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My new coop, built by yours truly, with pictures!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by aank4, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. aank4

    aank4 In the Brooder

    Feb 22, 2009
    I am new to chickens, and have been raising 4 pullet chicks since the end of February. They are so sweet and fun! I've built a coop for them (the run is still in progress, but will be attached to the side opposite the nest box, and will be built to match the coop - the run will be done in a week or two). I adapted a 4 x 4 playhouse kit to my needs. I built an external nest box, and installed the roofing. I also insulated with styrofoam panels, and put 1/8 inch paneling over the styrofoam to keep the hens from trying to eat it. I've been leaving the upper windows open (with hardware cloth, of course) for ventilation up high; there is also a small gap at the eaves which helps with ventilation. Two of the large windows that are lower have plexiglass over the hardware cloth, held in with mirror clips so I can slide the plexiglass out to allow for additional cross-ventilation on hot days. The girls have been in their new home for a day now, and they're loving it! Let me know what you think (I've included a few extra pics of my girls, too!):

  2. Emzyyy

    Emzyyy Runs with Deer

    Jul 14, 2008
    Derby Kansas
    OOOOO I LOVEE IT!! & the pic w/ all of em lookin at you!! [​IMG]
  3. Luvducks

    Luvducks Songster

    Apr 8, 2009
    I absolutely love it! Very cute. Be sure to show us pictures when the run is added.
  4. chickenfanatic

    chickenfanatic Songster

    Jul 19, 2008
    deming new mexico
    veryyyy nice [​IMG] and [​IMG]
  5. Pamjay

    Pamjay In the Brooder

    Apr 22, 2009
    LOVE IT! Your birds are beautiful, too!
  6. tn chick

    tn chick Songster

    Dec 19, 2008
    SW Tennessee
    how cute is that i love when there is nest box access from outside
  7. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

    Dec 22, 2008
    GR MI: TN bound!
    Very nice

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