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Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by BigBuckSnort, Sep 9, 2009.

  1. BigBuckSnort

    BigBuckSnort In the Brooder

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    Here are some pics of my Home Made Coop. I seen a picture of a coop like this one online for over $400. It took me maybe 6-7 hours total to build and cost around $100. I just added the 'dog kennel run' yesterday. We let our dogs roam free so it was just sitting there, and I felt like our chickens would be happier w/ a lil more space.

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    one side of the roof comes off to see 2nd story- roosts & nest box
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  2. HEChicken

    HEChicken Crowing

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    My Coop
    That looks really good and looks a lot like mine that I got from Freecycle (see my BYC page) except mine doesn't have the upper level (yet - you gave me an idea!) What are the dimensions of the base?
     
  3. BigBuckSnort

    BigBuckSnort In the Brooder

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    those pics are small, huh?

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  4. BigBuckSnort

    BigBuckSnort In the Brooder

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    I think the Base is 6'x4'

    Here is a bigger pic of the inside.

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  5. Bizzybirdy

    Bizzybirdy Songster

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    Great Coop! Nice job. [​IMG]

    I would continue on up with the smaller hardware clothe however as a racoon will make short work of the chicken wire and that will be a horrible end for your chickies. Or else run a hot wire around the coop and the run....

    Just suggestions from my experiences with those dratted killer racoons.
     
  6. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Songster

    Aug 5, 2009
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    Great job and saved $$$$$. Probably sturdier too. The dog kennels seem a great solution....wish I had one. Checked a used one the other day but it was not in good shape [​IMG] I can 'recycle an X-Pen though but it will not be as tall....... And I second the suggestion re hardware cloth....just to be safe
     

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