Coop Updates!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by iBoodle, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. iBoodle

    iBoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My dad graciously helped me update my coop a lot a couple of weeks ago, and I am just now getting to the picture posting.
    Before full view:
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    After full view:
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    Before inside:

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    After inside:
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    Before run:
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    After full run view:
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    The run butts up to a 20+ acre field, this is where I gather the wheat type weeds for their bedding, and where I also fling their poop! [​IMG]
    Most days, one of the 9 horses that live out there come up for a visit. Or just to terrorize my nervous chickens! [​IMG]

    The little "wind-blocking-sun-blocking" lean-to.
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    Malachi and Peep!
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    New boards were nailed onto the sides to replace the crappy job I did to keep out animals. I don't have pictures of it after, but you can kind of see them in the first couple of pictures. The first boards I used were pitiful.

    Also, this is the little house/hut thing that I flipped upside down to use as a nesting box:
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    Which then turned into this:
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    Which I found out today that they are using! [​IMG]


    We also replaced the boards on the floor, not more chicken wire for them to stand on! And, the boards all fit together perfectly! (There are only 2 compared to the 3 before.)
    Today, I am going out to try and find something that will work as a roosting bar, as my chickens don't have one quite yet.
    The little table you see in front of the coop is there until my dad builds a little ramp for them. They used to be able to jump right up into the coop, until I clipped their wings.

    Hopefully someday I'll have a real coop, but this'll do for now! [​IMG]
    Becca
     
    Last edited: Sep 2, 2011
  2. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    You all did a great job!! I love it. It's so nice and cozy. I bet you have some happy chickens.

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  3. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly I failed Chicken Math

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    Nice job! [​IMG]
     
  4. Hawkeye95

    Hawkeye95 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Good job! looks like a sturdy little coop! [​IMG]
     
  5. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Perfect setup for that sexy pair![​IMG]
     
  6. iBoodle

    iBoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. wava1vaughn

    wava1vaughn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi from Ga. It gets the job done. [​IMG]
     
  8. iBoodle

    iBoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I also modified the nest box by tacking a small piece of wood on the front so the eggs don't roll out and off the box! [​IMG]
     
  9. pawsplus

    pawsplus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks good, but what will you do in the wintertime?? Idaho is purty darn cold . . . that doesn't seem as if it would work when the temps get down!
     
  10. iBoodle

    iBoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pawsplus, um. I haven't really figured that out yet. I was going to put a tarp around it and then put a towel on the front that is exposed. I will also add a lot of the wheat seed stuff that is out in the field behind my house.
     

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