My New Bamtam Coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Hauntedyards, Sep 9, 2011.

  1. Hauntedyards

    Hauntedyards Out Of The Brooder

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    After losing the original 3 bantams to a weasel we decided to build a chicken Alcatraz.

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    The run is 6 feet x 6 feet with welded cloth all around.

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    2x2 patio block surround the run to prevent digging predators and hungry poodles.

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    The floor is insulated to R12 and covered with wood.

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    Inside surfaces are backed with water resistant fiber-cement.

    Starting the walls today. Time for breakfast!

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  2. pawsplus

    pawsplus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks GREAT!! [​IMG]
     
  3. citychickx6

    citychickx6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A fortress indeed. Nice work.



    When you are done will you make one for me?

    We have a fox that has been checking out the pens. I knew we had a family of them in the neighborhood so I built accordingly. I also have the habit of sleeping lightly so I caught him checking it out last night. I am not really worried since we made ours fortress like as well. I think I am going to add the 2x2 pavers like you did yours. I like the look and the function is wonderful. Too heavy to lift and too hard to dig.

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  4. Hauntedyards

    Hauntedyards Out Of The Brooder

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    Todays build progress...

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    The Slide out Poop tray under the roost...

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    Nesting boxes still to be attached...

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    That all the work for today!
     
  5. wava1vaughn

    wava1vaughn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi from Ga. I hope you live in a cold climate. Its great. [​IMG]
     
  6. navasima

    navasima Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. Hauntedyards

    Hauntedyards Out Of The Brooder

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    Broke down and finished the roost tonight.

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  8. chicks4kids

    chicks4kids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow!! Nothing is gonna get in there when you're done!! Great job [​IMG]
     
  9. kitkatnoah

    kitkatnoah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! Very nice! [​IMG]
     
  10. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

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    WOW. Great job! I think your babies are going to love it...
     

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