heres my coop so far...

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by backyardchickenfarmer, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. backyardchickenfarmer

    backyardchickenfarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    this is the coop sar far. the demensions are, the house is 4x4 square, and the run is 4 foot wide and 8 foot long. ill post my progress soon:)
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    The four chickens you put in it should be very happy.

    BTW... leave room to EXPAND...

    Sorry but you're gonna want MORE!
     
  3. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

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    Looks like a pretty nice setup. [​IMG]
     
  4. backyardchickenfarmer

    backyardchickenfarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hahahaha thanks guys, i dont know if you can see, but theres my egg laying coop in the background lol. its not a full shot but you can see the legs and the food bucket:)

    BTW and ideas both good or bad are welcome. ill love to hear things that i can do to improve it. and there will bee roosts and nest boxes i just didnt get that far yet.And what is the best paint to paint the house? thats not that expensive.
     
  5. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
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    We just use a cheap outdoor wood paint for ours. [​IMG]
     
  6. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    Coop's looking good! [​IMG]

    Quote:Leftovers or mistints [​IMG] Beyond that it doesn't matter.

    Prime first, though. Really truly. It makes a BIG difference in how long the paint lasts before needing scraping/sanding/repainting.

    Have fun,

    Pat
     
  7. backyardchickenfarmer

    backyardchickenfarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK,Thanks, I'm using chicken wire for the run area and putting 1/2 inch hardware wire about 3 feet up. would that make it stronger? because ive heard that chicken wire isnt that strong and raccoons and things can rip it open. is that true?Thanks
     
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  8. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    Reinforcing chickenwire with hardwarecloth on the lower part is probably largely a waste of money - raccoons and dogs can just reach up *above* the hardwarecloth part to rip the chickenwire apart.

    I'd suggest, for a budget, 2x4 welded wire (heavy gauge) with 1" or 1/2" chcikenwire inside it for the bottom 3' or so.

    Good luck, have fun,

    Pat
     
  9. backyardchickenfarmer

    backyardchickenfarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok so raccoons can go through chicken wire? and i have an update but i need to go post pics. i painted and trimmed and put the roof on!wo-hooo. now all i need to do is get different wire and make a door in the run and the little chickies have there new home:)
     

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