FINALLY got our coop done today!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by LittleBeaks, Sep 18, 2013.

  1. LittleBeaks

    LittleBeaks New Egg

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    And just in time, too! It started raining right when we got done!

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    We built the whole thing from scratch, and I'm very pleased with the outcome!

    Also, here is a picture of my little happy chickies in their new home...

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  2. cmedeiros17

    cmedeiros17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks good!!!! [​IMG]
     
  3. LittleBeaks

    LittleBeaks New Egg

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    Thank you! It took roughly five days to complete... I was beginning to grow very impatient because I really wanted them to get in there and out of that box we had them in before! :)
     
  4. cmedeiros17

    cmedeiros17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    HAHA. I know that impatient feeling! I didn't realize how quickly chicks grow. I had my chicks before we even built the coop figuring we had some time to get it done. Well.......realizing just how quickly they were out growing the large dog crate I was temporarily keeping them inside in I had hubby out in the cold and rain building our coop [​IMG] We also used recycled materials. Its actually mostly built using pallets.

    I'm sure yours are loving their new home!
     
  5. petrel

    petrel Chats with Chickens

    Very nice! I especially like the roof. I know how you feel about watching the chix grow as you build the coop. It is almost a race to get them out of the brooder in time.
     
  6. sn0wwhite

    sn0wwhite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks very solid and I also love the roof! How big is it?
     
  7. chicken pickin

    chicken pickin Overrun With Chickens

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    It is very nice! Congrats!!! I also love the roof.
     
  8. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Nice!!

    Need to put some heavier wire on there for predator protection, especially if you don't lock them in the coop at night(doesn't look like there's a door there).
     
  9. JanetS

    JanetS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very nice!! Love the roof. I agree with aart. The chicken wire isn't strong enough to keep out most predators. Hardware cloth
    is a better wire. It can be pricey but it's worth it to keep your chicks safe.
     
  10. petrel

    petrel Chats with Chickens

    Agreed. We have every kind of predator here, except wolves. After reading some horror stories on this site about predator incursions, I opted to do 2" X 4" welded wire over the entire run, even the floor, then covered the lower 36 inches with an additional layer of 1/2" welded wire j-clipped to the first layer! Welded wire is a bit of a hassle, but it is relatively inexpensive additional protection.

    The wire floor has already thwarted two dig in attempts in as many weeks!
     
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