City Slicker coop and run

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by tlagnhoj, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. tlagnhoj

    tlagnhoj Out Of The Brooder

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    I thought I'd share my coop and run pics since I know how much I benefited from seeing others when I was starting this process. Ultimately we opted for a pre-manufactured coop for time purposes (certainly not for budget reasons [​IMG]). But the run was entirely created by us.

    Basic 2x4 construction. Carsiding and 2x12s for the shelter/shade. And a standard wooden screen door from the local hardware store. It doesn't look that big from the pics, but it's about 7x8. And the coolest part: the side closest to the house is right up against a window, so I can see them anytime I want from inside!!!! [​IMG]

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    It's their first night out in the new digs. Hope they like it.

    Oh, and I have 5 Barred Rocks. You can see two of them on the ground in front of the coop just at the mid-line 2x4. They will be 5wks old Monday.
     
  2. M.sue

    M.sue Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2011
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    Looks pretty good for a City Slicker....lol...just kidding. Your idea of having it close to the house with the window is awesome idea, very clever [​IMG]!
     
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  3. NottinghamChicks

    NottinghamChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    I love when people go against the grain and make it a point to co-habitate with animals such as chickens within city limits. Good for you for knowing what you want and doing such a great job of creating a homey, safe environment for them. Oh, and I love the window thing [​IMG]
     
  4. bryan99705

    bryan99705 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Very nice set up. [​IMG] Might want to hang a outside roost pole an throw a tarp or cover over it this winter to keep the snow out (kinda like a rain fly on a tent) this will let them enjoy that nice run year around. [​IMG]
     
  5. greenbottle27

    greenbottle27 Out Of The Brooder

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    I LOVE it!

    Best of luck to you and the flock [​IMG]
     
  6. Knock Kneed Hen

    Knock Kneed Hen California Dream'in Chickens

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    Nice digs! Makes me wish mine were closer to the house.
     
  7. flowergirl60

    flowergirl60 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 13, 2011
    Austin Tx
    That is really nice. Clever idea.[​IMG]
     
  8. krcote

    krcote Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks great! If you feel like they need more room, you could always roll the coop out, cut a hole in your run wire and drop the ramp in. Securing against the beasts of the night of course!
     

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