My first coop - pics!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by greenbottle27, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. greenbottle27

    greenbottle27 Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 11, 2011
    Southern NJ
    Well, after about 10 days, I got my first coop! It is bare bones, but I haven't even ordered my chicks yet (and wont until the end of July). I have time to fine tune and pretty up my girls new digs. I will leve out the details about how SOMEbody didn't tell me to measure the entrance to the fence door... I think I was oficially divorced for about 5 hours while the DH had to remove a whole section of fence to get the coop in the yard [​IMG] Any input is appreciated. Even measuring advice [​IMG]

    A few thoughts off the top of my head are:

    Poop control method?
    Food and water placement?
    Adding another roost - maybe caddy corner a little higer than the natural roost?
    Little plexiglass skylight?
    Paver foundation to get a little height?
    Linolumn/paint inside...
    Tyvek/siding/roofing/trim/draft free/sprayfoam...






  2. sport14692

    sport14692 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 17, 2011
    Carencro, La
    thats a cool looking coop, great job
  3. stubbornhill

    stubbornhill Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2011
    Shapleigh, Maine
    Very nice! And your garden looks great too! It seems as though you are doing your homework and planning. Your chickens are going to be quite happy. Make sure you update with pics are you go. [​IMG]

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