86371.jpeg
 

Mmanist

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My Coop
The girls are using it already and laying nine eggs a day so far. I need to finish the metal roof on the nest boxes, a few trim pieces then paint three sides. It’s really close!
I have to wait for a little cooler weather to put all the hens in the coop and keep them closed in there for about a week so they will learn to roost in it. They got used to roosting on the cedar post above their temporary a frame I built in the pen. I may have to just remove the a frame and cedar posts for a while until they get trained to roost inside! View attachment 2338599 View attachment 2338600 View attachment 2338601 View attachment 2338602 View attachment 2338603 View attachment 2338605 View attachment 2338606 View attachment 2338607 View attachment 2338608
I started to see that as I kept reading! I'll be building a new coop next year. Attached to my fenced in area for my dogs. Mine won't be a covered run though. My flock is a "hope you don't get eaten" free ranged bunch lol we have a horrible coyote problem. But they are locked into a secure coop at night. We will probably do a 8 x 12 coop, for 25 chickens. But I may make my husband do it longer and add a feed room and brooder. Id love to have place to raise my chicks in the coop, other than the basement. Do you know what you have in material for your coop, cost wise?
 

ZephyrCoveFarms

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I started to see that as I kept reading! I'll be building a new coop next year. Attached to my fenced in area for my dogs. Mine won't be a covered run though. My flock is a "hope you don't get eaten" free ranged bunch lol we have a horrible coyote problem. But they are locked into a secure coop at night. We will probably do a 8 x 12 coop, for 25 chickens. But I may make my husband do it longer and add a feed room and brooder. Id love to have place to raise my chicks in the coop, other than the basement. Do you know what you have in material for your coop, cost wise?
Around $3k because I used the best materials and all deck/exterior screws...no nails. Around $1200 for the run.
 

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