First timer, Teddi's chicken coop & run

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by teddiliza, Feb 28, 2008.

  1. teddiliza

    teddiliza Chillin' With My Peeps

    http://s265.photobucket.com/albums/ii232/teddiliza/?action=view&current=Teddischickencoop.jpg


    The
    run is a detachable tractor with a round board for the gate that slides inbetween two bars, and fits right up to the coop.

    Now I just need to cut a hole in the floor and make a ladder so there is a way to get from top to bottom. I'll wait till they're a bit older...

    My chicks:
    http://s265.photobucket.com/albums/ii232/teddiliza/?action=view&current=foodperch.jpg

    I got so many great ideas from this site!
    The roof is an old glass shower door (opaque) which I'll cover with a rug in the summer.


    Teddi.
     
  2. Scrambled Egg

    Scrambled Egg Flock Mistress

    Aug 29, 2007
    Fayetteville, NC
    cute babies & nice coop = happy chickens and lots of eggs!
     
  3. countryboy

    countryboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 31, 2007
    looks great, nice chicks
     
  4. ZooZoo

    ZooZoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great use of materials. Very creative![​IMG]
     
  5. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2007
    Clarion County
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  6. teddiliza

    teddiliza Chillin' With My Peeps

    After my husband spent $100 on lumber and supplies for the coop part, I wanted to use what we had for the tractor. I used the rubbermaid shelving grates from a closet organizer we didn't like, an old portable metal closet frame, and some wood from a twin bed box spring mattress. I did spend more money putting wheels on the bottom of the chicken coop and using a stackable recycle bin for the nesting box. And of course, hardware cloth and chicken wire and the cable ties, an electric stapler and staples.

    All in all, I've probably spent $200 on the coop and run!
    These better be some darn good eggs when they start laying!

    Teddi
     
  7. teddiliza

    teddiliza Chillin' With My Peeps

    Testing, testing.......


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    AHA! It worked!
     
  8. jab91864

    jab91864 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2007
    Northern Michigan
    I like it !!!

    Julie [​IMG]
     

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