1. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    I asked DH to build me this coop for my birthday in March: He started on it already. This is not my pic, it's a pic of the coop I want. Oh yea, this will be for my silkies [​IMG] The thing is 8 feet long and 4 foot deep. I think the coop is 5 feet wide.

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  2. grandmaof5

    grandmaof5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very, very nice!
     
  3. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    That is VERY cute!! So tidy looking... [​IMG] I'm sure you've already considered this, but I would use different (more secure) latches than in the pic.
     
  4. Slywoody

    Slywoody Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Sweet!!!!!!!11 [​IMG]
     
  5. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Quote:It probably will as my DH builds things that you could roll down a hill and not ruin!
     
  6. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    The frame is done. I can't lift it anymore [​IMG]
     
  7. sianara

    sianara Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think the coop is adorable but keep in mind if the silkies are already grown, they might not be able to master the idea of climbing the ramp to get inside and thus end up staying outside all the time.

    I just wanted to give you a heads up so you can think ahead as to how you could change somethings if this happens. This is sadly one of the reasons I got rid of my silkies. I loved their personalities but it was just too much work climbing into their run and putting them to bed every night (especially on rainy, icy or snowy nights).
     
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  8. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Sianara, thanks for the heads up. But my silkies have been climbing ramps for 2 years now. The one they have on the present coop is higher than that. But the ramp is 7 feet long. Thanks again.

    And the door latches will be sturdy and locking, those things on the picture look like they might slip down on their own.
     
  9. sianara

    sianara Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Lucky you! If mine could have figured it out I would have kept them. The rooster Charles was the sweetest rooster I've ever had!
     
  10. chicks4kids

    chicks4kids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pictures! Pictures! We need progression pictures!!!! [​IMG]
     

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