1. Egglayer123

    Egglayer123 Out Of The Brooder

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    Post up pictures of your coops so others can get great ideas and be inspired :)
    Thanks
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  2. tperko

    tperko New Egg

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    Well, mine is still a work in progress... right now we are calling the entire undertaking The Chicken Hendrix Experience

    Clearing out the area near the shed and garden for the future coop:


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    Framed the walls and put a protective stain on:

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    Put together the walls in the driveway

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    Moved the structure to the area behind the shed with the help of my brother-in-law:

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    Put up the rafters, purlins, and roof this last weekend while my father had some time to help:

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    We still have a lot of work to do, I will have to check back in after the weekend with some updated progress!
     
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  3. Egglayer123

    Egglayer123 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thats is great lay out!! im thinking about rebuilding mine and want a few ideas!! thanks for the post :)
     
  4. chick-n-pigs

    chick-n-pigs Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine is a work in progress. Here are a few photos of what I have so far. More effort to expend this weekend as the girls need a home soon!


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  5. Erin~TheChickenLover

    Erin~TheChickenLover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is my bantam house:
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    The run we added on the back:

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    Here is my silkie coop:

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    I have a large coop and pen for my laying flock as well

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  6. TXchickmum

    TXchickmum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have very simple coops constructed of recycled fence. The larger coop houses our three Golden Comet pullets. The smaller one - our four precious bantams. The chickens freely roam our lawn all day and are protected by a fabulous, feisty banty cockerel that sounds an incredible alarm for his gals! -have numerous trees, rose bushes, and flowering shrubs under which the little flock may seek shelter!
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  7. Egglayer123

    Egglayer123 Out Of The Brooder

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    some great coops!! keep them coming.. must get started on my knew run 2day neighbours complaining of smell so have to move them :/
     
  8. Chicken Licken

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    Hi Future Coop Owner! Get your skids on with your coop, because whenever it's finished you will be sooooo delighted!!! (I'm from Ireland too, but live in Germany!) I did too much worrying about my layout, wiring, wood, paint, but probably looking back on it now it was worth it because I didn't have to change anything whenever my chickens arrived. They make me sooo happy, I actually clean their coop out EVERYDAY! It is cleaner than my house! We get 4 eggs from 4 chickens every day, all shapes, sizes and colours! I will post a photo of everything soon. Our chickens are so tame now that they actually sit on our knee whilst we read a book! They are sooo much fun, but you will find that out for yourself very soon, whenever your coop is finished! Good luck!
     
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  9. Egglayer123

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    Its a master piece in progress lol god your chickens are comfortable around you alryt!! just bout some more staples so going to staple up the wire to night :)
     
  10. HickoryHollow

    HickoryHollow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine is a work in progress too. Here are the latest pics:
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