Coop and run just finished

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Crazy For Color, May 31, 2016.

  1. Crazy For Color

    Crazy For Color Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been around chickens while spending time on my Aunts farm but never have owned them. I think choosing the location was harder than building it! LOL! Our first thought was farthest away from the house because of peoples opinions of them being stinky. Our property backs up to woods and for obvious reasons, that made us nervous! After choosing 4 locations, we finally decided on having them close to the house where they would be safest. We attached it to the mud room and inserted the side of the coop that has the nesting boxes right through a window we had closed off some time ago so when the snow falls, I won't have to keep a path shoveled! I'll be able to walk out into the mud room in my slippers and collect eggs [​IMG] My goal was to build them a safe, comfortable place, while giving them free range time as much as possible while we are outside with them.

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  2. valerie5425

    valerie5425 Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow! That is huge. Lucky chicks.

    I also finished my coop and run this weekend. Designed and built all by myself. Feeder and watered are ready for my 4 girls to move in this weekend. I will confine the to the coop itself for a week before I give them access to the run.
     
  3. dindonuffin

    dindonuffin Out Of The Brooder

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    Nice job!! [​IMG]
     
  4. BruceAZ

    BruceAZ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i'm curious to know that's the final number after everything ?

    something like this is way out of my budget..[​IMG]
     
  5. Crazy For Color

    Crazy For Color Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! It's 8x8, so not awfully big but definitely enough room for them to be happy, I think. I wanted to confine them to the coop for a bit to but I was afraid it was to small for that. They had been spending time outside everyday for almost a week before we moved them and seem to be doing fine with the adjustment. Last night was only their second night in their new home and I have to pick them up and put them in the coop for the night, I'm hoping that they start going there by themselves soon. I would love to see pictures of yours [​IMG]
     
  6. Crazy For Color

    Crazy For Color Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you!
     
  7. Crazy For Color

    Crazy For Color Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We kept receipts (had to make two trips, and we returned the material that we originally bought for roof and purchased what you see in the picture) but their in my husbands truck. When he gets home, I will look and give you a more accurate number. We got lucky on the flooring because he had the plywood and 4x4s already, so that part only cost $20 for a cheep piece of linoleum. I think the roofing was the most expensive part, we used 4 sheets at $12.99 a sheet (on sale) but you could use a variety of different material for that. All the strips of wood you see supporting the wire is 1x2s (I think they're called strips) and cost less than $1 each.
     
  8. janette406

    janette406 New Egg

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    We finished our new coop over the long wknd & I just love it now! We had a small coop around our chicken house, and were given pieces to a larger coop from a friend a couple of weeks ago. With some minor changes -a box of screws, some 2 x 4's, chicken wire, staples, bungees and a couple of dog kennel tarps to block the sun on the roof, it's just right now! [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  9. valerie5425

    valerie5425 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ask and you shall receive! This is my coop that I finished yesterday. I'm really proud of it, particularly because I designed and built it myself without any help. Total cost was around $700. Coop is 4'x4'x4' with 2' underneath. Run is 4'wx8'lx6'h. PVC and 5gal bucket waterer and 3"PVC feeder (both in run below coop) and trough feeder/water bottle inside coop. Nest boxes will be below long roost bar (won't put them in until they hit about 4 months old). All-purpose construction sand in run and coop floor.

    My girls are 4 weeks old - one each: Polish, Silkie, RIR, SLW. I'm going to move them in this weekend! I plan to lock them in the coop for a week, then give them access to the run.

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  10. scooter147

    scooter147 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is that a clothes dryer vent I see in the one photo?

    If so are they gonna love that in the winter.
     

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