Is a coop ever really done?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by nh104, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. nh104

    nh104 In the Brooder

    Mar 15, 2012
    New Haven, CT
    Im almost finished with building but i already have ideas on how to improve or add things. Anyone else have these thoughts?

  2. Donna5

    Donna5 In the Brooder

    Feb 18, 2011
    Wadsworth, IL
    we built our first coop in Feb of last year, already we have added a "condo" for the silkies and a fenced run! It is a never ending cycle of building. Good thing hubby has a sense of humor!
  3. dreamcatcherarabians

    dreamcatcherarabians Songster

    Jul 29, 2010
    I find I'm running into the constant "coop reno" thing here too. We converted an old shed that was real derelict and made a nice tight coop for the girls. Then we built a run and doubled the size of the run almost immediately. First we used chicken wire but I read about needing to use hard cloth if you have raccoons and skunks, so we re-did the wire. Now we've redone the laying boxes, replaced the original floor because I didn't like how soft it felt (always was afraid it would give out when I was in there with a lap full of chickens), then we re-set the roosting bars, then put in a poop board, then hung the waterers and feeders........Now contemplating putting in a big corner waterer and when I get that done I think i want another coop and run for more chickens...AAAAAHHHHHHHHH chicken math!

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