Inside coop pics for Tennessee...

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by aimeeinwv, Sep 19, 2009.

  1. aimeeinwv

    aimeeinwv Chillin' With My Peeps


    Inside. Sorry, it's almost coop cleaning day. The house is a mess! I clean every Sunday :) We used limbs for roosts.. just a lil som'n natural for them.


    Temporary Nesting Boxes.. just in case! We have the back wall framed up for an exterior nesting box with lid/hatch for retrieving eggs. There will be 8 boxes.. 12 x 12" each, as you can see by the 2x4 frames. We made extra because we want to up our flock next year by at least double.



    Here's the front side.. with all it's mess. The fence is for "dog" days. We leave them in the fence in the mornings now... to keep them from having to deal with neighbor's dogs which are usually out and about in the a.m. I asked my husband to stand in the pic to give an idea of size. He's just under 6' tall.

    The back where the nesting boxes will be. This is by the way the chickens pool. They love it on hot days!!! I stopped painting where the boxes go.

    Hope these help!!
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Looks like it will be nice when totally finished...

    Always best to put nest boxes lower than the roosts... but you know that.
  3. mmtillman

    mmtillman Chillin' With My Peeps

    You have an adorable coop!! I love it and I bet your chickens are sooo happy!! [​IMG]
  4. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    Nice coop!!!!

    SPRING CREEK FARM Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 11, 2009
    [​IMG] very nice, extremely neat and well kept coop! [​IMG]
  6. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 5, 2009
    Middleton, WI
    [​IMG] Very nice!!! Love the color!!!! Post pics when you have the nestboxes please, I'd love to see them!!!!! Sounds like your chickens live at the Hen-Spa....soothing color, pool and all....[​IMG]
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2009
  7. aimeeinwv

    aimeeinwv Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:For sure! We have all the roosts above the nests except the little "step up" roosts. None of them roost on them now that they are bigger. They just use them as steps..[​IMG] We removed a couple roosts that were just above the boxes, hate to think a poor lady would get poop'd on whilst trying to have her private egg moment!

    The nesting boxes will be cut out right where the temp boxes are right now. They will be external, so that'll give them a little more privacy and make it easy for us to lift the hatch and get the eggs of course.

    We are planning to insulate then put paneling over that for some winter warmth. It gets mighty cold here in the mountains.

    Thanks for all the compliments!!
  8. TennesseeTruly

    TennesseeTruly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 5, 2009
    Church Hill, TN
    Aimee, thank you so much!! Hubby has a better idea of what he's doing now. Please tell your hubby we said thank you too! You were both kind enough to do this for us!

    I saw your coop and I told hubby I wanted this for my LF Cochins. It's absolutely perfect for them!

    You're the best!!!


  9. Big C

    Big C J & C Farms

    Dec 15, 2008
    Vernon Texas
    Great looking coop!
  10. AmeraucanaLuver

    AmeraucanaLuver Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 5, 2009
    Its a nice desing Love the color!!![​IMG] Can i post some pics of my coop on here to? [​IMG][​IMG]

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