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My coop! (Lots of pictures!)

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Tanka, Jul 27, 2013.

  1. Tanka

    Tanka In the Brooder

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    Hello BYC'ers! Please bear with me, I'm still relatively new here and still trying to figure out how everything works. In may I picked put six chicks from my local grain store (four barred rocks and two buff orpingtons) and thought I would build my own coop. After searching around on here I thought how hard could it be? So I cleaned out a spot in my yard leveled it out and put pavers down.
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    Then I put a pallet on top. I put down plywood for the floor. And that's as far as I got. I'm not very good with wood working and I just couldn't figure out on my own, haha. So I found a guy on Craigslist that said he would build me one for $200. I thought that was a great deal, turns out it was better then I thought. The coop is almost 5' by 5' on the inside and about 6' tall.
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    The front
    I also made the ramp.

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    Side with the nesting boxes

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    Other side/back (I was staining, you can see the bucket of stain in the corner of the picture.)

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    Inside

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    Nesting boxes

    Then after looking at coops here on BYC I decided it would be a good idea to put the linoleum flooring in my coop. I went to lowes and told them what I'm doing and they brought me to the 'left overs bin'. I got a almost 13' by 6' piece for $8. Great deal!
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    And I cut it up and put it in.
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    The nesting boxes
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    And added pine shavings
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    I also attached the lock
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    I will take a picture tomorrow of the whole thing all settled in.

    My next project is to make the run, which should be fun. I don't know if this will help anyone but its fun sharing.
    Also, if anyone has and tips for building a run please let me know! Thanks! :)
     
  2. Baymule

    Baymule Songster 8 Years

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    That is so cute!! You got a really good deal on that coop! Your chicks will love it! [​IMG]
     
  3. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Crowing Premium Member

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    Awesome! [​IMG]
     
  4. Tanka

    Tanka In the Brooder

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    Thanks baymule and mr mmk farms!
     
  5. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Crowing Premium Member

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    No problem!
     
  6. MoonShadows

    MoonShadows The Jam Man 5 Years

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    Great deal on a great looking coop! One suggestion. That ramp looks rather steep in your last photo. I would suggest a softer incline and cleats about every 4-6 inches. best of luck with the new coop and your chickens.
     
  7. tweetr1979

    tweetr1979 Chirping

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    WOW that is a really, really good deal for that coop! Very nice indeed!!!
     
  8. ChirpyChicks1

    ChirpyChicks1 Songster 5 Years

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    Looking good!
     
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  10. Tanka

    Tanka In the Brooder

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    Thanks everyone! And thanks for the tip MoonShadows, I wasn't too sure about the incline and where to put cleats, so I just guessed, haha.
     

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