Just finished up our first coop!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by MikeMc82, May 25, 2016.

  1. MikeMc82

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    After a couple years of discussing chickens my wife and I dove in this past Easter. I started the coop a week prior and figured Id have it done in a few weeks. Took quite a bit longer than anticipated, but me and my 2 year old building assistant deemed it ready to share with the world this week. Turns out 2 year olds like to show up late and leave early. Who knew.... We still have a couple small finishing touches, but any thoughts or improvements you folks see are greatly appreciated, this is our first go round at building a coop.


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  2. Intheswamp

    Intheswamp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! Really nice monitor!!! I'm kind of confused on the new extension, though...decide you wanted twice the room, I guess? :) Nice lookin' coop, ya'll will enjoy it immensely, I'm sure!
     
  3. MikeMc82

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    Intheswamp, unfortunately my dogs prohibit letting the birds free range, so thats the run. Coop is 8'x8' with an 8'x8' run. Full size doors on the back with a half height door for clean out into the run. 6 nesting boxes with access from the back outside the coop. Roost over a pdz pan. Doors are finished now inside to match the walls, I need to make ramps up to the roost, but other than that it's pretty close to complete.
     
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  4. Nef003

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    Wow, this looks superb!!!
     
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Great job!

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  6. Intheswamp

    Intheswamp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Now that's what I'm talkin'bout!!!!

    So, when are you coming down to build me one? You would love the humidity down here!!! <grin>
     
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    Beautiful!!
     
  8. PineCone67

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    Wow, very nice! Congrats!
     
  9. scooter147

    scooter147 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great job. You will always no what it is as the name is on the door. [​IMG]

    I'd skip the ramp to the roosts. Those roosts are not too high. My experience is ramps especially when not needed just get in the way when cleaning, the need to catch a chicken etc.

    You can always provide a bit a free range with the dogs are confined.
     
  10. MikeMc82

    MikeMc82 New Egg

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    Any thoughts on minimum height. Roost pan is roughly 18" up if I remember right. Roost is another 12" over that. Right now they are using the window ledges only and not the bar, maybe as they mature they will use the higher roost? Thanks for the insight.
     
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