Finished my small coop - detailed plans lots of pics

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by PacsMan, May 10, 2009.

  1. PacsMan

    PacsMan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    *FWEW*

    I just spent the last 2 hours learning how to use the design page.
    I put my coop on my new page, and it looks great.
    Tell me what you think!

    My 4x8 coop plans
     
    Last edited: May 14, 2009
  2. Luvducks

    Luvducks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Really Nice! The girls are beautiful and look happy.
    Hmm, Do you really think you will get over "chicken fever"?
     
  3. PacsMan

    PacsMan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Boy, I'm not sure... So far I don't think so. But, it's been a lot of work with zero eggs so far. Let's see if we can hold out until July and see what it's like with eggs around! (Grin)
     
  4. birdlovin gal

    birdlovin gal Out Of The Brooder

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    Congrats on finishing! I think it's awesome, and I bet the chickens do too![​IMG]
     
  5. Puget Sounder FC

    Puget Sounder FC Out Of The Brooder

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    Very nice you built a fine coop.
     
  6. PacsMan

    PacsMan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So does anyone know if fencing like this could cause problems?
     
  7. Autumn Mama

    Autumn Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, to your question, I don't know, but I wanted to say "nice coop!!!"

    It is the same size as the one my Dh is sloooowly building, and I like how you set up things inside....the roosts by the window look awesome!

    Do you find that the chickens will swing either the feeder or waterer? I'd like to hang mine too, I think. Do you untie your ropes to take them down for filling/cleaning?
     
  8. PacsMan

    PacsMan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I've read a lot of others say that they have problems with swinging feed and water... I haven't had that problem. The lower perches next to the water and feed buckets don't allow them to swing that way, and there's just not that much room for them to 'play' with their food. I guess I’m just lucky, and haven’t never had that problem.

    With the food, I just mix mash, wheat, corn, grit, and a little bit of DE in another bucket once a week, pop the lid off and pour it in the feed bucket. With the perches at 24" high, they don't seem to want to roost on the food bucket like they did when it was on the ground in my tractor, so I don’t get poop on the lid anymore. I also think the swinging rope and unsteadiness has something to do with it.

    For the waterer, there's a little snap hook so I can take it down once a week, wash it out good, and fill it back up.

    Thanks for looking! I'd like to see some pictures of your hubby's coop too!

    Marty
     
  9. yfchoice

    yfchoice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice coop Marty. Your birds look vaguely familiar...'[​IMG]'

    I need to come see your setup...maybe if we have a chickenstock.
     
    Last edited: May 12, 2009
  10. PacsMan

    PacsMan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[gasp]... At ~my~ house? Oh my...
    I'd have to get permission from my sweet wife first. [​IMG]

    What'cha doing this weekend? I'm off Friday & Saturday. PM me and let's see if we can get together!

    Marty
     

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