Chicken coop and storage shed progress

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Engteacher, May 22, 2010.

  1. Engteacher

    Engteacher Poultry, Poetry, and Prose

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    My DH and I are sharing a shed which allows him storage and workspace for his projects and a chicken coop for me. We were able to prepare the base last fall, but waited until spring to pour the concrete and lay block for this 16X24' project. The two sides are mirror images of each other divided by a wall which will not allow for air to transfer between the two sides. You can see the course of block separating his from hers in the pictures.

    I plan on having two pens inside - one for the boys and one for the girls, at least for the time being. Eventually we'll settle on two breeds and keep them in either pen. The two runs will be off the front and back sides of the building.

    Here's what we have so far:


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  2. MeettheFlockers

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    Looks great! Can't wait to see it finished.
     
  3. chicks4kids

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    Wow nice set up! That'll be wonderful once you get exactly what you want in there! Great job!
     
  4. Engteacher

    Engteacher Poultry, Poetry, and Prose

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    I just ran out and got pictures of the doors and windows.

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    Insulation is about half done.

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    The pop door will be centered under this window and will lead out to the front run.
     
  5. ChixMama

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    That's jaw-dropping awesome!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] Can't wait to see more [​IMG]
     
  6. Engteacher

    Engteacher Poultry, Poetry, and Prose

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    My neighbors have confessed to suffering from "shed envy." We, on the other hand, are digging deeper in the wallet than we expected. I figure if we sell our eggs for, say, $100/dozen we should break even in about 10 years.

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  7. elmo

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    Don't forget about the ventilation for the chickens' part!
     
  8. Stumpy

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    Wow! That's really going to be great. It would be perfect for DH and I. [​IMG]
     
  9. Engteacher

    Engteacher Poultry, Poetry, and Prose

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    We're 95% done. Here are updated pictures:

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    Here is the inside. We'll be moving these meaties outside to a tracktor this weekend.

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    And here is our new flock. They're 10 weeks old now. We need to teach them how to roost and build them a ramp to get them up there.

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    The new project will be the chicken yard. It just never ends, does it.
     
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2010
  10. MeettheFlockers

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    That looks amazing!!! Love it~!
     

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