Got the coop put together * PICS *

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by XL506, Jul 28, 2008.

  1. XL506

    XL506 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey guys!
    I finally got around to putting the coop together. The coop was a doghouse that never got used. So I extended it a bit, and cut a hole in the roof and installed hinges to make a door for easy access in egg removal. and installed a nestbox ( still need to install another 1 or 2 ). I know it's not the prettiest coop. But they have a good bit of room to run around and shelter from the elements.

    Measurments:
    Free Run Area- 10ft long x 8ft wide x 5ft high

    Coop/Nesting Area - 5ft wide x 4 feet deep x 4ft high

    * I still have to paint the coop. I am painting in barn red and white, and will post pictures when its painted *

    -=The run and coop=-
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    * The view from the inside, into the run *
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    The Coop * lid Closed *
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    * Lid Open *
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    * One of the nesting boxes *
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    I have 4 hens for now, and plan on getting 4 more. I also am getting a newer tool shed 12x12ft and converting it into a coop.
     
  2. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats a nice set up. Your birds look happy and healthy. congrats on the shed, that will be great [​IMG]
     
  3. chickens4jojo

    chickens4jojo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's great! Your chickens look so happy & have everything they need, too. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Good idea using the dog house & putting in a little "skylite" for them, too. [​IMG]
     
  4. XL506

    XL506 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yeah, I figured the "skylite" would let them feel a little more comfortable in there. I got a panel, I use to cover it when it rains to keep them dry as well.
     
  5. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    Congrats on finishing it! This is very similar to what I'd envisioned for our coop/run (until DBF got other ideas... LOL).

    I would recommend wrapping the run with hardware cloth to prevent predators like raccoons from reaching into the run and grabbing chickens.
     

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