Coop build in progress *pics*

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Gunslinger, Jun 1, 2008.

  1. Gunslinger

    Gunslinger Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello - I have been lurking on this site for a while and have found many great ideas for my coop design and thought I would share what I have done so far.

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  2. tnkinhunting

    tnkinhunting Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very nice - can't wait to see the finished project. [​IMG]
     
  3. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Very nice. That's giving me some great ideas.
     
  4. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That looks wonderful so far!! [​IMG] Great job!
     
  5. Gunslinger

    Gunslinger Out Of The Brooder

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    I have not had much time to work on the coop. I have however finished the pop hole. I plan on adding a pulley system to raise the door from outside the pen.
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  6. johnmayersquare

    johnmayersquare Let's Talk About Chicks, Man!

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    That looks great! Way to go! [​IMG]
     
  7. Firefyter-Emt

    Firefyter-Emt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Looks nice, but make sure that bottom threshold of the door is open to the bottom. If it is a pocket, it will fill with chips that are kicked out of the coop and the door will not shut all the way.
     
  8. Gunslinger

    Gunslinger Out Of The Brooder

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    hey Firefyter-Emt , I had thought the same thing (only snow) might build up & block the bottom of the track thats why I cut the hole smaller than the cover so it doesnt need to shut all the way to cover the hole [​IMG] Plus it will block any drafts. [​IMG]
     
  9. Half-a-dozen

    Half-a-dozen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    love the roofing in the run! Great job! [​IMG]
     
  10. Bossroo

    Bossroo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey Gunslinger... nice design. However I see a couple potential problems. You have 2x4s on the ground which will lend to termites getting a belly full of the lumber. The second , what about the pesky predators easily digging under the boards and making a nice chicken snack.
     

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