Finally done....well almost

lotsachicks

In the Brooder
9 Years
May 25, 2010
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S. Texas
Well our first coop is almost done...just lacking a few outside trim details, fencing, and a bit of landscaping to make things pretty. We got our first chickens on May 19th and I have been lurking here ever since. Our coop is a compilation of ideas learned here, with some modifications to account for our ungodly hot weather a good part of the year. I'm sure we will have to make some adjustments and learn as we go, but overall I am very pleased with the results so far.

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still have a ways to go!

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nearly done!

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a closer look, the coop is overall 12 x 8

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the roosts with sand underneath and chicken wire to keep the chooks from spreading the mess, the window will be closed off on our rare cold days

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door for easy access to eggs, three girls have been laying since 10/3/10
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The girls checking out their new nest boxes


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Sugars says all she needs now is a Roo!!!
 

txcarl1258

Songster
9 Years
Sep 11, 2010
1,044
29
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Pleasanton
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from S. Texas also!

Yes it does get hot here which is why I am building my girls a three sided coop with an attached run. Gotta figure out how I am going to add some windows for ventilation. Luckily I have a large oak tree that I can build it under.
 

Annabella

Songster
9 Years
Apr 17, 2010
227
1
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What a great coop - you must be proud of it!
Love the picture of Sugar -she sure looks sweet
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gryeyes

Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers
10 Years
Sep 22, 2009
15,506
430
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My slice of heaven in Somerset, CA
REALLY great coop! Good job, better than "good" it's GREAT. LOTS of room and well designed, too.

I'm particularly fond of the nicely-shaped openings to the nest boxes. Your girls look like they approve, too.

Sugar is adorable. Get her a GOOD roo, willya?
 

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