Here is my new Chicken Coop (Still in Progress)

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by kiaya611, Mar 21, 2007.

  1. kiaya611

    kiaya611 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I took an old wood "shed" and have turned it into a chicken coop. It was about 8'X32' but by the time I put level and plumb walls up, it ended up to be 6.5'X32'. I will be staining the whole thing a redwood color and adding wood lattice on the OSB sections so it looks better. Yesterday, my nephew and I finished the chicken yard (pictures to follow). Today we plan to paint the interior semi-gloss white and stain the exterior if the weather warms up...the temperature has dropped considerably all of a sudden. It is 33° right now.

    I still have to build the nest boxes and roosts and install electricity and plumbing in the coop. My chicks (fast becoming chickens at 3 and 4 weeks old) will be needing a place outside soon. There 5.5'X6.5' "brooder" is getting a bit small for the spunky ones. I have 42 in all.

    I hope these attachments work:

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    Take care,
     
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  2. Marion

    Marion Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] The links don't work for me and I wanted to see so badly! Good luck with the rennovations!
     
  3. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Didn't work for me either......
     
  4. kiaya611

    kiaya611 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry about that...I fixed that problem and they will show up on the post itself now. All of this computer stuff...I am not the most adept at it [​IMG]
     
  5. Marion

    Marion Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great remodel Kiaya! I think it will work out to be a fine coop for your flock! Can't wait to see the finished product!
     
  6. kiaya611

    kiaya611 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just went out and took a couple of pics of the new chicken yard. Thought you might like to see them.

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    Hope you like them [​IMG]
     
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  7. tropical chicken

    tropical chicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Very, very nice Steven!! [​IMG] Certainly alot of thought and hard work went into this project. Your chickens will be very content in there!
     
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  8. soonerdog

    soonerdog Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well done Steven!!! Good work!!! I know your going to enjoy your birds and the set up. I was glad to see the outside version. It has given me an idea. Thanks, Johnny
     
  9. kiaya611

    kiaya611 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are the newest pics of the coop. The outside is finished. Now I can get the inside finished!

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    I still think I might do something about that roof line...but that isn't necessary right now. I was thinking of putting wood shingles across the front to even out the uneven roofline.

    Anyway, I hope you enjoy these. It has been allot of work, but allot of fun too.
     
  10. 4H kids and mom

    4H kids and mom Cooped Up

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    OMG Its lovely! Great handy work! You could fit quite alot of chickens comfortably in there! [​IMG] Plan on adding more? hehehehe
     

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