My Chick Majah

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Jenlyn9483, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. Jenlyn9483

    Jenlyn9483 Songster

    Jun 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, FL
    Here is a pick of my chick Majal that i designed. We built the whole thing out of 2x4s, plywood, trim and 1x6s that my BF got when he went and worked on a restraunt demolition on his day off for some extra cash. The Chimney part was a firewood display his step dad built for publix and gave to us after it warmed up. We built onto that.


    adding the run framing


    My BF building the bottom row of nest boxes


    me helping with the nest boxes

    now with nest boxes and ramp finished. we built the top nest boxes about 6 inches shallower than the bottom ones so the hens have a ramp and a walkway to get to all three top nest boxes. My smaller hens, the leghorns and game hen like the smaller nest boxes better. Guess they are cozier.


    Here is the back of the coop. it has two doors, the one shown is the access door, the other one was the same size but covers the nest boxes, so you just open that door and reach in and get the eggs.

    and here is the finished product

    The happy inhabitants

    The chickens aren't the only ones who love this big run:) this is my son with his favorite chicken, Sally the lone NH red. Needless to say she has a permeneant spot here.

    When we got those firewood displays (we got two) we quickly filled one with firewood from springtime land clearing. The second one was so cute that knew i had to somehow incorporate it into my chicken pen design. This was a very cost effective project since we got all those materials from that construction site. I only had to invest money in staples, wood screws and 1" poultry wire. SO about 50 bucks total was spent on this pen.. I'm very happy with it. My BF never knew he had a master chicken coop carpenter lurking somewhere inside him [​IMG] This is the second coop/ run we built together. I will include pics of other coops soon as I find them.
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2008
  2. It's darling! Just adorable! Great job you two, and thanks for sharing! The chimney is just so darn cute! [​IMG]
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  3. dixygirl

    dixygirl Songster

    May 14, 2008
    It is amazing. I love the shingles, the chimney, the pitched roof, the brick! Where did you get that brick veneer?
    Just gorgeous
  4. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Crowing

    Mar 25, 2008
    How cute!!! [​IMG]
  5. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Very nice! That pic of your son and his chicken is priceless [​IMG] You can tell he sure does like her [​IMG] Mine loves the chickens... but I don't know that the feeling is mutual yet [​IMG] LOL
  6. Anny

    Anny Songster

    Apr 24, 2008
    Detroit Michigan
    I love the fake brick, when I used to build sets for Theatre we used that stuff all the time.
  7. Jenlyn9483

    Jenlyn9483 Songster

    Jun 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, FL
    The brick veneer was purchased at home depo with the rest of the materials for the Firewood display. We got a whole truck load of 3 ft 1x6s so we just extended it 3 more feet. the chimney part has a raised floor which is what i built the nest boxes on. the other half I have a large feed (i built out of 1x6s, LOL!) on. easy access to refil it by opening the access door. I need to take a pick of my batam coop/ run (Down here we just call it a chicken pen! LOL). I like it even more. We are evolving in chicken pen design. So far I have only had to purchase wire:woot. [​IMG]

    BTW, the existing fixture (the fire wood display) was 8 ft wide.
  8. Okay then, so how much did you spend for your cute chicken cabin?
  9. Jenlyn9483

    Jenlyn9483 Songster

    Jun 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, FL
    All I had to purchase was staples, Wood screws and 125 ft of 1" biddy wire. The firewood displays were given to us by his step dad, which publix paid for the material for him to build the displays with and given to us after they were no longer needed. All the rest of the plywood, 2x4s, 1x6s, and trim were salvaged from the restraunt demolition. So i spent about $50-75 bucks all total.
  10. Aspen47591

    Aspen47591 In the Brooder

    Apr 1, 2008
    Love the design--definitely showing this one to Hubby!

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