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Coop that was finished last year, yet not seen on this forum before.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by gsim, Dec 18, 2010.

  1. gsim

    gsim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I built my coop in 2009, I did not have a digital camera, so I could not post/share with anyone. That has changed, and I finally figured out how to post it both here and on My Page

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    That 'V'-shaped thing is part of a temporary fence that I had in the run last winter in order to try to grow grass in there. Was hoping to have greens and bugs for the chooks, but it failed. Only thing growing inside of my run are three trees.

    Gerry
     
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2010
  2. Danny39

    Danny39 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great Job! Any pics of the inside?
     
  3. Weewanona

    Weewanona Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Really like the look of this coop. Great job on it. [​IMG]

    I see 2 pop holes. Is the coop divided inside? [​IMG]
     
  4. Danny39

    Danny39 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Never mind, I just looked at your BYC page. Very nice indeed. You know that "workshop" would make an awesome chicken coop! lol I'm just sayin!
     
  5. funnybirds

    funnybirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, I want to live in that!
    Nice job. Lucky birds!
     
  6. GAGE

    GAGE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great job, thanks for posting!
     
  7. gsim

    gsim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did you check out "My BYC Page" ?

    gerry
     
  8. Danny560

    Danny560 Out Of The Brooder

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    Now that is one elegant coop ! I'm afraid if I went to all that work and wonderful finish job it have to be a mancave instead ! Great job !

    I'm sorry for your loss to the hawk, they can be tough on birds in an open run. I've used monofilament strung across the top with some good success, ( and it's almost invisable.)
    Now, not to be an alarmest, but my only real predator concern with your set up would be WEASELS ! I'm certain your windows with chicken wire w/ the welded wire fencing behind it will stop a coon, ( even if it makes it past the electric ), but a weasel will slip right through without the least struggle. Please save yourself the heartache / $$$ loss, and replace it with 1/2 " hardware cloth. I know you have prolly considered weasels and may have even been told there aren't any in your area, but trust me they are there and they will find an operation this size sooner or later. An adult male in a blood lust will kill half your flock in one night [​IMG]
     
  9. kla37

    kla37 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gorgeous!! I have coop envy.... [​IMG]
     
  10. gsim

    gsim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Have concern about weasels. May yet add hardware cloth over the top of everything else. Not sure how they would climb up there what with the slick vinyl siding and all. Anyone know how high they can jump? Am sure they can get into the run with not much trouble. Hear they can wriggle thru chicken wire, if not bite through it.

    Gerry
     

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