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Built addition onto Coop...what do you think?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by chickenlickin8, Mar 4, 2012.

  1. chickenlickin8

    chickenlickin8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wanted my girls to have more room so I had my handy DH build what I call a "porch" so they will be able to scratch in the dirt and feel like they are more outside. It's small but I think this will do the trick. I'm going to add a mix of good dirt in there.

    In our backyard, we had originally remodel the garden shed 12 ft L X 4 ft W as a coop/run. It has a concrete floor with 2" pine shavings and I've wanted to give the chickens a chance to scratch in the dirt like chickens love to do.

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    More pics to come.....putting finishing touches on and adding a good mix of rich dirt for them.
     
  2. Frost Homestead

    Frost Homestead eggmonger

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    [​IMG] looks great!
     
  3. NajmoNests

    NajmoNests Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aw... Your coop & "play area" is neat, tidy and eye candy. [​IMG]
     
  4. slabcrappy

    slabcrappy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very, very nice!! Great job.
     
  5. chickenlickin8

    chickenlickin8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks so much everyone!

    Najmo, I like that...it is a "play area" for them [​IMG]
     
  6. chickenlickin8

    chickenlickin8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Follow up: Here is the finished product.....our 3 week old chicks are enjoying it already! It's so cute to see them dust bathe! We filled it with 3 bags of rich Top Soil. They love it!

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  7. mcjessen

    mcjessen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome! Great job!
     

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