Coop/run photos

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by kgb6days, May 1, 2016.

  1. kgb6days

    kgb6days Songster

    Mar 6, 2016
    Hi everyone - I'm new to chicken ownership and I'm loving it. Our coop is a repurposed unused dog house a friend had custom built. His dogs never used it and he wanted it out of his yard. It's 4' X 7', with a solid insulated bottom. We place it on a bed of solid concrete pavers mainly because it's too dang heavy to try to lift up on risers. We had it altered with a chicken door, large clean out doors on the side, 2 roosts and 3 nesting boxes. There is 4" venting along the entire width in front and back.

    DH built my run 7' X 12'. It's entirely enclosed in hardware cloth which he ran out 12" on the ground and covered in granite rock to predator proof it. Covered the top in polycarbonate roofing - some clear and some opaque for shade. It's close to our raised box gardens and we thought in the fall we could put up a little temp fencing from the run to the garden and let them clean it out for us.

    Any feedback for improvements are appreciated!

    Last edited: May 1, 2016

  2. limited25

    limited25 Songster

    Mar 10, 2016
    Looks very nice, good job! You were lucky to get the neighbor's custom dog house.

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