'green' coop with dog run??

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by MWchickens, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. MWchickens

    MWchickens Out Of The Brooder

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    hopefully the link below will work..my parents in law made this coop for my 40th birthday... FIL never having made a coop before in his life I'd say this is a fabulous coop;)the dog run was purchased at an estate sale for 25$ the wood on the completed coop is freshly lathed cedar fencing also gleaned at an estate sale~FREE~...the press board and such were not free..the window on the side of the coop 2 dollars....
    enjoy! I know I do!!![​IMG]

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploadimg_view.php?view=gallery
     
  2. karlamaria

    karlamaria Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The link takes me no where, dying to see it ! I am also using a kennel for a run
     
  3. karlamaria

    karlamaria Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I heard cedar was risky for birds, toxic?
     
  4. MWchickens

    MWchickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh yes you are right cedar on the inside is a no no for the ladies..but the cedar we have is nailed on the outside of the press board walls...
    Let me see if I can get the pics up for you

    [​IMG]..I did upgrade to golden feather member to get my pics to show up [​IMG]


    TA DA!!![​IMG][​IMG]:woot
     
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  5. MWchickens

    MWchickens Out Of The Brooder

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    and there you have it the 're-Coop' [​IMG]:lau:lau
     
  6. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    Cedar fence or cedar walls is generally OK. Once the boards on the outside dry out a bit they don't even smell much anymore.

    The problem with cedar shavings is that they have so much more surface area and that they are frequently changed out/added to/stirred up so you're constantly getting a lot of cedar oils in the air.
     
  7. 14chickmama

    14chickmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My brooder and my coop is made out of cedar and my chicks are fine. They are 3 mos old now! I've heard that you just can't use shavings!
     
  8. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady Premium Member

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    Is there any ventilation for them once inside? It doesn't look like there are windows or anything running around the top for fresh air exchange.

    And is that a public road behind the coop or your driveway?

    I am so paranoid about people letting my chickens out since it has happened a few times. Kids could come along and bang on the fence, dogs running around it and barking, stuff like that. I live on a farm and still have to deal with it. I hope you do not have these problems.
     
  9. Dogfish

    Dogfish Rube Goldberg incarnate

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    Nice job.

    Cedar itself is not an issue. Cedar shavings are.
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    The concrete blocks(?) the fence is sitting on - have openings in the middle - small critters could get into that and then into the run.
     

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