Finished our first coop/tractor!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by CandiceN, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. CandiceN

    CandiceN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope it's secure enough to keep them safe!!

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  2. patman75

    patman75 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very nice with the apron.
     
  3. bryan99705

    bryan99705 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Looks very secure, Like the solar security lights

    Is the AWW box under the coop a poop catch?
     
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2011
  4. Bengalcats1

    Bengalcats1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Adorable [​IMG]
     
  5. CandiceN

    CandiceN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yay, they made it through the first night, and went into the coop when it got dark [​IMG]





    Quote:Nope, it's just to keep it off the ground. Good idea though, I should look into doing something like that!
     
  6. Wise Woman

    Wise Woman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very cute!
     
  7. CandiceN

    CandiceN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! My hubby does good work [​IMG] I had to fight him on the hardware cloth (he wanted chicken wire) and he thinks the cement blocks are overkill; but I figure I can take those off once the grass grows around/through the mesh.
     
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  8. ThinkingChickens

    ThinkingChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ha ha, I hear you on the cement blocks. I have them all the way around my run skirt. DH says we don't need them but they are additional piece of mind.
     
  9. Auburnchick

    Auburnchick Out Of The Brooder

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    How pretty! Not only a safe place for your chickens, but also something nice to look at in your yard! [​IMG]
     
  10. CandiceN

    CandiceN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Question for you all. We have 2 chickens in there right now, do you think we could fit another or should I stick with 2? The doghouse/coop is about 9 square feet (the run is about 32 sq ft) so I'm thinking we should stick with 2 until we can make/get a larger coop in the future if we decide to expand.

    What do you think?
     
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