Finally finished before the heat gets here

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by bonebrake, May 13, 2009.

  1. bonebrake

    bonebrake Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey all. Chicken newbie here. Just finished my first coop...all before the 110 degree heat here in Phoenix. So, needless to say, I'm stoked. Although, the chickens were a bit confused by the rearrangement of their roost, but they'll get over it...I hope.

    I think it has just enough shade and plenty of ventilation for our summers. Let me know what you think.

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    Jay
     
  2. fpscabs

    fpscabs Out Of The Brooder

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    Nice job. With the bamboo, is there any other fence or material under it?
     
  3. LilbitChicken

    LilbitChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Great Job.
    I Am new to BYC and the chicken family, [​IMG] from Southern AZ!
     
  4. Bosque

    Bosque Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks great! What are your plans for when it turns cold?

    bosque
     
  5. rufus

    rufus Overrun With Chickens

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    It looks good. I like the idea of the bamboo to conceal the coop. How many hens are you going to keep in it?

    Judging from the photo, I assume you also are an illegal operation.

    I saw that corrugated roofing a Lowes. I was not too sure how it would hold up in the heat.

    And as for the cold weather, well, it just doesn't happen here.

    I would suggest having two watering jugs. If they manage to knock one over, they will still have a back up. Go without water for a couple hours here, and you are out of the chicken business.

    Good Luck,

    Rufus

    PS If you live in the area I think you do, you had better put a lock on that door.
     
    Last edited: May 13, 2009
  6. chickens3

    chickens3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG];)Nice coop you did a great job.
     
  7. bonebrake

    bonebrake Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks. We'll most likely limit the flock to four chicken, so don't really need to much more space. Thanks for the tips.
     

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