Chicken Taj Mahal!!!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by triggfamily5, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. triggfamily5

    triggfamily5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    New Coop is being built:

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    It's a 12 x 16 shed, my DH is started calling it the Chicken Taj Mahal, but now it's just the Chicken Barn. They will get either 12 x 10 or 12 x 12, and the rest will be food storage and brooder area.

    This is what they have right now:
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    This will be demolished and redone for the geese:
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    I've had chicken for over 5 years, and it's time to upgrade so their more happy and lay more eggs [​IMG]

    Anyone have pictures of the inside of this size coop? I want to maximize the space, so I am going to have the roosts over a littered dropping board and the nest boxes under that.
     
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Wow, they're going to be in heaven when they get to move into the new barn! Looks like it'll be great!
     
  3. cfdf

    cfdf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Your chickens are MOVIN ON UP. They will be H-A-P-P-Y!!! [​IMG] Super Dupper job! Can't wait to see the finished project!
     
  4. Pineywoods Peepers

    Pineywoods Peepers Certified Poultry Accruer

    Looks great. I think the girls are gonna love it!!
     
  5. wsdareme

    wsdareme Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Mine is about 12x15, and here are some pictures of how we laid it out:
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    And here is our final floor plan:
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  6. NT

    NT Out Of The Brooder

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    Trigfamily5 I would be happy living in anything if I had that view! But the new coop looks great too. Luck birds to have a great house and a great location [​IMG]
     
  7. kichohana

    kichohana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wanna live there! I want that VIEW!!! [​IMG]
     
  8. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Your chickens are going to LOVE that!

    Side note: I've been to WY a couple times. Holy cow, the wind! Anyhow, DH and I had a great laugh as we're strolling through town with our coats on (in May) and the locals were wandering around in shorts and T-shirts. [​IMG] We sure stuck out like sore thumbs!
     
  9. triggfamily5

    triggfamily5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:The wind is a major factor for building things out here..(and the snow and cold)

    Don't feel bad, I am from Virginia Beach VA and have lived out here for 9 years. I have always, and probably always will, wear long johns on my legs and an extra undershirt on until the temperature reaches over 65, with low wind on a regular basis. I don't have the tolerance for the cool/cold and wind... Heck, it's August and we were in the 70's last Saturday when we started this and I was wearing sweatpants, a sweatshirt and a jacket most of the day.. (jacket came off when the wind died down)
     
  10. triggfamily5

    triggfamily5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Mine is about 12x15, and here are some pictures of how we laid it out:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/50766_cimg2765.jpg
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/50766_cimg2766.jpg
    And here is our final floor plan:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/50766_scan0031_-_copy.jpg

    Thanks for the extra ideas [​IMG] I have all over this board trying to get the perfect set up in mind [​IMG]

    DH and I were talking last night, and we were discussing making a loft and setting up a brooding area on top so there isn't any wasted space [​IMG]
     

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