Coop down, run to go ( pics)

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Carolina Chicken Man, Apr 13, 2008.

  1. Carolina Chicken Man

    Carolina Chicken Man Songster

    Mar 29, 2008
    Raleigh, NC
    Well, I have the coop finished. ( I posted progress pictures on 4-11-08 if you are interested in how it went together.)

    It took me 3 weekends, but it rained most of the first one. All I got done the first weekend was posts set. I did 95% of it by myself, I just got my wife to help when I absolutely had to have someone hold something for nailing.

    You can see the posts for the run. I will get that done next weekend.

    Coop is approximatley 4'x10'. Outside run will be about 16'x10'.

    My buff orpington chicks are really digging being out of the garage!!



  2. arlee453

    arlee453 Songster

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    Looking good!

    Only one thing i noticed that you might want to think about...

    From the pics it looks like the roof is basically flat. If it is and that's not just the camera angle, You might want to consider raising the side that is over the run so the rain will run back off away from your run area. Otherwise when it rains, your run is going to be an even soggier mess if all the rain off the shelter is running down in there as well.

    Looks nice and compact and I'm sure they will enjoy it!
  3. lurky

    lurky Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    [​IMG] looks awesome!!!!!
  4. poultrypal

    poultrypal In the Brooder

    Apr 16, 2007
    looks great!!
  5. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

    Mar 20, 2008
    NW Kentucky
    Nice indeed.
  6. We're also waiting to do our run, I feel the need!

    I noticed some airspace between your outside panels and the chickies- might want to get those well-sealed against snakes, bugs and weasels...[​IMG]
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2008
  7. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Songster

    Jan 17, 2008
    fancy smancy.
    Great job!
  8. Carolina Chicken Man

    Carolina Chicken Man Songster

    Mar 29, 2008
    Raleigh, NC
    Quote:Fortunately, I'm not aware of weasels, minks etc in our area. It is sealed better than it looks, althought I doubt I can keep out bugs or snakes. I was more concentrating on making it racoon and fox proof, which I think I have.
  9. Sugar Sand Farm

    Sugar Sand Farm Songster

    Apr 24, 2007
    North Florida
    cant teel from the pics do you have a floor? It won't be raccoon proof without one othr wise very good job.
  10. Carolina Chicken Man

    Carolina Chicken Man Songster

    Mar 29, 2008
    Raleigh, NC
    Quote:Yes, it has a floor.
    At first, I wasn't planning on putting a floor in, but decide to specifically to keep out digging predators.

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