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Flock O' Forbes New Coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by FlockOForbes, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. FlockOForbes

    FlockOForbes Out Of The Brooder

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    So here it is! With the arrival of our babies (2 Silver Laced Wyandottes and 3 EE's) on November 16th my husband started the coop plans. He and I scowered the internet trying to find a design that we liked and my husband came across "the one" and here is what the outcome was.....

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    The coop is 4X4 with a 12X4 enclosed run. The run has a real roof with hardwire cloth on the sides of the run. The siding is pallets. We have three nesting boxes and a poop board under the roost and plenty of ventilation.
     
  2. FlockOForbes

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    We decided to use sand in the run. We also have a roosting pole in the run so the girls can roost while they are outside
     
  3. FlockOForbes

    FlockOForbes Out Of The Brooder

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    The cinderblocks are now flush with the coop and hardware cloth has been buried to stop animals from digging
     
  4. FlockOForbes

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    1/2 inch hardware cloth from floor to celing
     
  5. FlockOForbes

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    Poop board
     
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  6. Toshi

    Toshi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks really good, love the style of siding you all used.
     
  7. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Wow, very nice looking coop! And I see you are using sand. I recently switched to sand and I LOVE it! Enjoy the new digs!
     

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