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I think I lost my mind.I built a model of my coop to be.pics have fun

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by TheJuan-n-Only, Feb 17, 2011.

  1. TheJuan-n-Only

    TheJuan-n-Only Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 10, 2010
    Tampa
    Ok, so I think I lost my mind. I joined BYC about 5 months ago thinking that by this spring I would be able to have a house and with that I would make a nice chicken coop and walking run for 5 or 6 birds. Well the house wont happen for a while so I we will be renting one for a little while. With that the Coop and walk in run plans changed to a tractor. After searching here I found BYC member MAllen's page ( https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=39717-how-to-build-a-brood-pen ). The rental home is very frustrating since we have 2 big dogs and I want/need a big backyard. So the building of the tractor keeps getting pushed back. In order not to loose my mind I decided to build a tractor model! (I needed to build something!! lol) Think of the frame as 2x4's and it will be aprox 4'Wx8'Lx4'H

    My Fiance thinks I lost my mind!!! lol (Have I!!!?)

    I'm making some changes to the original plans. I'm adding outside nest boxes and a roof on the entire thing since I live in FLA :eek:)...hardwire on the bottom since I wont be able to dig in, will be adding sand to the entire thing for easy clean up, no roost on the model but I wil have a roost 2' off the ground....did I miss anything? (you may want to look at the original since my "model" is a mess! lol). Would 3 birds be "comfy" in there?

    Lets starts this madness:

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    Walls up, door opens lol

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    view from top

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    oops forgot nest boxes

    ok boxes done

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    Roof on:

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    the back....nest boxes open! lol

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    Did I mentioned I've never built anything, not even a model before...then again I'm sure you can tell by now!!! Hope you had fun with my madness!!
     
  2. paddock36

    paddock36 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just wanted to mention you forgot the wire and the chickens are going to get out. [​IMG]
     
  3. GeneJordan

    GeneJordan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    when you got the bug... you got the bug
     
  4. TheJuan-n-Only

    TheJuan-n-Only Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 10, 2010
    Tampa
    Quote:Is ok paddock I have time, I've looking for micro bantam chicks and still can't find any! lol [​IMG]
     
  5. Ema

    Ema Chillin' With My Peeps

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    N. Ontario CANADA
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    apart from that I think the real coop will look great....this is how you know you are hooked!!!! Welcome to Chicken Anonymous [​IMG]
     
  6. stuckinthecity

    stuckinthecity Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOVE! I just can't believe I haven't done this before... [​IMG]
     
  7. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    If you have lost your mind, so did I, last Summer. Here is the cardboard model *I* built of the coop I later constructed (pretty much like the model, as a matter of fact....)
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  8. Kathryn4629

    Kathryn4629 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is great!! [​IMG]

    Why didn't I think of building a model? Now that I think of it I could cut out pieces that are the size of a sheet of plywood (but miniature of course) to start [​IMG]

    It looks good to me, especially if you are only having 3 chickens in there. Are they going to free range?
     
  9. TheJuan-n-Only

    TheJuan-n-Only Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 10, 2010
    Tampa
    Quote:hahahaha, I feel so much better now!!!! Thanks!!! The real thing should be easy to build...I hope lol
     
  10. 6chickens in St. Charles

    6chickens in St. Charles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I couldn't get cardiology. Couldnt recall which valve went where?

    DH bought me a set of clay. I made 14 hearts. Real ones, with the valves in the right places and the vessels going their special ways.

    Now I adore my patient's heart sounds, I can really tell what's going on every time I take a listen, and it is an act of love and fascination.

    One day I heard a funky beat. I asked her, "do you want to tell me about your rythmn? Nice beat, easy to dance to, but...."

    She said "Nobody's ever noticed it but you. I was born with my heart missing the right ventricle, and it's in there backwards. I was a blue baby. I'm a miracle." She is 23.

    I bet your model will lead you to your miracle. "To be, Do." was a bumper sticker I saw once, and it stuck with me.
     

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