Coop is done "La Casita de Las Galinas"

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Kit, May 8, 2011.

  1. Kit

    Kit Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 24, 2010
    upstate SC
    Just had to share pics of my new coop and run - I based the design pretty directly from one in the coop design section - it is 8 x 12 ft, with windows on all sides to allow for good ventilation - we're in upstate SC - we built the coop under a big oak tree for lots of shade in the summer, but it will get sun in the winter. The floor is vinyl flooring over plywood. I plan on using the deep litter method, so I nailed boards around the floor to hold in the shavings, plus I nailed a 2 x 6 to separate the roosting area from the rest of the coop - I had read about droppings pits and poop boards - the idea of scraping a poop board was distasteful, so I figured the area under the roosts would be a great place for deep litter. So far it's working great - no smell - they sure do poop a lot!!. I lined the roost area with the white-coated board from Lowes for cheapo bath enclosures - figured it would be easier to keep clean. I have since added a third roost - even with the windows, since everyone was roosting in the window sills. I do wish I had painted all the bare wood before letting the girls out - it would have been cleaner. The entire run is enclosed and covered, with an apron of fencing buried out from the fence, and a line of electric wire around the lower part - hopefully varmints will be kept out. And last, but hardly least, my grandson Jake trying out the door the day we cut it, to let the girls out.

  2. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    Looks fabulous! Very nicely done.

    I'm in Hollywood, south of Charleston.
  3. SadieSue

    SadieSue Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2010
    Tacoma, WA
    Beautiful - love the cheerful colors you used on the outside!
  4. spiritdance

    spiritdance Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 13, 2010
    Quote:X2 ... they just say "come on in and visit"
  5. Txbufforpington

    Txbufforpington Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 9, 2011
    Great job looks great. Did you mean to do a single L on Gallinas?
  6. Kudzu

    Kudzu Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 27, 2011
    Looks like a Happy coop.
  7. Kit

    Kit Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 24, 2010
    upstate SC
    Thanks - the colors were my bit of silliness in my back yard, as was the name - some of my chickens have hispanic names as well - Juanita, Margarita, and Blanca - I'm pretty sure 'galinas' is spelled with one L - 'gallo' is a rooster (5 years of Spanish in middle and high school)
  8. ShanCarl1971

    ShanCarl1971 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 23, 2011
    Exactly where in Upstae are you??....I live in Taylors/Greer area of Greenville County.
  9. crossgirl

    crossgirl Day Dream Believer

    Mar 15, 2011
    Lakeland, FL
    That's an awesome coop!! Well done!
  10. benjoycei

    benjoycei Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2011
    I'm in extreme south NC...Wilmington. I love your setup!

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