My Current Project - Workshop & Coop Combo

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by PurpleChicken, Oct 20, 2007.

  1. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    I started building this last month. What started out as a plan to build a small
    shed grew into this quickly.

    It's 12' x 24'. I used a 31 degree roof for better strength, snow runoff, and
    loft storage. I'm almost half way through the vinyl siding.

    It's a mess and a work in progress but it is fully operational. The main
    chicken area is 18' x 3' with a divider if needed. I had the divider in but my
    hens insisted on more space, just like my wife.

    On top of the chicken area is the rabbit condo. It has two floors so we can
    seperate them once they start doing the rooster/rabbit dance.

    Next to the rabbits is our secondary brooder. Our chicks will go in there at 3 or
    4 weeks.

    In back we have the run. It's temporary and will be must larger when I'm done.

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    The chickens will hang out with me on my little couch. That is where you'll find
    me every night when the kid goes to sleep.
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    Broody Buffy in egg box assembly
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    I put this fan insert in whenever I can. It pulls dust and air directly out of the
    coop area and makes a HUGE difference in the temp and dust levels.
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    Sorry dial up users.
     
  2. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2007
    Poolville, TX
    Wow, so that is the rec room for you and your chickens. [​IMG] Great job. [​IMG]
     
  3. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2007
    Sanford N.C.
    Very Nice setup. My DH has a building that size that he uses for his wood shop, [​IMG] I keep trying to talk him into letting me have it for the hen house, so far no luck.
     
  4. PurpleChicken

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    TC, "rec room" is the perfect description.

    NC, explain to your husband it is truly dual purpose and he'll
    have the chickens to talk to when he's working on a project.

    Thanks for the kind words.
     
  5. chickensrme

    chickensrme Out Of The Brooder

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    It looks very good. How do you plan on cleaning it out.
     
  6. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Cleaning is easy. I pull all the shavings to the middle with a rake and shovel
    them out of the two back chicken doors. We change the pine every 4 to 6 days.

    We have good inside and outside access to the chicken area.

    Once the clutter is taken care of I can blow the whole thing out with a leaf blower
    too.

    I'm also in the process of building an air filter/dust filtration system out of an
    AC unit.
     
  7. chickensrme

    chickensrme Out Of The Brooder

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    oh k i see know. I just dint know how hight the cage was.[​IMG]
     
  8. rosyposyosy

    rosyposyosy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2007
    where do they roost?
     
  9. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Roosts are on the back wall. One side has 3" wide roosts, 18 inches of the ground.
    The other is 2" wide, 12" off the ground.
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  10. rosyposyosy

    rosyposyosy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2007
    oh ok! btw I love that green fencing stuff! it's only $10 a roll!
     

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