Free Coop Up Fit

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by teamsunbelt, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. teamsunbelt

    teamsunbelt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought two Golden Comet Hens recentley. The seller gave me their coop for FREE. I kept them in it until tonight when they joined the rest of the flock. I was excited about the cage so that we have a place to put some young hens if we run across a good deal.

    The Coop has nesting boxes and a roost pole. The sides are all wood, the front is wire. I added a new roof, giving it a little more overhang, front back and sides. The floor is all wire, which I am not a fan of. It is dived into two different sides.

    Should I try to change out the whole floor, part of the floor or leave it alone? I could also add a few floor boards. I may cut a doorway, conecting both sides of the coop.

    IDEAS??
     
  2. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Post some pictures please, then we see what you can do with it.
    And if you have lumber go ahead and put a new floor.
     
  3. teamsunbelt

    teamsunbelt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A few pics.

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  4. moetrout

    moetrout Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That looks like an old rabbit hutch re-purposed as a small chicken coup.
     
  5. teamsunbelt

    teamsunbelt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I belive you are correct. He had rabbits as well. They seem to be cramped, but happy. They have layed eggs in the nest box a few times since i got them.
     
  6. teamsunbelt

    teamsunbelt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I added floor boards today to keep them off the wire floor. They return to this coop at night to roost and lay during the day. I will keep working to get them in the main coop and run.
     
  7. FiveAcres

    FiveAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That was certainly a nice gesture on the sellers part. Nice to see you are making the desired changes, your birds will certainly appreciate it from all that I have read.
     

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