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Coop Is Finally Done!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Kyle241, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. Kyle241

    Kyle241 Out Of The Brooder

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    This took forever.....who would have thought but then again it was built only on weekends but still. So we finally have a 'finished' coop as the chicks are now out there and there a few minor things to do such as attach a human couple steps, attach rope to chicken door and hang the new larger waterer, make covers for vents...does it ever stop? Other than that, it's been a challenge but we are happy.

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    We are going the Rubber Maid route for the nests.
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    The run (8x50) covered and predator proof. It was a bit of challenge building it on a slope.
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    And finally some pics of the chicks the first day in the run.

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  2. Kdub86

    Kdub86 Out Of The Brooder

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    Looks great! Love the nesting box idea
     
  3. ailurophile23

    ailurophile23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, it never stops! I have had chickens for a little over a year now and am looking at coop and run renovations currently. And I am always thinking of ways to improve the habitat for the hens. Your coop and run look terrific - I love the sand in the run - it is actually one of my planned renovations.
     
  4. ninabeast

    ninabeast Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My first 12 chickens are 12 weeks old now, and have been in their new coop for 7 weeks. The pics of your chooks actually made me nostalgic for that stage of growth. Enjoy them!
     
  5. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    [​IMG] Yay for "almost" being done with the coop!!! And no...it never ends, lol. Two years later and I still find myself redoing/adding different things on the coop. I'm a big fan of dropping boards - yours look great!!
     
  6. jbethmann

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    very nice!![​IMG] I am also learning that it is never done... just finished something this weekend and thought "wow I'm done" and then I thought about rain barrels... and automatic waterers and...
     
  7. jtbrown

    jtbrown Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. chickenbythesea

    chickenbythesea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what breed are the reddy brown chickens that you have? mine look the same and I have no clue what they are. And the coop is great!!
     
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  9. nuchickontheblock

    nuchickontheblock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice coop and run.
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  10. ROCKIN R FARM

    ROCKIN R FARM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I think those are Red Sex links but if I am wrong i am sure someone else will tell me. I have them and that is what mine looked like
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