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  1. 96civic87

    96civic87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Let me know what u think on my idea

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  2. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    It looks very nice. I assume your using the rain water back to nipples or less lugging of water which is a cool idea. One thing is your run may want to be taller. From my experience it's just a pain when you have to grab a chicken or do any kind of maintenance in the run bent over or on your knees.

    For construction of coop, your overall design is just like Purina's coop. Here is a link to the materials and construction to aid you.

    http://poultry.purinamills.com/stellent/groups/public/documents/web_content/ecmp2-0160674.pdf
     
  3. 96civic87

    96civic87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the info. I wonder what would it cost to make a coop like this or the purina
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Very nice sketch...is it to scale? I see no dimensions.
    Agrees on taller run, but I'm old and don't like to crawl thru chicken poop....or crawl anywhere for that matter....lol.

    Let's say 4' x 8' x 8' coop and 8' x 8' x 8' run and all new materials with 1/2" hardware cloth (maximum predator protection)....$500-$1000.

    Rain barrel to nipple waterers will need some fine screening/filtration or the nipple will clog.
     
  5. 96civic87

    96civic87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I might build the coop first because im worried about what the neighbor will say idk. I was thinking 4x6x6 for the coop.
     

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