Introduction and my coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by whathaveidone, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. whathaveidone

    whathaveidone Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello,

    I've lurked around for a while and got some great info from the board.

    My family now has a a flock twice the size we intended! 16 birds!

    (4) New Hampshire Reds
    (4) Black Sex Link
    (4) Barred Rock
    (2) Aracuna
    (2) Buff Oprington

    Birds are doing great and their out in the new coop after 6 weeks.

    Coop is 4x8 (wish I made it a bit bigger...) and just designed it as I went. Siding is all vinyl (was left over from when we had the house built 7 years ago). Window was picked up free on the side of the road.

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  2. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    Wow, that looks great. Reminds me exactly of my brother's coop that completely matches his house.

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  3. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bagdad KY
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    I think you did a fantastic job, very beautiful coop.

    Omran
     
  4. amyc

    amyc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your coop looks great - but 4 X 8 is a little small for 16 birds.....
     
  5. whathaveidone

    whathaveidone Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:That's why God made BBQ [​IMG].

    Thanks for the kind comments!
     
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  6. amyc

    amyc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That's why God made BBQ [​IMG].

    Thanks for the kind comments!

    Not meaning to second guess - but I totally messed up my math on my coop - for some reason I got in my head that a 4 X 8 was 48 sq feet and then an 8 X 8 would be 96 sq feet. Well, I realized the error of my ways and am now planning a 12 X 12.

    Yours does look really nice - I like how it matches the house.
     
  7. GardeNerd

    GardeNerd Chillin' With My Peeps

    Beautiful coop! I sure would not have thought you designed it as you went along or recycled stuff.

    Edited to add: Welcome to BYC and the end of your lurking. Glad to have you join us.
     
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  8. whathaveidone

    whathaveidone Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:That's why God made BBQ [​IMG].

    Thanks for the kind comments!

    Not meaning to second guess - but I totally messed up my math on my coop - for some reason I got in my head that a 4 X 8 was 48 sq feet and then an 8 X 8 would be 96 sq feet. Well, I realized the error of my ways and am now planning a 12 X 12.

    Yours does look really nice - I like how it matches the house.

    We had planned on a flock of 8, which at 4sqft/bird=32sqft

    But...
    we were told to plan on some dying... none died.
    we were told to plan on 15% being roo's... no roos.
    then my wife ordered them and thought "blue/green eggs would be cool" and we got 2 more...
     
  9. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very nice coop [​IMG]
     
  10. sloallie10

    sloallie10 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2008
    CA
    ha it looks EGGZACTLY the same as your house!
     

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