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Built a 10x12' coop from scratch

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by cjstanman, Nov 28, 2010.

  1. cjstanman

    cjstanman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, we are officially nuts, ha ha! I finally gathered pics and details and posted them on my page. (Didn't want to post the whole thing twice, figured I would just post the link to my page.)

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=11401-coop-design

    Note: I'm trying to go back and add details as I remember and am having a couple of glitches with the page. But for the most part it's there. :p Also, in case you're wondering, we've got 2 Barred Rocks, 1 Easter Egger (black chicken of unknown origin who lays green eggs), 10 Delawares, 1 turkey neck chicken, 1 blue laced red Wyandotte, 1 light Brahma and 1 Plymouth Rock.
     
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  2. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

    Jun 11, 2009
    Ct.
    wow!!! fantastic!!!! [​IMG]
     
  3. kcsunshine

    kcsunshine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Really nice - send Hubby on down to me!
     
  4. mom2to

    mom2to Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] AWESOME! great job
     
  5. Liamm_1

    Liamm_1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nice building. Hope it doesn't rain much where you live [​IMG]
     
  6. midget_farms

    midget_farms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    Dunlap Illinois
    That is really good - I built my 8x10 this past spring. It was not nearly as nice as yours!

    The only advice I would give is on the pop door. If it doesn't close & lock raccoons & other night critters will find their way in & gobble up your birds. Trust me I learned this the hard way.

    Since you have already made such a large investment - a little more might be worth looking into. I added an automatic door to mine. I love it - I can keep the darn rooster locked up in the morning until everyone is awake & I don't have to go out after dark to close it up.

    I have not lost a chicken since I installed the door!
     
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  7. cjstanman

    cjstanman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, everyone! Liamm_1, what do you see that we should be aware of regarding rain? I forgot to mention in the post that we are almost done putting up gutters. [​IMG]
     
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  8. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Great job! Hubby gets high marks. Thanks for the Home Depot info.......Pop
     
  9. EMAW

    EMAW Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations on a job well done.
     
  10. Cargo

    Cargo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Good work!
     

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