I need Plans but not just any I need azkaban prison plans for a coop.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by crazychicken, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. crazychicken

    crazychicken Songster

    Sep 11, 2008
    Alright so we have officially outgrown our house and a person from church is selling almost six acres of wooded land and is willing to sell it to us cheap for only $65,000. we went to see it today and it is absolutely amazing the views are beautiful, it has a stream and a huge deposit of bedrock toward the back so us kids can climb on and play or just to find a quiet place to read or work. it has huge trees and we are seriously considering buying it. we would have to build a house so it would be a year or so before we could move in but it is great. it has an abundant supply of wildlife and this is were we have a problem. in the hour we were there we saw deer,turtles,a snake, and a fox. now you can see my problem I need coop plans but not just any plans I need plans for an azkaban prison plans for a coop. nothing gets in nothing gets out and my chickens stay safe from hungry foxes or snakes or what ever else hides behind it's serene beauty. so basically I am asking for coop plans but they just have to be a fortress so to speak. [​IMG]

    thanks in advance

    Last edited: Jan 31, 2009
  2. CritterHill

    CritterHill Songster

    Feb 3, 2008
    SE PA
    We are in a similar situation and this is what my husband built. I don't have plans, but there is a step by step series of photos that shows him building it on my BYC page:




  3. chicksalot

    chicksalot Songster

    Sep 20, 2008
    It sounds just wonderful, how lucky for you to have a chance at this! It sounds like you will have plenty of time to get those plans secured...the coop AND your house! Good Luck in resettling your family & birds!
  4. crazychicken

    crazychicken Songster

    Sep 11, 2008
    Wow I like yours.

    yes I love it if we move out of the city I can finally have more chickens. and I can hatch more with out my dad staring at a calendar saying only 8 weeks until we have to get rid of them [​IMG]

    but of course it is all up to mom and dad but I have my fingers crossed [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2009
  5. 98 gt

    98 gt a man of many... chickens

    Jan 14, 2009
    Marshville NC
    Same situation, same state... But I actually had to finally shoot the problem(s) shot 3 coyotes 2 months ago... Where in NC are you going to be located??
  6. crazychicken

    crazychicken Songster

    Sep 11, 2008
    We are currently about 30-45 minutes from Raleigh and the land we are looking at is about an hour from Raleigh.
  7. CARS

    CARS Songster

    Quote:It sounds beautiful and hope you get it but I am just scratching my head figuring out why land prices are so different across the states? I bought 3 acres with a 2200 square foot house, barn, storage shed, attached garage, etc here in MN 3 years ago for <80K. I am sure that that wooded land is going to be awesome though. My view is corn fields or soybean fields [​IMG]

    As far as your predator problem, learn to hunt and trap. Wildlife needs to be managed. then build as strong of a defense as you can.
  8. Mesa

    Mesa Songster

    Nov 21, 2008
    New Mexico
    No kidding about prices of land, here we looked at 10 acres of land for 1.2 million. INSANE... and no it isnt pretty here. It's ugly no trees no grass nothing... just dirt.
  9. #1California Chick

    #1California Chick Songster

    Dec 5, 2008
    SF Bay Area
    What city/town in NC do you live in now?? What is the city/town that you are planning to move to??

    The new land sounds like a great place. Just read all the "Coop and Run" threads and you will get plenty of suggestions for making you coop and run predator-proof!!! Also read the "Predator" threads for keeping your cihickens safe!!

    Good Luck!!

  10. crazychicken

    crazychicken Songster

    Sep 11, 2008
    maybe a four foot across gorge that is 4-5 feet deep all the way around with a drawbridge that can be pulled down or up so us people can cross.

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