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Here is our coop!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by kellieg1, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. kellieg1

    kellieg1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been wanting chickens for a longgggg time! Hubby was not working at the time (because of rain!) so he decided to build one out of a box/storage trailer.
    The inside walls stripped.
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    The Left side with window
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    The right side with window
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    All window in with a clean floor.
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    Hubby got this flooring from a resale shop for cheap.
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    Door and chicken door in.
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    Chicken door open.
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    Nesting boxes from a frame of a water bed drawers. To use the drawers or not is the question?
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    Here she is in her spot. Need to clean with a brush and paint.
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    I just loved how it turned out!

    Now is the question what size chickens!?!
    Cost:
    Trailer free
    The walls and flooring was about 200.
    We had all of the trim boards, roosting stuff and waterbed frame-drawers.
     
  2. smokeykk

    smokeykk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, how big is the box? that is the question...
     
  3. kellieg1

    kellieg1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't remember:/ I think its 16 X 12 but not sure I will measure it tomorrow and let you know.
    Sorry its 12 x 8 got that from the hubby tonight.
     
    Last edited: Jun 2, 2011
  4. FridayYet

    FridayYet Innocent Bystander

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    [​IMG] Very Cute! [​IMG]
     
  5. 3chimama

    3chimama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This looks great! Good use of old material!!
     
  6. HoP

    HoP Out Of The Brooder

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    Great job on the re-using material! I really like it!!! nice [​IMG]
     
  7. bryan99705

    bryan99705 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Heck of a good idea! One suggestion is more ventilation, sorry but that looks like it would be a oven in the summer sun
     
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    Country Heart City Girl With A

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  9. kellieg1

    kellieg1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. kellieg1

    kellieg1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:If you look real close on the last picture it has a 14" turbine on the top. Where its siting its getting the sunlight from the east, then the trees give it shade for the rest of the day. I will watch for the heat in the coop though.
     

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