My First Coop Build

mattkinnick

Chirping
Nov 3, 2018
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My Coop
My Coop
It's too late to make major modifications, but minor tweaks are welcome and probably needed. I'd love some more experienced eyes on my design! Thanks in advance.
 

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Ghosty

Crowing
Jun 26, 2018
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SW Missouri
Pretty backyard coop! Love the wood shingles! I wish I had used 2 x 6 for the base plate on my run, so I could have more litter material without it spilling over or pushing on the HC. Especially since I had to HC the bottom of the run and I'm using sand.
 

ame087192

Songster
5 Years
Dec 28, 2015
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Clovis, CA
wow- that is a beautiful run! only suggestion- if you havent already- burrying the netting material (cloth wire it looks like) under the ground to prevent a preditor from digging under.
Even if your in a city there's possum, raccoons, cats, etc.
 

aart

Chicken Juggler!
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Nov 27, 2012
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My Coop
My Coop
Very attractive, nice gable overhangs...

...but some key functions missing.
*Being able to access birds in coop if needed,
I don't see an access door for human to get inside coop.

-Wonders how long those slide out poop trays are going to work out.
-Ventilation is sorely lacking.
-That ramp is very steep, and in the way of feed and water tending.
-Bigger run with snow/wind protection.
-Will need to keep the run door accessible by shoveling snow.

Sorry to be so critical, I was trained to look for problems.
 

MANNA-PRO

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