my backyard city coop w/ pictures

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by okto, Nov 21, 2007.

  1. okto

    okto Out Of The Brooder

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    heres the coop i built for our small los angeles backyard, just finished the nesting box three days ago
    and got an egg today. thats good timing.

    1/2 cdx plywood and some 2x4s. originally used when they were all chicks, seven of them then.
    added on some longer legs to raise things up a bit when all the ladies grew up.

    the roost is a 2x4 thats rounded on top. the top of the coop also opens up on hinges to air things out.
    i use wood shavings for litter. emptied things out for a monthly cleaning.

    couldnt have done it without everyones help here, thanks everyone here

    ignore the bunny hutch stored on top
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    the front opens up to let in the sun and air to dry out the coop when needed
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    the ramp up from the roost to the nesting box, made to big lady dimensions
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    easy access from the outside
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    looking inside the nesting box
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    Last edited: Nov 21, 2007
  2. alex

    alex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thats a really nice coop ya have thee...nice job.
     
  3. picklespickles

    picklespickles Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 27, 2007
    i love it that you have chickens in los angeles. that is so fab. [​IMG]
     
  4. johnnyjack

    johnnyjack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] very nice job .well done.
     
  5. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    Looks great!
     
  6. KingsCalls

    KingsCalls Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 22, 2007
    New Market,Tn.
    Great job.....! Where's the pics of the birds?
     
  7. Smitty's Farm

    Smitty's Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 24, 2007
    St Clair County, Il
    Vey cute! Nice job! Thanks for sharing your pictures.
     
  8. okto

    okto Out Of The Brooder

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  9. Chickadee28

    Chickadee28 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ohh, I like this! So cute and functional.
     
  10. muddler6

    muddler6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I may have to "borrow" some ideas for my next coop! well done!
     

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