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Coop construction pics

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by mugect, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. mugect

    mugect New Egg

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    I have been lurking long enough. Here is the progress so far on our coop:

    Our lot has quite a slope, so leveling was the first task:

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    Foundation:

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    Subfloor:

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    Fabbed the walls in the garage for easier job site assembly:

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    Current status:

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  2. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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    I absolutely love pics of Coops and their progress, Gives me lots of ideas and help.
    Great job! can't wait to see the finish.
     
  3. SoJoChickens

    SoJoChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks great so far. Keep us updated on your progress. That is a good-sized coop. How many chickens are you planning for?
     
  4. mugect

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    We have six chicks that are four weeks old. Based on the general rule, there is room for eight in the coop, the run will be about 16 x 6.
     
  5. sillybirds

    sillybirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's looking very nice! I like the setting. The run should have good drainage. Are you going to let the chickens go under the coop (as part of the run)? I can't tell how far off of the ground the coop is. It would be nice to have more run space, but it'd be impossible to get them out if they didn't want to come! And they might want to lay under there. You may have to screen it in good with hardware cloth to keep the chicks and rodents/pests out from under there.
     
  6. bawkbawkbawk

    bawkbawkbawk Chillin' With My Peeps

    I love looking at these pix, too. Our coop is still in the design stage. I read that pine needles are good for use in coop litter - looks like you'll have plenty![​IMG]
     
  7. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks great so far [​IMG]
     
  8. jhart101

    jhart101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Words right from my mouth (keyboard?)...keep'em coming![​IMG]
     
  9. Suburban chick farmer 09

    Suburban chick farmer 09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great job so far. Keep the pics coming. [​IMG]
     
  10. GardeNerd

    GardeNerd Chillin' With My Peeps

    Beautiful place to put a coop! Looks good. I can't wait to see it finished.
     

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