Finally finished the walk in coop and run. The girls love it.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by 123brandon, Apr 2, 2018.

  1. 123brandon

    123brandon In the Brooder

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  2. SueT

    SueT Free Ranging

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    Welcome to BYC..
    very nice!!!!
     
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  3. moniquem

    moniquem Crowing

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    One of those chickens does NOT look like the rest...:eek:
     
  4. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    That is a fantastic job!! :clap
     
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  5. penny1960

    penny1960 Going back to La La Land

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    Folly's place Free Ranging

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    Welcome! Very nice run!
    Mary
     
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  7. Soon2BChixMom

    Soon2BChixMom Herding ducks and Wrangling chickens

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    Looks like a nice area. Do you not have to worry about aerial predators? Yesterday I had my girls out in the open run while I cleaned nearby - in less than 30 min a huge hawk was circling overhead. I haven't seen one since the fall. They migrate in the spring and fall - so I imagine it was very hungry.
    I agee with Penny, more pics of the coop, please!
     
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  8. 123brandon

    123brandon In the Brooder

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    I've been on close watch while they are out in the run. Haven't seen any aerial preditors but I'm sure they are around. I plan on taking some precaution. I'll upload some more pics soon.
     
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  9. N F C

    N F C is it nap time yet?

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    Looking forward to seeing more pictures...what you've shown so far looks great!

    BTW...:welcome
     
  10. 123brandon

    123brandon In the Brooder

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    The inside of the coop is roughly 8x8. Chicken wire is ran up all walls and along the floor to keep digging preditors out. Two walls are made up of existing fence, one is the side of my house, and the front wall is framed with pressure treated 2x4 and fence pickets. The roof is coregated metal from homedepot. Everything is attached to the fence with exterior grade 3" screws. Nothing is attached to the house. To keep the wall from sinking down I sink some post into the ground and attached the wall to them near the house. I am very new to chicken raising but have experience in construction and being impulsive so that's how all this came about. I have read alot about raising them on this forum prior to purchasing 6 chickens (about 2 months old). I've had them about 2 weeks now and they are awesome. But the poop though!! Lol If anyone has advice or questions let me know. Thanks for the comments. C9A189C1-730E-4925-BCE1-2FCA064629ED.jpeg A2AD55EE-3EC5-4F5F-AF26-9AF39D588A20.jpeg 6BA88858-286D-45E7-A75D-BE6954876477.jpeg B8B9DF28-22F0-48F1-8667-E675904A9E4A.jpeg 74E122BD-37F2-4D4E-8BD1-F68FA139BFA0.jpeg F529A5FC-036A-4D20-9109-6EFA357A1C4B.jpeg
     
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