My first chicken coop.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by maybejoey, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. maybejoey

    maybejoey got chickenidous?

    This link will take you to a picture of my first chicken coop. It was a dog house before but when we had to put our dogs down it became a chicken coop. It worked really good but we are expanding our flock to 15 chickens. Int eh winter we had planks to put over the chicken wire front to reduce air flow. Loved it. I think I am just going to add onto it instead of tear it down.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/102380_chickens_007.jpg
     
  2. Anarchy82

    Anarchy82 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a great place for your chickens. Great use of something you already had. [​IMG]
     
  3. bryan99705

    bryan99705 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Why did you go black on the wall color? Chickens need as cool a area as they can get so might suggest a lighter color to reflect some of the heat
     
  4. maybejoey

    maybejoey got chickenidous?

    When we renovate we are going to paint it yellow and red.[​IMG]
     
  5. 10 point

    10 point country boy

    Feb 19, 2011
    LaFayette, NY
    awesome !!! any cool patterns in mind
     
  6. Frost Homestead

    Frost Homestead eggmonger

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    [​IMG] looks good. we started out with a dog kennel, one of the super large plastic ones and the chickens liked sleeping in there so much they *never* use the coop we built them for anything more than laying eggs. I can't bring myself to get rid of it.
     
  7. maybejoey

    maybejoey got chickenidous?

    Think we are going to do a barn style. I think that looks cool.[​IMG]
     
  8. CalliInTheValley

    CalliInTheValley Out Of The Brooder

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    I love that wood framed door!
     
  9. fireguy56

    fireguy56 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey, Great job...looks like your girls are happy. Just add on and get creative. They just need a safe, cozy enviroment. As far as the black.....love it. Not sure where ya at in US, but as a suggestion you could add some gold...maybe a big Fleur De Lis in gold and your girls can become Saints fans.
    All kidding aside, looks great. good luck.
    Erik
     
  10. Freckle Face Farm

    Freckle Face Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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