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Cement Coop slowly developing

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by dixygirl, May 23, 2008.

  1. dixygirl

    dixygirl Songster

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    The development of my new chicken coop.

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    Step 1

    Existing cement block storage shed rarely used.

    Paint, plants,mulch



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    Step 2

    Drylock Waterproofing paint on walls and floor

    Pine Shavings bedding on floor





    (Roosts, nestbox to follow.)

    to be continued
     
  2. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

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    That is a very interesting chicken coop. I can't wait to see more pictures as you get more done.
     
  3. USMCSGT

    USMCSGT In the Brooder

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    It will be easy to heat and cool, and you won't have to worry about drafts. Pretty cool:D
    Keep us posted
     
  4. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Crowing Premium Member

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    I'd like to see any predator get into that! [​IMG] That is a true Fort Knox coop, I believe. [​IMG]
     
  5. dixygirl

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    Fort Knox coop [​IMG]
    Now if they would please just start laying GOLDEN eggs we will really be in business [​IMG]
     
  6. NoSpringChick

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    I really like that! Very creative!
     
  7. SterlingAcres

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    That's cool! Are you going to knock a hole out above ground or just open the door for them?
     
  8. dixygirl

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    There is a square vent opening up on each side wall ... about the size of a doggie door!
    Similar to this
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    Theoretically i could make one the door to collect eggs on one side and the other the door to go outside.

    I think i will just let them out though at first. Maybe later on i will upgrade it. [​IMG]

    I am getting exhausted thinking about all that would be involved in that.. I think i will take it bit by bit. For now i will just nail a 2x4 across the back for a roost and build a box for a nest. Once I really think about it and get some more energy I will probably do the upgrades. I don't have any help really, you see. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: May 23, 2008
  9. Stumpy

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    Great coop! It should be highly predator-proof.
     
  10. tnkinhunting

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    I like your coop and wish I had one like it - great possibilities.
     

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