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Coop and Run. Not done... but getting there.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by WYOwhy, Oct 14, 2010.

  1. WYOwhy

    WYOwhy Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 10, 2010
    Just thought I'd post some pictures of my coop and run. Still a work in progress, but getting there.


    Gratuitous pic of the wonder-dog checking it out:

    Thanks for looking.
  2. allieloveschickens

    allieloveschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2010
    San Diego
    looks good! [​IMG]
  3. Cargo

    Cargo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 28, 2010
    Farmington, NM
    Looks great!

    Sigh. (One day I will be able to afford nice fencing.)
  4. BWKatz

    BWKatz Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 22, 2010
    Really nice. Is ur coop from a kit? Really like ur fence panels. Where did u get them/who makes them? [​IMG]
  5. WYOwhy

    WYOwhy Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 10, 2010
    Thanks. The coop is from the cheapest kit I could find. I'm not quite handy enough to build a decent coop on my own. And I bought the dog run panels from Menards. Total cost run and coop is less than $500. Not too bad considering what I would have paid a handy-man to build one for me. I hope it keeps my three chickens happy and safe. I'm planning to finish the roof on it this weekend.
  6. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Ooooooh that's pretty!! Very nice!
  7. rebbetzin

    rebbetzin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 4, 2008
    Tucson AZ
    Looks great! Nice and safe!!
  8. hudsonhousechicks

    hudsonhousechicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 2, 2010
    You did a really good job! It's very nice looking. You have some lucky chickies.
  9. Annabella

    Annabella Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2010
    Very innovative - Looks fabulous!! [​IMG]

    Have you just threaded the roof rafters through the top of the side panelling?? If so - very clever - is there much weight in it? will the fence wire cope with the weight? [​IMG]

    I am always on the look out for "non" carpentry ideas for a coop and run!! [​IMG]
  10. WYOwhy

    WYOwhy Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 10, 2010
    Quote:Yes, the roof rafters are just threaded through the panels. I buried the two panels closest to the garage a little deeper than the others and I'm adding a second 12' 2x4 in the back that I will bolt to the garage for added support. That way the overlap of the roof panels works to my advantage and strengthens the whole structure. The kennel is a little more solid than chain link, and seems to hold up to the weight just fine. A friend and I actually dangled ourselves from the center support to test it out.

    I'm glad that only slightly handy DIYers can still have decent coops for reasonable budgets, I was feeling kinda jealous of everybody's nice custom coops.

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