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My First Build

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by HeneryHawk, Nov 16, 2008.

  1. HeneryHawk

    HeneryHawk Out Of The Brooder

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    Tell me what you think of my 1st build.
    The coop is a 4x8 design.
    3x4 @3 ft high of (nest area). with 4 nest boxes at 11.5"x11.5"x11.5"
    5ftx4ft open feed and roost area.
    3ft 4x4's to get it off the ground.

    (The finished pen)
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    (The nesting area)
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/17325_chicken_pen_007.jpg
    (The nest boxes)
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/17325_chicken_pen_008.jpg
    (Start of the build with son give out already)
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    (Egg grabbing door open)
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    (Egg grabbing door closed)
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    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/17325_chicken_pen_005.jpg
    (The open feed and run area)
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    I hope that maybe someone will be interested in this design and I will be happy to list all material. I have a total of $150.00 cash involved an maybe $30 to $50 more of free wood.
    The coop as of today has a 75w flood light installed in a corner of nest area which is hard wired in with a light switch under the pen to cut it on and off.
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    I also have a question if anyone can tell by the pics what type of chicken she is would be helpful as she was hatched at son's school Sept 23, 2008 and are chickens afraid of the dark because this one is. She freaks out when the lights are off.
    Plan on raising at least 10 hens and 1 rooster in the Taj.
    MY WIFE CALLS THIS THE TAJ MAHAL. cause as of now we only have one hen.
    Son named the hen YO'MAMA.
     
  2. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
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  3. Poohbear

    Poohbear On a Time Out

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    Fine looking coop! One of the best I've seen! Good job!
     
  4. b-cuz

    b-cuz Out Of The Brooder

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    Meriwether Co., GA
    Looks like you're an accomplished builder to me. When do you start selling them???
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  5. mlmadura

    mlmadura Chillin' With My Peeps

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    very nice and i love "yomama" [​IMG]
     
  6. blazinchicken

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    Very nice:thumbsup:thumbsup
     
  7. blazinchicken

    blazinchicken Out Of The Brooder

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  8. lilchick

    lilchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks like a meatbird type of chicken...
     
  9. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    Looks really nice.
    Good Job.
     
  10. HeneryHawk

    HeneryHawk Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] Thank you all who have liked the TAJ.
     

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