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Moving them in...pics

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by shakecc, Jul 19, 2008.

  1. shakecc

    shakecc Out Of The Brooder

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    Well instead of buildling a new coop, my husband and I decided to section a 8' x 4' section of our garden shed to turn into a coop. Keeping in mind we have NO construction experience we were truely winging it! We kept a sense of humor and muddle through and are pretty proud of ourselves! My only concern is the size...I hope it is going to be large enough for our 7 chicks. Today is their first day in the coop. Now to start on the run...

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  2. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    You guys did a fantastic job!!! [​IMG] If the chicks look to cramped, in the future you can always add on. [​IMG]
     
  3. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    I was just thinking that if you added a couple of shelves the birds would roost on them and that it would add to your 'floor space' and make cleaning easier...a well-thought out space and itn't it nice when it's pristine?

    A sense of humor? Well, it's the most important thing! The chicks are pretty amusing! [​IMG]
     
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  4. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

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    Wow! For winging it you guys did a fantastic job!! Kudos to you both - especially for keeping a sense of humor. [​IMG]

    Your chickens should be very comfortable and happy. That size shed is just fine for your seven chickens. If, oops, sorry - WHEN you get more chickens you will need a larger coop.
     
  5. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    That looks great!! Even for someone WITH building experience! [​IMG] Way to go.
     
  6. dixygirl

    dixygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like that a lot! So bright and clean too
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  7. DWavs

    DWavs Out Of The Brooder

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    Looks great!

    Do you have an exterior window on the opposite side of the nesting boxes? Can get pretty hot in a garden shed.

    Well done!
     
  8. shakecc

    shakecc Out Of The Brooder

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    There is a window opposite the boxes and another opposite the feeder. We have been surprised with how cool the shed stays, but we have still have ordered a solar vent fan to install in hopes draw air through for added ventilation. I sure hope it does not get to hot!
     
  9. funonahonda

    funonahonda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very nice coop, that looks kinda like mine where I used half of my shed also.
     
  10. angels4

    angels4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    That looks great...[​IMG] I actually thought of doing the same thing, but because I store my lawnmower and gasoline in the shed I thought the fumes might cause the chickens to become ill, so I went a another way.
     

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