Here is my first coop -

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by mikefromnh, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. mikefromnh

    mikefromnh In the Brooder

    Aug 25, 2008
    After getting all kinds of idea on BYC I thought I'd show you all what I came up with.

    My coop is for six RIR hens. It is 4x7 and has plenty of ventilation (I hope!) I don't plan to insulate bc I can put it in a insulated barn if needed. The plan is to build a bigger coop in the future and use this one a brooder.

    Let me know what you think, I'll post more pictures as it takes shape.

    Thank you for all the help so far.

  2. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    lookin' good!
  3. bluey

    bluey thootp veteran

    Apr 10, 2008
    Washington, PA
    I love it Mike...

    Great job so far. I like how you integrated the nest boxes into the coop very much like Jarhead's design, although it might make sense to insulate the nestboxes since they'll have the most weather exposure...

    Last edited: Sep 11, 2008
  4. Cool! I can't wait to see it when it's done!
  5. Anny

    Anny Songster

    Apr 24, 2008
    Detroit Michigan
    Looks very nice!
  6. redoak

    redoak Songster

    Feb 27, 2008
    Russia, NY
    It's coming along great so far. The skids on your coop are the same design as mine.
  7. skyfires

    skyfires Trying to hide

    Jul 19, 2008
    The Ozarks of Arkansas
    Wow,,,lookin good Mike,,, I really like it,,,keep us posted,, [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  8. Sahara

    Sahara Songster

    Apr 22, 2008
    Keystone Heights, FL
    My husband just built a coop on the same type of skids.
    Here's a picture of it:
    It is a 8x6 with the nesting boxes on the back with lids so you can gather eggs on the outside.
  9. redoak

    redoak Songster

    Feb 27, 2008
    Russia, NY
    Nice looking coop Sahara, the door latch is really cool.
  10. lurky

    lurky Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    Thats looking good Mike [​IMG] Do you already have your birds?

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