Broke ground On coop # 2.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by 7L Farm, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My first coop is great. But my roost in # 1 is funky can you guy's post some pics. I wanna have a great roost for my next flock.After all they spend alot of time there. My new coop will be 10 ' x 10' I'm gonna add 20 more hen's no roo. Customers want infertile eggs. I'll have both fertile & non fertile eggs. Also, the new coop will be three sided with a 100 foot run. I'm in Texas so its hot Not cold. Thank's 7L
     
  2. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    Congrats on breaking ground.

    I like to use 2x4 as roosts with the 4inch part being the part the bird sits on.
     
  3. bills

    bills Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used a longer solid tree branch, that I stripped the bark off. (No bark makes for easier cleaning). The hens get a real good grip on this, and seem to balance with no problem. The branch is about 2.5-3" in diameter. Price was right..lol;)
     
  4. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's the progress thus far. The measurements are 10' X 20'.. Its gonna be three sided the door will be added to the run. Any suggestions would be considered & greatly appreciated. I'm trying to do it right the first time.[​IMG]
     
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  5. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Another picture!![​IMG]
     
  6. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

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    looking good so far!!! (smile)
     
  7. birdman123

    birdman123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    very nice
     
  8. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any suggestions on the roost. I'll probably build it tomorrow. I'll be using 2X4's for constructing the roost. Against, the back window a frame or what?
     
  9. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I keep bumping this cause DDawn has a three sided coop in temps similar to mine. She suggested a three sided coop & I need to build a good roost.
     
  10. Jferlisi

    Jferlisi i dont eat chicken!!!!

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    I like the wood 2x4 idea and for a idea of how to set it up i would put it a the back of the coop and make it kinda like this _l_l_ Kinda like that so the will all be the same lvl. Thats how mine is right now and its the best idea sofar i have come up with. I would put it right at the 2x4 there on the right side. If you want i can post a pic of what mine looks like.
     

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