First time owners new coop progress

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by UtahNoob, May 3, 2009.

  1. UtahNoob

    UtahNoob Hatching

    May 3, 2009
    Sorry about the mud this was right after a downpoor... All I have left is the "Make it pretty Stuff"..[​IMG]


  2. chickn

    chickn Away for a bit

    Apr 15, 2008
    New Hampshire
    arent they so cute! oh and the coop looks really good too
  3. Chicken03

    Chicken03 Songster

    Mar 20, 2009
    Western Pa
    Nice job. That looks great. [​IMG]
  4. sloallie10

    sloallie10 Songster

    Nov 8, 2008
    hmmmm that coop gives me ideas...hmmm. I LOVE THE COOP!

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  6. UtahNoob

    UtahNoob Hatching

    May 3, 2009

    the run and the coop are not connected so i can move them later. The roof opens up on either side of the coop for easy access. there is a clean out door behind right next to where the compost pile is going. also a nest hatch in the back. I think i am going to add a window on the side in the photo so i can see in without opening the coop roof. I made the gate solid at the end of the coop solid because the north wnds can be bad and this makes a great wind break... over all I do think i dad a good job for being a computer Programmer with no construction skills...
  7. chills

    chills In the Brooder

    Apr 7, 2009
    i think its perfect, kinda reminds me of a caboose ..
    can i ask, will you just rake out the wood chips and throw down more? also can the chickens sit inside and see out of the top part?
    thanks for sharing your photos ..

  8. UtahNoob

    UtahNoob Hatching

    May 3, 2009
    there is a roost that lets them look out the top when they are large enough.
    I threw in the wood chips because it rained before I got the roof on the pin and the pine bedding dried up the mud fast.
    Also I am building a Compost box next to the run so i can rake it right into that.
  9. lunkerchicken

    lunkerchicken Songster

    Great coop and run. I love the added ventilation at the top and such a bonus if they can llok out when bigger - nice job![​IMG]

  10. misty7850

    misty7850 Songster

    Apr 12, 2008
    Fort Covington, NY
    Quote:I love your coop.. Can you post pictures of the access roof door and clean out door.. Thanks for sharing

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