Coop Build Finally Complete

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by BrianM, Nov 1, 2010.

  1. BrianM

    BrianM Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a thread somewhere from a while back with some of the initial build pics but want to post some up of the completely finished project. Took lots of inspiration and ideas from coops people post on this site. Thanks a lot for all of the great ideas everyone. Didn't keep great a track of all of the costs (didn't really want to know) but ended up around $500 I think. Would have been more but I got 90% of the lumber at 40% off from a yard going out of business. Should hold up for a good long while though.

    A few specs. Run is 4x12 coop is 4x4. Plan to keep six pullets.

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  2. kla37

    kla37 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! Looks great, nice job! You'll have some happy chickens! [​IMG]
     
  3. ~*Sweet Cheeks*~

    ~*Sweet Cheeks*~ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    VERY VERY nice. You did a great job. Looks good, preditor proof, easy to clean, nice roosts at the same height, good ventilation.

    Only one recommendation would be to add a tiny lip on the outside access point for eggs, so they don't fall out on the ground in case one is on the edge when you flip the door open or while you're feeling around for the eggs and to keep the bedding in the nests and not coming out and in the crack (hinge).
     
  4. BrianM

    BrianM Out Of The Brooder

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    ~*Sweet Cheeks*~ :

    VERY VERY nice. You did a great job. Looks good, preditor proof, easy to clean, nice roosts at the same height, good ventilation.

    Only one recommendation would be to add a tiny lip on the outside access point for eggs, so they don't fall out on the ground in case one is on the edge when you flip the door open or while you're feeling around for the eggs and to keep the bedding in the nests and not coming out and in the crack (hinge).

    Good idea. I have a little 1 by left over I can add there.​
     
  5. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I LOVE your tin roofing. Very nice job. I'm one of those who cranes their necks to see the beautiful tin roofs on houses, even old ones.
     
  6. Cargo

    Cargo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love a red and white coop. [​IMG]
     
  7. brounii

    brounii Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] WOW ..... Your coop looks fantastic! Really well thought out. I'm sure your chickens will be fat and happy providing you with lots of eggs in no time.

    The only suggestion I would give is similar to Sweet Cheeks. I would put a lip on the floor of the coop in front of the large clean out door. That way when you open it to check on the chickens your bedding won't fall out. Of course, this depends on what kind of bedding you use, but if you use pine shavings, it will definitely help to keep them in the coop instead of on the ground in front of the coop, lol.

    You should be very proud, it's really beautiful! [​IMG]
     
  8. surfchicken72

    surfchicken72 Chillin' With My Peeps

    nice work! always love the red & white coops, too.... My wife insisted on pink... [​IMG] I see you use those rafter supports to avoid the cutting.. I did the same.

    Good JOb.
     
  9. redfeather

    redfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lovely! Looks great! How many birds is that for? 4-6?

    I am seriously envious of everyone's beautiful coops... I really need to show a pic of mine... so ugly! Just a plastic shed and a big, tarp covered run!
     
  10. Little Ameraucana Mom

    Little Ameraucana Mom Need Help, Can't stop hatching!!!

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    Great job, it is gorgeous !!!
     

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