My New 4x8 Custom Coop with Run.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Jonny Anvil, Oct 12, 2010.

  1. CountryFried

    CountryFried Out Of The Brooder

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    What do you have in your PVC feeders?
     
  2. Jonny Anvil

    Jonny Anvil Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:One Contains Grit, the other is Oyster Shells. I will be doing a third with cracked corn and wheat.
     
  3. Jonny Anvil

    Jonny Anvil Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Thanks Dave,

    I appreciate that very much, I went a step further after reading your comment and decided to finally make a coop page.

    Check it out
    Jonny Anvil's Coop Page
     
  4. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Very very nice coop you have made. I do have a question though. Where is your ventilation? Am I missing that somewhere?

    Great job, and thanks for sharing!
     
  5. mandelyn

    mandelyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Love it! Liked the helper ducks and roosters too. LOL
     
  6. UGAchick

    UGAchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does the cost of the coop include the cost of the run materials? I am looking into a new coop and run (one that is more secure from my "guard dogs") but I am nervous about the cost of the run. I guess I kind of know how much the coop will cost.

    Also, I really like the PVC with the grit and oyster shells. I have seen many PVC feeders, but none with that type of bottom thingy on them (can you tell that I am not a plumber?). I am soooo going to steal that idea.
     
  7. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

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    wow! nice job! i love the little curve on the roof. [​IMG]
     
  8. harewizard

    harewizard Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your work is awesome! [​IMG] If your not a carpenter/builder- maybe you should reconsider? Second job?? [​IMG]

    I have one piece of advice for you [​IMG] and 1 question [​IMG]

    Your nest boxes have flat tops. You may want to angle the top piece as the chickens will begin perching on this at some point. Chicken poo will begin collecting and really, you don't want to have to worry about cleaning that off.

    Are you going to paint or put a covering on the outside? Would love to hear what you have in mind!

    Again, kuddos! Great job! [​IMG]

    Lisa
     
  9. Jonny Anvil

    Jonny Anvil Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Thanks.. I decided to have some fun, and with no carpentry skills really it was a bit of a task to achieve that look.
     
  10. Jonny Anvil

    Jonny Anvil Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Not in this case,

    I had built the coop at the end of a previously constructed run, and we had later fenced off the entire area. I had chosen this location ca all I would have to do is fence off the one side.
    Materials for the fencing were nothing more than a 100 foot roll of 2 inch wire stucco mesh from Home Depot. It goes for around 95.00 a roll and is good stuff.

    If I were to add the price of materials used for the run, It would be an additional 200.00 of course rounding up...

    The Coop was 320.00 and of course seeing how I am a nice guy I never charged myself labor. [​IMG]


    Here are some pics of my coops/ run and area fence.

    This is the area I choose... the water run off is from over filling the duck pond and then having them splash around like maniacs...lol So the coop was built to the Right, next to the end of that run you can see on the right side of this pic.
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    You can see this is the pond I am talking about..... and as well at the time there was no fence... after we lost one duck we had a fence up
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    The run is attached to this 10x10 and out the front I have another run, That is the deuce coop, I spilt it into two 5x8's for my Light Sussex and Buff Orps, the other side is for my Red Sussex.
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