First Coop - In Progress

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by PurpleChicken, Jun 13, 2007.

  1. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Here's my first coop. It started out as a 4 x 8' tractor but I kept
    changing it as I went along. The side panels are all interchangeable
    with screened panels. It will be painted the same color of my house
    so it doesn't stick out so much. I'm a bit embarrased by the total
    mess of building supplies and stuff around it but I think most of
    you would understand. [​IMG]

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  2. mlheran

    mlheran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Wow, that's a neat coop -and they sure look happy in there! [​IMG]
    Keep us updated on the progress!
     
  3. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    That is nice. They seem to like it. Its always fun to see what other peoples birds look like.
     
  4. barg

    barg Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2007
    Looks great!
    I'm still doing construction on ours and I have a total mess in the backyard too [​IMG]
     
  5. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2007
    Clarion County
    Looks Great!!!

    we are working on converting our shed to a coop ((for 3 weeks so far)) so we also have a mess!
     
  6. jnando

    jnando New Egg

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    What size hardware cloth are you using? That looks to be the best size.
     
  7. Fancy Feather Poultry

    Fancy Feather Poultry Cooped Up

    May 30, 2007
    Are you giving away hens if so where r u located
     
  8. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    What size hardware cloth are you using? That looks to be the best size.

    Had to measure it this morning. [​IMG]
    It's 1/2". I also used it for the floors. It lets
    the poop through well but it won't hold the pine in.
    They scratch the heck out of it. I'm trying out hay
    which is working ok.

    Thanks for all the comments all!!!​
     
  9. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    That's a great little coop! What a good idea to have ventilation options for the different seasons. I hope you post more pictures when it's finished.

    It looks like your chickens approve! I love the picture of your lookout, up top! [​IMG]
     
  10. mudhen

    mudhen confidently clueless

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    That lookout part is great! Super pictures, looks like you guys are really doing a great job!
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