My coop and "coop" kids

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by highmountainchick, May 1, 2008.

  1. highmountainchick

    highmountainchick In the Brooder

    Mar 26, 2008
    this is my new coop that DH made for me, his chicken wife! Both our kids and our coop kids love it,

  2. Flycropper

    Flycropper In the Brooder

    Apr 8, 2008
    Central Arkansas
    Looks great! What are you using for covers on your nesting boxes? They look like bottoms to a dog crate/kennel. They look good too.
  3. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Crowing

    Mar 25, 2008
    Very nice and what a great idea for the nesting boxes! [​IMG]
  4. highmountainchick

    highmountainchick In the Brooder

    Mar 26, 2008
    Howdy flycropper,
    for the nest boxes, I had old stackable bins that I cut into with a Dremel. The girls can get in and out with no problem. I set the bins on a long board for support. I have a hook on the bins that I can pop off and clean the bins and all surfaces as needed. I also have individual boards under each next box, that way if I have a broody hen i can lift the bin off her and pick her and the nest up and put her in my broody hatching area with out disturbing her or her eggs. It's the only thing I could come up with on my budget.
  5. Anny

    Anny Songster

    Apr 24, 2008
    Detroit Michigan
    I love your idea for the nesting box, I was actually thinking along the same lines, or maybe using cat litter boxes. :)
  6. FrontPorchIndiana

    FrontPorchIndiana Songster

    Mar 8, 2008
    Nice job! Good idea to recycle those bins.
  7. max13077

    max13077 Songster

    Nothin' better than that!!! [​IMG]
  8. pattycake

    pattycake Songster

    May 7, 2007
    fingerlakes, ny
    How old are your chicks? They look just a bit older than mine... no one around here will build me another coop, so I'm buying a Chick-n-Barn which should be here tomorrow, and then the girls are out of the greenhouse! Whee!

    Your coop looks lovely!
  9. tmk

    tmk Songster

    Love you coop!! [​IMG]
    Looks like your girls are having fun with the chickens too [​IMG]

    My DH will be building one for me too.
    Hope it will be as nice as yours [​IMG]
  10. highmountainchick

    highmountainchick In the Brooder

    Mar 26, 2008
    Thanks for the feed back, you folks are great. My girls (chickens) are 9 weeks old today!!! They grow up so fast and then they're off and laying eggs all by themselves. [​IMG]

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