Interior Coop Pics

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by jason9111, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. jason9111

    jason9111 Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow, just checked the thread and I can't believe there has been so many views. I guess what I wanted to see, alot of others wanted to see too. I have gotten some great ideas from your pictures and hope to post some of my own soon. Keep them coming!
     
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  2. mewantseggs

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    First of all here is my coop. Construction cost less than $100. Most wood was free. We only had meat birds for three years then decided to expand the coop and raise some layers and roosters I guess. Straight run of nine chickens and we ended up with six cockerels and three pullets. Ended up finding two more Americauna pullets. For the addition, someone I knew had some rough lumber weathering for a couple years and just wanted to get rid of it, cost for addition $20 worth of screw and nails. Original coop, siding came from a buddies house. He had cedar clapboard but switched to vinyl. I collected a pile up his scrap and had enough for the whole exterior. Lumber for the original coop was $60. I got older twisted boards (and some good ones too), thus the deal. Coop measures 15' x 6'
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  3. mewantseggs

    mewantseggs Out Of The Brooder

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    Now for the interior. Just so everyone knows I am new to this and just making things up as I go.
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    Here's a good use for an old hockey stick. You can see one nesting box on the right. The box juts out into the barn to save floor space. I need a piece of belting down inside the box then add shavings. two more boxes to build. Box has flip down back for egg retrieval inside the barn
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    Three doors in the coop. One on either end, and one going into the old barn cut between the studs.
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    The studs in the middle of the floor are from the old exterior wall.
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    Lots of roosting space. We have a bunch of downed trees towards the end of the yard, so we cut some up for roosts.
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    We didn't have a lot of money to put into this coop so we used some recycled material, including a broken shovel handle. The chickens like sitting up in the windows, but they poop there and it gets dirty, so on the new side there are no sills for them to sit on, but there is a roost directly in front of the window.
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    Here are a couple other angles. You may notice the window beside the door has a piece of lumber going across it. Didn't want Irene to blow it open and bust window. Window very old and fragile.
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    You probably noticed the gap between the boards on the exterior wall. The boards were mounted tight together, but as they have been drying the gap has been increasing.
     
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  4. seanb

    seanb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's the inside of our 6x9 coop. Walls are 7' high, roof peak is a about 9'. We started using newspaper on the poop board and it's made it easier to clean up.


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  5. serenityNH

    serenityNH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's some pics of my interior. Our coop is a 10 x 12 shed that we re-purposed into our chicken coop- these pictures were taken before the girls move in [​IMG]

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  6. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is the inside of my coop it's still a work in progress.

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  7. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You Guys Rock , very very nice pictures and coops thanks for posting.
     
  8. CrestedGirl

    CrestedGirl Polish Obsessed

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    I love this thread!!!
     
  9. kitkatnoah

    kitkatnoah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Oh, my word! I just choked on my coffee when I read #7! Thank for the morning laugh! [​IMG]
     
  10. TinyChickenLady

    TinyChickenLady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:[​IMG] Haha loooooove it! I think I might have to get mine some eye candy when they're older just for that reason right there!
     

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