Long & Narrow Space

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by butterchicken, Sep 16, 2010.

  1. butterchicken

    butterchicken New Egg

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    We just finished building a long and narrow coop .. can I post pictures?
     
  2. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

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    Please post pictures. I would love to see your coop.
     
  3. butterchicken

    butterchicken New Egg

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    I am just figuring out how to get the pictures posted ... here's a shot from our back porch with the hens up on their outdoor perch.

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    Here's the girls under their outdoor perch looking down the length of our back fence, the nesting boxes are at the end.

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    Here's their 4 laying boxes built between our greenhouse (8x12) and the fence. The panel behind the laying boxes opens from the outside for easy access to the eggs.
     
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  4. butterchicken

    butterchicken New Egg

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    This area has a roof over it and they sleep up on the roost in here.
     
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  5. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Very clever use of space!! [​IMG]
     
  6. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

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    I agree, great use of space. What is that green plant in the center of the run? Where do they sleep at night? Oh, BTW, [​IMG]
     
  7. aubreynoramarie

    aubreynoramarie designated lawn flamingo

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    lol, say goodbye to all the pretty foliage inside the coop, though!
     
  8. butterchicken

    butterchicken New Egg

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    Thanks !!

    The green plant is a Hydrangea that lived there before they moved in. So far they don't like to eat it and it doesn't seem to mind the manure. There is also an evergreen clematis weaving around the coop which they don't eat. Do you have a horse by Gallo del Cielo?
     
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  9. Schultz

    Schultz CluckN'Crow Farm

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    Great job! It looks very nice! [​IMG]
     
  10. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

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    Thank you for posting pictures of your coop. It looks like we have very similar backyards, only my house faces another neighbor behind the fence. We tucked our coop into the corner of the yard and stretched the run just a little ways along the fence.
     

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