Coop De Ville is finally finished pic HEAVEY

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Granny Hoffman, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. Granny Hoffman

    Granny Hoffman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It all started this spring when my stepson wanted to raise meat chickens. That is all it took, we went from 12 meat chickens to now 11 pullets, 15 assorted bantams, silkies and polish. This has been an all summer project, a few trips to the lumber yard and quite a few good finds at the auction. Thanks to BYC, I think that we built a good home for our KIDS (as I call them). The coop and hen house is 320 square feet and the run is 500 square feet. We put down construction sand in the coop and in the run. I have pine shavings in the hen house and in the nest boxes.

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    We started out with this small coop, which my DH got from his work (free) The big chicken in the pic is my stepson who started all this.
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    Then that wasn't enough, the roof was built for the new coop.
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    Had to throw this one in, my grandson with his favorite chickie.
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    Walls going up.
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    A view from all sides. The door $4, The 4 pop doors $1, the 4 windows $0 (they came from our house), 2 windows on the hen house $1.
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    One of the roosts with a poop system, play sand and DE (works great). I might have to replace the 2x4 as this one seems to be bowing.
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    Inside roost and more night time roosts with poop boards
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    Hen house which consists of roosts, poop board and nest boxes.
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    And we even have 2 skylights ($9)
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    Ventilation and 3 (only pictured 1) fluorescent lights $15
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    My home made feeders. Work great no waste.
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    The KIDS out playing and having a good time.

    Thank you for looking. Any comments or concerns are appreciated.
     
  2. foxinachickenhouse

    foxinachickenhouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks great! Lucky chickens. What are you going to put over the pvc framing covering the run?
     
  3. danielle82

    danielle82 A Good Egg

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    [​IMG] looks like a luxery chicken situation!
     
  4. Granny Hoffman

    Granny Hoffman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:There is bird netting there now, but you can't see it. Last week we lost 2 to hawk attack, so up went the bird netting.
     
  5. ambabya

    ambabya Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice!
     
  6. flowergirl60

    flowergirl60 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice. I like the skylights.[​IMG]
     
  7. Weiden Farm

    Weiden Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that is great
     
  8. moonlyghtegirl

    moonlyghtegirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    SO Freaking JEALOUS!!!! [​IMG]
     
  9. QualityPolish

    QualityPolish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Skylights ^^ [​IMG]
     
  10. nuchickontheblock

    nuchickontheblock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    deluxe accommodations - great job!! [​IMG]
     

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