FINALLY got our coop done today!

LittleBeaks

Hatching
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Sep 12, 2013
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And just in time, too! It started raining right when we got done!



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...

 

cmedeiros17

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May 17, 2012
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Looks good!!!!
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cmedeiros17

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May 17, 2012
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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
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We also used recycled materials. Its actually mostly built using pallets.

I'm sure yours are loving their new home!
 

aart

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Nov 27, 2012
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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).
 

JanetS

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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.
 

petrel

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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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