Coop building pics-First Group

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by desertgirl, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. desertgirl

    desertgirl Roo Magnet

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    Here is our coop so far. DH will be putting the walls,floor and ceiling on this week. Eventually there will be about a 15 foot run on either side (so we can alternate the runs and give the poor ground a break).

    He's doing such a good job![​IMG]

    Will keep you posted on the progress.
     
  2. chickflick

    chickflick Overrun With Chickens

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    Looking good. Be sure to post as you go! [​IMG]
     
  3. desertgirl

    desertgirl Roo Magnet

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    Will do. I am picking out color schemes as we speak...[​IMG]
     
  4. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like it going to be a beautiful coop. [​IMG]
     
  5. Suburban chick farmer 09

    Suburban chick farmer 09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice start. How many chicks?
     
  6. desertgirl

    desertgirl Roo Magnet

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    Currently, 3 (1 BO, two silkies). Three more arriving in June (RIR,EE,and a Silver Laced Wyandotte).
    Hope they like their new home!
     
  7. Cheep a'lil Talk a'lil

    Cheep a'lil Talk a'lil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very nice!![​IMG]


    I've also been thinking about doing the two run method myself. I was thinking about tilling the soil when the chickens are done with one run. Get it nice and loose, those chickens can sure pack the ground down. Then throw in yard clippings and leaves during the season. Help it grow nice and thick.

    Or even growing my tomatoes in the coop that is having the year off. That way they would be protected from our local Elk and Deer. We have such an Elk issue I have no idea how I will ever get a garden or my fruit trees to grow![​IMG]

    Keep up the good work! And keep up the pictures, can't wait to see more![​IMG]
     
  8. Sequin

    Sequin Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    I heard that hanging soap and/or hair clippings around the gardens perimeter works at keeping deer and elk away. Haven't yet tried it though. It is a scent thing.

    LOVE the coop!!! It is really very nice!!! Can't wait to see the finished results... [​IMG]
     

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