My custom-built surprise coop just arrived yesterday!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by guesswhatchickenbutt, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. guesswhatchickenbutt

    guesswhatchickenbutt Songster

    Mar 5, 2009
    Central FL
    I'm getting my first chickens in April and my coop arrived today. It was a surprise coop made for me by some guys that work for my mom....luckily she's a great boss and they did it for her very happily! (My mom said they quite enjoyed building something fun for a change). The guys that built it have all built chicken coops in their home countries so they just created something for me. It was a big surprise when it arrived yesterday!!!

    I have no clue if it'll be a good coop or not. I hope so. I am worried it might be a little hot in the top - the sleeping/roosting/nesting quarters. We live in Central FL and it gets insanely hot here so I might have to see about venting that top area somehow.

    Any thoughts on it? Think it'll work for me?

    Yes, the staircase is hilarious.




    The roof has shingles on it to keep it dry inside. We still have to put a locking mechanism on the door and the little back doors to the nest boxes.
    If you open the door to the nest boxes, it's a straight platform to the top of the stairs (if that makes sense).

    Any thoughts for me? My chicks arrive in April so I've got plenty of time to iron out any kinks. I know my chicks will have to live inside for awhile so I guess they won't be ready for the coop for a couple of months, right?

    I appreciate any thoughts on this since I'm new here! Thanks all!!!!!
  2. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] that color is lovely and it's sooo cute! Congrats!
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    That is one of the cutest lil coops I ever did see!
  4. Bigboy's Chicks

    Bigboy's Chicks Hatching

    Jan 21, 2009
    Central Pa.
    It is the same color as my coop.
    It look Greaaaaaat!!!!!
    Enjoy your Chickens. Have Fun.
  5. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Songster

    Oct 18, 2007
    First is there a way in other than through the nest boxes? If so then you could brood your chicks in the coop, you just have to keep them warm till fully feathered. As far as venting, you could alway frame in a (window) at the top, cover it with hardware cloth, then you have ventilation, and the chickens will want a way to see so they can find thier roosting spots.
  6. redoak

    redoak Songster

    Feb 27, 2008
    Russia, NY
    Very cute coop [​IMG]
  7. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

    Nov 26, 2008
    Neenah, WI
    Love it, you might want to put roosts in the screened area so your ladies can sun bath when it warms up.
  8. johnmayersquare

    johnmayersquare Let's Talk About Chicks, Man!

    Nov 17, 2007
    Port Orchard, WA
    Just love it! Congrats! [​IMG]
  9. Suburban chick farmer 09

    Suburban chick farmer 09 Songster

    Feb 21, 2009
    St. Louis MO
    Love the stairs. Is their a roost or is it just nest boxes?
  10. Adorable ( your child, too). Is that screening on the outside? Will be great for insects and if you need to reinforce with 1/2" hardware cloth on the outside it would be great for predator protection. So nice to see a thoughtfully-decorated and appointed coop. [​IMG]

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