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My new batam coop! -PICS-

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Corey NC, Jul 19, 2007.

  1. Corey NC

    Corey NC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    North Carolina
    Yea! I fianlly got to work on my new batam coop, it is made from our old swing set. It is about 5 x 9 and I am hoping to get about 8 or 10 batams in there. It has taken a couple of days but we finally got it done enough that my nine weekers can live in it, two of them will live there peramantly.


    Here is the original swing set (ignore the peice of wood laying across there)

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    Here it is with out the slide, swings, or ladder/step things (thats my dad in the back)

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    Here it is with the walls on

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    Here is the inside, no doors yet
    the roosts are made from the ladder/steps as seen in first pic

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    doors

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    egg door closed

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    view through egg door

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    their temporary run

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    egg door open

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    doors on with shavings and temporary feeder and waterer

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    My nine weekers

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    I believe Holly is a Hoggy, what do ya'll think?

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    Let me know what ya'll think, constructive critism is welcome!
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    [​IMG] No criticism of any kind! How great to make something like that from what you already have! Excellent job, Corey! Hey, are you still wanting to be on the list for Suede's eggs? Send me an email and let me know. I'm still waiting for Velvet and Caroline to lay, but the Lt. Brahma, Miranda, lays every day. Can't be much longer now.
     
  3. Corey NC

    Corey NC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    North Carolina
    Thanks I am loving it and the price was cut down a ton by using the swing set.

    I would love some eggs! Would it be possible to get some from Scout and his girls and Hawkeye and lexie too? I know I wouldn't be able to get them for a while just cause it isn't smart to hatch new pullet eggs but I'd love to get some when avalible.
     
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2007
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Sure, hon, if you want to wait for Scout and his little ladies to get to laying age. They are 13 weeks old this week. If you want to wait for a mixture of Ameraucana, Barred Rock and Blue Orps, we can hold off till then.
     
  5. Corey NC

    Corey NC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    North Carolina
    Yep! [​IMG]
     
  6. hollyclyff

    hollyclyff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey, another swingset chicken coop! Cool!
     
  7. Standard Hen

    Standard Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 17, 2007
    Massachusetts
    What an awsome idea and it came out really nice! Everyone looks happy.
     
  8. RioLindoAz

    RioLindoAz Sleeping

    Jul 8, 2007
    Yuma, Arizona
    Awsome!!!!!
    good luck with thoes chickens.
    you are very creative with makeing that.
    You should probobly make a biigger run tho

    if you are planing t free range them in the futer you should start traing
    with a bigger run by takeing them out in the mornig and locking them in the coop at night.
    do this for about 2 days
    then you can free rannge them


    Have Fun with your coop!!!!!!!!!


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  9. TreyClark281

    TreyClark281 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i was wondering...
    do you have a slant to your roof??
     
  10. RioLindoAz

    RioLindoAz Sleeping

    Jul 8, 2007
    Yuma, Arizona
    did you get your first egg yet???????????
     

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