My coop and run almost done

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by sugarbush, Feb 14, 2009.

  1. sugarbush

    sugarbush Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can see the coop construction pictures on my pages under red cedar coop. I made one for myself and added a run yesterday. The run is done accept for the wire on top because I ran out of daylight. The chickens are mad that they cannot roam free anymore, but the neighbors are happy.

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    Last edited: Feb 14, 2009
  2. ThreeBoysChicks

    ThreeBoysChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2007
    Thurmont, MD
    Nice set up. Did you build it yourself? If yes, you should enter it in the next coop contest.
     
  3. sugarbush

    sugarbush Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, and it was entered in the last, minus the run.
     
  4. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2007
    Clarion County
    looks GREAT [​IMG]
     
  5. Cheryl

    Cheryl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Its very nice, is it made of red cedar? If it is, does the wood put off fumes?
     
  6. sugarbush

    sugarbush Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes they are red cedar, the wood loses its smell within a few days of being cut.

    I put it in our garden so I can drop the manure into the composter easily and throw waste produce to the chickens. It is actually sitting on a raise garden bed that I removed the soil from and replaced with wood mulch.
     
  7. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very cute coop, I really like it [​IMG]
     
  8. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    looks real nice.
    Good Job.
     
  9. ChandlersChickens

    ChandlersChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey I'm thinking of doing a run for the coop you made me. That one looks good! Do you leave the pop door open or are you going into the run to close it at night?
     
  10. sugarbush

    sugarbush Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I leave the door open, but the top of the run completely lifts off as one piece so I can get into it if I need to. I haven't had any preditor problems around here so leaving the door open works for me.

    The run is actually pretty simple. You can do it with 2x4s ripped in half on a tablesaw. I just built frames and covered them with wire, then I screwed them all together to form the run.
     

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