Here's my new 4x6 coop (pics!)

ChickFila

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Mar 7, 2010
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It has been built by my hubby during the last 2 weeks.
It is 4x6 coop, 3 roosts (will be installed next week) and with 6 nest boxes.
It has been more built than this by yesterday, but I wanted to show to get how you think about it!
The total cost to built this coop is around $500. I bought sidings, paint, roof shingles, etc... for this coop, they are ready to be put and rest in my garage now

I will update on pictures as progress is going on.
Too bad my hubby is on vacation for a week from now.
If you have any comment, please do not hesitate to let me know. Thanks!





 
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ChickFila

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Mar 7, 2010
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Oh boy.. I am a kind of sad, nobody posted their comment on this coop

3 roosts are already built and 6 nest boxes.
My hubby will work for sidings and shingles tomorrow.
Any comment? (bump up!)
 

smilingcat

Songster
10 Years
Jun 1, 2010
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See that the father is wearing a safety glasses but your son? and sandles??? No offense but I don't want to see anyone getting hurt.

Interesting building technique. It's not really framed is it?? looks like he is using 2x2s to make the right angle connection between the plywood. It works. And I might add too that it looks very nice. Like to see when its done and painted. And will it have vents for the winter or is it just the windows.
 

Kansaseq

Prairie Wolf Farm Asylum
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Feb 12, 2009
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Very cool looking coop. Though if you have 6 hens, you really only need 2 nest boxes. I've got 2 nest boxes for 9 hens, and they STILL all use the same box. In fact, sometimes there is a line! I've come to gather eggs and found one or two hens on one nest, with another pacing, waiting for her turn. There is a completely empty, perfectly good nest box available, but nooooo, they all want to use the 'good' one!
It won't hurt to have more than you need, but you could also use the space for storage. Anyway, nicely built coop
 

chiknwhisper'r

Hatching
9 Years
Jun 12, 2010
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Quote:this looks like the ones that they show in the books, it is exactly like the ones in Randall Burkey, I love it and I commend your husband for doing it himself and not ordering it and paying the $500 for shipping and handling. Very good!!!!!!!!!
 

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