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how we did our cabin coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by alibraun, Oct 30, 2013.

  1. alibraun

    alibraun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]nesting boxes built n placed dust bath in back
     
  2. alibraun

    alibraun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]feeder now till I can build one from PVC,waterer to b made also. I plan to put rain barrel outside n pipe it in to coop and to the run.
     
  3. alibraun

    alibraun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]pop door is made of 1/4" thick stainless steel scrap. channels are screwed into groves in both sides, bottom of door rests on top of floor joist channel. door weighs around 20 lbs n its a bit sharp, I have concerns of guillotine mishap here. automatic chicken door please Santa??
     
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  4. alibraun

    alibraun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we have work yet to do on this. I want to install a fenced wall three ft from inside the door for storage with a small loft above screen door entrance to my girls. also we have yet to redo our roost, I hope I didn't hurt anyone's feelings while asking on that idea.we plan to make a tree for inside using a dead elm tree and limbs from others drilled n placed in a spiral pattern in back corner. oh and we currently have a chicken net as outside fence that works great, but since the new set up I have hawk problem. we start wire grid over the run tomorrow, girls very mad they haven't been out, think I heard them call me some bad names yesterday. I will try to show how the notch was done, think there may be one or two mistakes in scrap barrel. hope u enjoy n I will answer questions if I am able.
     
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  5. TXchickmum

    TXchickmum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    -love this coop!!!!!
     
  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    My Coop
    What was the router for?
     
  7. JanetS

    JanetS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Love this!! You all did a great job. Just out of curiosity. How did you move it out of your pole barn??
     
  8. alibraun

    alibraun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you all! the router was used to make notch for log end to fit into log running opposite way, at corners, I need to go find some pieces n show u better. we have few corners that may cause problems later since depth is wrong
     
  9. alibraun

    alibraun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh! JanetS we moved it from barn with our 32 horse Farmall , Go Red!
     
  10. alibraun

    alibraun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    aart I looked at your coop on your page, I love it. your windows up by the peak, applause!! I would have had heck of a time with getting that idea across, also I wish I could cover my run like u did. my run has so many trees n think it would get damaged too soon.
     

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