Built our first coop....with pictures!!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Urban Rustic, Jun 5, 2012.

  1. Urban Rustic

    Urban Rustic In the Brooder

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    Hi! I'm new to BYC and this is only my second thread, but I wanted to share pictures of our coop. :) We live in WV (for understanding climate here). We currently have 6 chickens but will be taking on 2 more at some point, I hope. The coop is almost 7'x4' and will have an attached and completely enclosed run that will be 150sqft. I read lots and lots here on BYC before we started building and I think I did all my math right have sufficient space for everyone. Check it out!!

    Getting started with our pallet floor base and 4x4 support legs:
    http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s304/nurse_reedle/IMAG1128.jpg

    Solid flooring and first wall is up!
    http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s304/nurse_reedle/IMAG1132.jpg

    Three walls....the short wall in the back will have the chicken door into the run (enclosed under the deck) and the left hand wall will have the nest boxes off of them:
    http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s304/nurse_reedle/IMAG1138.jpg

    Nest boxes and clean out door on:
    http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s304/nurse_reedle/IMAG1139.jpg

    The roof is on and getting the inside painted with semi-gloss latex paint for easier clean up:
    http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s304/nurse_reedle/IMAG1191.jpg

    Adding removable linoleum to the floor and the nest box so we can pull it out, hose it down and sun it a couple of times a year:
    http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s304/nurse_reedle/IMAG1199.jpg

    Removable roost that is 36"x24"x24" high:
    http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s304/nurse_reedle/IMAG1200.jpg

    Ready for occupancy!
    http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s304/nurse_reedle/IMAG1202.jpg

    And the girls head in to check it all out:
    http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s304/nurse_reedle/IMAG1205.jpg

    On the roost for the first time:
    http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s304/nurse_reedle/IMAG1208.jpg

    Looking down from the deck into the coop:
    http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s304/nurse_reedle/IMAG1209.jpg

    We have glass for the windows that we will be framing and hinging and we need to stain the outside....but other than that, we are done! The girls have their new home now. :)

    And our girls are: The 3 Partridge Rocks~ Barbara, Fargo and Tillie and The 3 Black Australorps: Georgia, Helen, and Jade Percival Egg-cent (my little boy named her...LOL) <3
     
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  2. sodamancer

    sodamancer In the Brooder

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    PNW
    your links are not working
     
  3. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Songster

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    None of your pics will show up and I wanna see...
     
  4. Urban Rustic

    Urban Rustic In the Brooder

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    Oh...hmmmm....how do I fix that? Let me see what I can do....just a sec....
     
  5. Urban Rustic

    Urban Rustic In the Brooder

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    Figured it out and fixing it....give me a sec...
     
  6. Urban Rustic

    Urban Rustic In the Brooder

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    Should all be working now! :) Sorry about that!
     
  7. Urban Rustic

    Urban Rustic In the Brooder

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    Can someone let me know for sure if they are working or not? Thanks!
     
  8. JDMcK03

    JDMcK03 In the Brooder

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    working for me :)
     
  9. sodamancer

    sodamancer In the Brooder

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    Oh i love this how great.
     
  10. BeulahBreezes

    BeulahBreezes Songster

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    Very nice! Great use of space!
    Welcome to BYC's...I am relatively new to chickens too.......so far, so good!!!! (lol!) ~Beulah
     

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