My first and second coop as my building skills improve! A summers growth!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Thebadchicken, Aug 29, 2013.

  1. Thebadchicken

    Thebadchicken Out Of The Brooder

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    So I decided this year to get back into the chicken game. It has been years since I have owned outdoor birds! When I was a teenager I kept them as a hobby and a way to find peace!
    I am glad to be to the point in my life where I can finally do it again. How ever, it is like an addiction! I grew fast and well, I have had to learn how to build!
    I couldn't see myself spending money on prebuilt ones because they were no where close to what i wanted or needed.
    So here Are the coops. I wanted to share because as a non-builder, I think people should know that if I can do it, anyone can!

    A summers growth!

    I started building in the garage! Back wall and front wall.

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    Then stared with the outside

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    Walls going up

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    Inside Three different areas.


    Then the walls finished and the roof put on [​IMG]

    Great.... Now the new chicks get to get out of my garage!
    Now I need to think about the run.............
     
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  2. Thebadchicken

    Thebadchicken Out Of The Brooder

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    So the Run went up

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    Great! Now I can spend time finishing small details... Wait,,, now here comes the peacocks... Or lord! I cant stop!

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    And then a few more...

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    Well, I know knew this was too small and need to make it work better so building of the new run begins...


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    Almost done!!!!! Wait,,,, no.... Now I need to have some pheasants!
     
  3. Thebadchicken

    Thebadchicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh... I think the other half is going to start getting overloaded with my birds!

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    So The pheasant run is built. [​IMG]

    I think I am done....
    Ha,,,, Found some more beautiful peas...

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    I think they need more space out side! So here comes an addition!

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    Phew...... Oh no... The dogs are having problems brining in the Tics!!!
    Look at this face!!! How could you not help him and his brother.

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    So what better way to rid yourself of a growing tic problem than 20 guineas!
    Oh boy!!! Now my Chick-ma-hall is just to small..... I need to build another house for just the chickens... And it starts all over again!
     
  4. Thebadchicken

    Thebadchicken Out Of The Brooder

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    The start of the new Chicken Mansion!
    I started this one outside and decided on a different plan. [​IMG]

    Now finish the walls

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    This time I want real floors .... Easier to clean!!!



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    And now the roof

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    And now happy chickens!!

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    Now I needed to build an extra large run for them so they have room when they are not free-ranging

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    whew!!! I think I am done!!...
    Wait... ARGH!!! Egg eaters,,, and hens that want to sleep in the nest boxes.... How can I fix this!!!
    Lets build a roll out nesting box system and give them more room in their coop!
    So It begins...
     
  5. Thebadchicken

    Thebadchicken Out Of The Brooder

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    The start of the nest boxes.

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    Well, I have to have my fav. Breed to breed and show.. Right.... So ... Here come the blue giant cochin chicks. They need to be apart from the others... so I need another addition
    And so here it is..

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    Ok, This is how I spent my summer. As a school teacher I will not have anymore time to keep building starting in two weeks!!! I
    think for my safety from the other half, this is a good thing! Now I just need to put the last touches on everything and prepare for the winter!!

    For a guy that has never built anything.... They cam out alright!!!!
    Id love to see other peoples coops! so send away if you'd like.
    I love my birds and am happy to be right back into the swing of it!
     
  6. Thebadchicken

    Thebadchicken Out Of The Brooder

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    So I think today I will start with siding and paint.... Will it ever end... Lol I hope not! I am going to try to get the house to mach the human house.!
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    now what ya'll think!

    I'll post more when I am closer to being all done!
     
  7. JanetS

    JanetS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! You have a lot of birds...Everything looks great!
     

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