finally, pics of our coop!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by TurtleChick, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. TurtleChick

    TurtleChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i kinda wish i had taken pics a year ago when we built... funny how you don't notice the chicken poop splatters on a day-to-day basis. then you take pics and you go "WHOA" my peeps are poopy-queens! [​IMG]

    here's the coop and run - run used to extend out from coop in an a-frame shape (imagine a large sedentary tractor), but i HATED the door (opened upwards and i had to duck in whilst playing chicken-herder to keep the horde from escaping). dh added on this year when we put a pergola on the back of the house - he rolled his eyes, but matched the peeps beams to the pergola ends. [​IMG] now the girls have a larger (8x10) run to play in.

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    girls' house from the back - all pieces open. top opens up and is screened off from the bottom of the house - last winter they had a heat lamp there and it remains a place for emergency heat/light if needed.

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    middle opens down and gives me access to nest box and cleaning from the back.

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    and bottom opens down for access to more cleaning and food/water (which sits under the nest box/roost shelf to help keep it poop free... doesn't mean they aren't excellent at kicking shavings in it, though! [​IMG]

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    and lastly, the bratty lil inhabitants!

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    thanks for looking!
     
  2. La Banan

    La Banan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    good job and your bratty illinhabitants look fabulously happy!
     
  3. Jolyn

    Jolyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    very cute!!![​IMG]
     
  4. Chicken Salad

    Chicken Salad Chillin' With My Peeps

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    GREAT coop! What does the yellow sign say?
     
  5. peeplessinNC

    peeplessinNC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Really nice coop and run! Your DH did a terrific job on the woodwork. Healthy looking hens!
     
  6. TurtleChick

    TurtleChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    haha! neighbors had it made for us at the fair last year (when peeps were ordered but not even here yet! do we have great neighbors or what????). it says: Attack Chicken On Duty

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  7. TurtleChick

    TurtleChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i just looked again at the pic of the peeps and it makes me giggle: our ee'r is a snot (see her NOT looking at me, even though i was kissing at them to get them to look???), AND our rir is a lil wee piggie - LOOK at her crop bulging out!!! i didn't notice that when i was taking the pics, but i'd just given them some leftover rice from last night's dinner. i bet i know who ate most of it!!!
     
  8. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    I like that setup!
     
  9. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Wonderful setup. Your birds look very happy.
     
  10. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady Premium Member

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    That is just too cute and is a great idea. I like it very much!
     

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