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Here's my coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by hunterblu123, Nov 14, 2010.

  1. hunterblu123

    hunterblu123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Made from a silage wagon
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  2. amydzek

    amydzek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    very nice!
     
  3. chicks4kids

    chicks4kids Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    Northern Indiana
    Wonderful idea!! I think that's the first time I've seen one made from a silage wagon! [​IMG]
     
  4. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Your coop is really nice!

    It is hard to tell from the pictures if your holes are large- but rats and weasels can get into a coop if your holes are larger than 1/2". Edited to include: oops- you can look at post #2 of this thread I just saw- he says 1/2 inch is good enough for a weasel:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=419264

    Under the baseboards it looks like you might need some hardware cloth or more boarding up to do. Also digging predators can get under the boards, unless you apron (out on top of the ground) or bury some hardware cloth.

    If you are interested you can do a search on here for "hardware cloth apron."

    I would LOVE to have a coop like that!!!
     
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2010
  5. hunterblu123

    hunterblu123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks it's not done yet. We still have to add the nest boxes and fix the bottom. Good thing is we don't have weasel or rats. I have a trap for the foxes. We trapped 5 in the spring b/f we had the chickens and have not seen any since. They do run free in the day and locked up @ night.
     
  6. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

    May 9, 2010
    Egglanta, GA
    Wow! Bravo! Yeah I agree, fix the holes. With holes ya can't have chicks! [​IMG]
     
  7. tennessee

    tennessee Out Of The Brooder

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    That is a great coop! I love it.
     
  8. Cargo

    Cargo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks great other than predator proofing it. Sounds like you have a plan for that as well. [​IMG]
     
  9. Lbrad7

    Lbrad7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2010
    Ringgold, GA
    Very cool idea! Love it!
     
  10. True Grit

    True Grit Chillin' With My Peeps

    Love it! Wish I had it![​IMG]
     

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