Here we go again....new coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by terryc, Jan 27, 2008.

  1. terryc

    terryc Out Of The Brooder

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    Well its been less than a year since I built the last coop for our 5 girls and mamma has the bug for more birds. So she placed the order with Ideal for more birds..... and gave ME MY ORDERS to get building. So here is our second coop in the building stages. I still have to finish the inside with nesting boxes, perches, run door, more venting besides the windows and oh yea...an 10x12 wired run. I dread doing the run since we are very rocky and digging holes for posts is always a challenge around here. But it'll get done...if I have to blast the holes. LOL

    Anyway, the coop is 8 x 8 and 8 ft high. So far I figure the cost has been around $400 so far.


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    So what y'all think so far?

    Thanks,

    Terry
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I think it's great! My first coop was 8x8, then we added 12' onto it a year later. Oh, why not just go ahead and build a 12x20 building, Terry? You know that one will be filled in no time, LOL!
     
  3. Redfeathers

    Redfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is a wonderful coop!! Excellent workmanship.
     
  4. RepoBob

    RepoBob Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Beautiful workmanship. Looks really nice. From what I can see this hobby grows geometrically. This year its one new coop, next year its two, then four and so on. [​IMG]. Heck I only started this fall and have a nice big coop, but I was out looking at the hayloft in the barn thats not being used trying to figure how to build a ramp the chickens could walk up. Its addictive.

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  5. Dbl T in CO

    Dbl T in CO Out Of The Brooder

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    Very nice. I love seeing the coop designs people come up with. Yours is great. [​IMG]
     
  6. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    [​IMG] Thats awesome.............

    Just wish I could talk my hubby into doing something like that... [​IMG]
     
  7. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I'd love to have a coop like that!

    Do you have problems with the soil heaving and settling with the coop on top? I am guessing the ground doesn't freeze solid in TX. :p
     
  8. terryc

    terryc Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Freezing? In Texas, never...lol. No I don't suspect freezing will be an issue here at all. If I was back in Pennsylvania where I grew up, I'd never try putting it up on blocks like I did this one. I have another shed that is up on block piers completely, the back side is at least 3or 4 feet on piers and have never moved.

    Terry

    Motorcycle Riding in The Texas Hill Country
     
  9. terryc

    terryc Out Of The Brooder

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  10. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is just beautiful!! Great job.
     

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