Coop and run, I think I'm finally finished

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Mr BrahmaRama, Jun 19, 2016.

  1. Mr BrahmaRama

    Mr BrahmaRama Out Of The Brooder

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    My Coop
    I started my coop in April 2015 and finished the main construction in about 5 weeks. This spring I added a roof over the run, a railing around the path leading to the coop and an extension to the run, also with a roof. Now that all the plants have grown in for the season I wanted to post a picture of the completed project.

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    I tried to make the Coop fit in with the natural surroundings. It's bordered in the rear by a limestone wall and surrounded by some huge trees. I think this makes it look smaller and less obtrusive.
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    There is an old cattle fence above the rock wall, in the wooded area behind the coop. I've made a 5' barrier on the left side with bird netting, and I've stapled bird netting behind the railing to keep then hens out of the part of the garden I want to keep nice. We've got them fenced in with out it appearing they are fenced in.
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    When we are home, we prop open the run door and they have free reign. The chickens themselves have become a landscape feature.
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    Thanks for viewing.
     
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2016
  2. TerryH

    TerryH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Coop
    I love it!! What an interesting and very cool design!
     

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