Building our Urban Garden Coop!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by CRYROLFE, May 21, 2011.

  1. CRYROLFE

    CRYROLFE Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, we are well under way to having a chicken coop! We are building a Garden Coop and we are staining the wood and painting the trim and rafters.

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    We are located in Missouri in St. Louis City....so these will be "urban chickens" [​IMG]. We will be adding a polycarbonate roof in a smoke grey to the top of these green beams. This is supposed to block out 70% of the suns rays. The coop is under a Sycamore so it really won't get much direct sun anyway.
    I think we will be adding an outside nesting box since we have 8 chickens....to give them more space. How many do we need for that? Is two not enough?

    I also think we'll be going with sand for the run and composing the poo.

    Here's a peek at our chickies....

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  2. mikecnorthwest

    mikecnorthwest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You're coop is going to be awesome. Make sure you update the pics as you progress.
     
  3. awesomefowl

    awesomefowl Argues with Goats

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  4. PonderingChick

    PonderingChick Out Of The Brooder

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    This is my very first post. I just bought the plans for that same coop yesterday. Make sure and post lots of pictures...I need the inspiration! I am so very new to all of this and am just now figuring out where to start.

    Your coop is looking amazing so far and I love the green on your rafters!
     
  5. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    Two nesting boxes would be perfect for 8 chickens. They'll probably only use one but the option is nice.
     
  6. CRYROLFE

    CRYROLFE Out Of The Brooder

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    geekgurl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Love the green rafters! You'll enjoy the garden coop. I was very glad I went with those plans when I did mine.

    Cheers,
    Melissa
     
  8. CRYROLFE

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    Well, now hubby got the roof up and it's really starting to take shape!!! I am totally obsessed w/ designing this thing even though he's doing most of the work...[​IMG]

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  9. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    That is really beautiful! And your chicks are adorable!
     
  10. Sparkalator

    Sparkalator Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have the plans for your coop?
     

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