my chicken coop!!!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by franzman12, Feb 17, 2013.

  1. franzman12

    franzman12 Out Of The Brooder

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    This is the outside view of my chicken coop and run. (It needs a new paint job)

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    When you open up the outside door I have a 3x4 ft space for my supplies (food, etc.)
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    Here is a picture of my nesting boxes
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    My roost along with another you can't see
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    Indoor space (my other roost)
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    My flock enjoying the yard
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    Fatman my brown leg horn rooster
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    My very big light Brahma hen!!!
    Tell me what you guys think !!!!
     
  2. 4 the Birds

    4 the Birds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks fine to me without paint! :) Nice Birds as well! Looks like a nice set-up. Can they get into the nesting boxes OK? It is hard to tell how high up they are. The one thing that I may suggest is brick pavers at your door entrance. My gate entrances and door entrances are prime mud holes after winter thaws and heavy rains. I laid 12" stone pavers at each of these places to make solid stoops. You may not have the traffic and soils that I have so it may not be a problem.
     
  3. franzman12

    franzman12 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes the chickens have no problem getting up to the nesting boxes. And thanks for the idea, it does get a little muddy. Sometime when it gets warmer I plan on adding a small almost porch off the front of it !!!
     
  4. franzman12

    franzman12 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm excited to add to my flock, once chick days start at TSC!!!!
     
  5. cjsgrlsx3

    cjsgrlsx3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The only thing I see that may be a problem is the "roofing" over the nesting boxes. I would put another board on top at an angle to prevent them from roosting on top. Your eggs will be a poopy mess if they continue to roost on it.
     
  6. TacomaChickNMom

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    looks awesome! Jealous!
     
  7. 4 the Birds

    4 the Birds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes I missed that. Good point! I would lower your nesting boxes some or add a little walkway across the front of them with an angled ramp up for easier access.
     
  8. jphendrix

    jphendrix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks great to me! We are in the process of building our on coop and run!
     
  9. Hillschicks

    Hillschicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Agreed, i'd lower the nest boxes.. they like to roost higher than they nest... Your light brahma is beautiful
     
  10. cjsgrlsx3

    cjsgrlsx3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My husband built really nice nesting boxes out of Fire House Subs pickle buckets......they couldn't roost on them because they are round (of course)! They wanted to lay their eggs in the corner. They use the buckets but prefer the corner. I placed an old milk crate with hay on the floor.....that became the favorite spot. Sometimes I find three laying eggs together!
     

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