Finished Coop + Initial Sketches

dingobaby

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Here is my "completed" coop! Includes initial sketches with incorrect measurements haha. I had a friend who did contracting with his dad as a kid swoop in and correct my terrible math and build something nice. Painted the inside of the floor to help with cleaning.
Not seen: the roost ladder, it was drying from being waterproofed (poop-proofed).

Later additions I want to make are painting the legs (waiting for it to really dry as it is pressure treated), a garden box, gutters that lead into a rain barrel, and a little tin chimney piece for decor that I got with the antique tin.

Made the run "portable" or not dug in as this is a rental place and I dont want a permanent fence structure here. I have no idea how Im going to move this when we officially buy our first house, but I will not be leaving this behind haha.
 

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perkolator

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Sweet, looks very nice!

Probably not a big deal yet but I'd perhaps look into some sort of future cover for your feeders, since they don't have any overhead protection from getting wet.

Also, since others will likely mention it - you may choose to put some hardware cloth along the bottom perimeter (and also anti-dig skirting) Dunno if your dogs are protecting the coop at night, but a raccoon's hand will easily fit through that 2x4 fencing to grab a chicken. Happened to me with 2x2 fencing.
 

3KillerBs

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I agree in re: hardware cloth and an anti-dig skirt.

Looks like a very good design -- plenty of ventilation, though you might need to add an awning to the triangle that faces into the run in case of blowing rain.

If you fix the sketches with the corrected math it will make a valuable coop page article. :)
 

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