My First ever Coop building Project

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by LSU2001, Dec 22, 2008.

  1. LSU2001

    LSU2001 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok Guys and Gals,

    Here are the pics of my first ever building project. Thanks to everyone here who offered advice and esp. to those who posted pics of their coop and run designs.
    Response/criticism welcomed.
    Tim



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  2. tomcio

    tomcio Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks good!

    I can't help but notice you only have a human door though [​IMG] Any plans on letting the birds use the fenced in run? (Sorry it's early in the morning here, apparently I am more awake than I'd like).

    When you install a bird door, don't make my mistake and double duty the door as a ramp. The refuse will stick to it and make it near impossible to close. It's -15C here right now and let me tell you, that stuff is like a rock. I can't chip it off!

    Tom
     
  3. LSU2001

    LSU2001 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes I plan to put a door and a separate ramp. I haven't cut it out yet because I will be brooding my new chicks in the coop (with heat of course.) It is the coldest day of the year here this morning (Dec. 22) 34F with plenty of wind. The high tomorrow is forecast to be 66 and 79 on Wed. I just am not ready to cut the door but will be letting the chicks out after about two weeks. They are scheduled to ship on Dec. 29 so I should get them around the 1-2 of Jan.
    Tim
     
  4. chicken_angler

    chicken_angler Coop Constructist

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    a house
    They will make a nice X-mas present for you.


    Merry Christmas, and
    Happy Holidays,

    Cody!!
     
  5. tomcio

    tomcio Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You wanna swap locations? I had to blow snow 3 times in the last 4 days!

    Good luck with the chickies.
     
  6. LSU2001

    LSU2001 Out Of The Brooder

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    LOL,

    Its good now, but come summer the 98F days with 100% humidity can be a bit trying. When it only drops to a chilly 82-83 at night and the mosquitos fly up and each grab an arm and then decide whether to eat you on the spot or carry you off it gets quite miserable.

    However, I can take the heat much better than the cold.
    Tim
     
  7. ChickenDreamer

    ChickenDreamer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very nicely done! Enjoy your chickies and
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  8. tomcio

    tomcio Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nevermind then! I'll stick with my balmy -20C tonight :)

    But hey, on a positive note;- you can train your chickens to be mosquito eating kind.. Save you on feed! [​IMG]
     
  9. TerriLaChicks

    TerriLaChicks Overrun With Chickens

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    It looks great! where did you find the green netting you have on top? I have been looking everywhere for netting for the top of our new coop---have to have it because we have beaucoup hawks in our area!
     
  10. LSU2001

    LSU2001 Out Of The Brooder

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    actually it is an old shrimp net that I found washed up in the marsh after Hurricane Gustave.

    You can order bulk netting from the following link:

    http://www.fishnetco.com/fishing.htm

    What I have is nylon netting/shrimp net.
    Tim
     

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