It almost killed me. Custom small coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by homesteadforage, May 17, 2017.

  1. homesteadforage

    homesteadforage Just Hatched

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    I am not a handy person. With a rough sketch, blind optimism, and some help with my dad, the monster is 99% complete! I've got four Buff Orpington chicks coming in a week. The rough dimensions are 4x6.
     

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  2. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Be Happy! Read more. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!
    Congratulations on keeping yourself alive!
    You think the coop almost killed ya...just wait until the chicken math hits!

    Very nice job!
     
  3. homesteadforage

    homesteadforage Just Hatched

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    Thank you!! Dare I ask what "chicken math" is?! (I'm obviously a newbie )
     
  4. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Be Happy! Read more. Premium Member

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    Chicken math...basically...when you figure out that chickens are just way too cool..and you need more...must have more...must build bigger coop...
     
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  5. djunafarms

    djunafarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You are going to love the buffs. I have one buff and she is the most hilarious chicken. Everyone in my family lives for watching her goofy run. Good job on the coop! I also predict you will quickly outgrow your first coop. I did.
     
  6. homesteadforage

    homesteadforage Just Hatched

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    Oh my gosh! That's what the guy said when I ordered them. I'd be getting more next year
     
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  7. homesteadforage

    homesteadforage Just Hatched

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    Thanks a lot! I hear they're good with kids and I have a one year old I hope will grow up enjoying the girls. I hope I don't outgrow it, I don't have another building project in me for a couple of years!
     
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  8. Feathers4Fun2

    Feathers4Fun2 Out Of The Brooder

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    That looks great. Your chickens will love it, especially on wet windy days.
    Welcome to BYC.
     
  9. BYC910

    BYC910 Overrun With Chickens

    :welcome Looks good and like a bit of work I would cover the floor with something . Linoleum or something . I use old rubber and vinyl roofing in mine and then shavings or hay. Makes it easier to clean . But you can use plastic or old swimming pool liners make good floor covers .
     
  10. homesteadforage

    homesteadforage Just Hatched

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    Thank you :)
     

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