My new coop is almost done! Pictures inside!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Shikens!, May 18, 2011.

  1. Shikens!

    Shikens! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am a total newb to chickens! I'm getting 12 BLRW chicks sometime between June 7th and June 14th! I had to buy a minimum number of straight run chicks in order to get 3 hens. So this coop is for 3 hens.

    My fiance has been building me this new coop for about 2 weeks now. The hen house is 3'x4'x4' and the run is 8'x8'x6'.

    Here are a few build pics. (feel free to click through the build album to see more)

    Early stages-
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    Getting there-
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    The inside-
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    Starting to paint it-
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    The paint job I did yesterday-

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    Back/side-
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    Back/other side-
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    Today I'm going to finish painting the run, the inside of the hen house, and odds and ends. My fiance added a tin roof on the nest box lid last night that I forgot to take a picture of.

    We are getting our hardware cloth in the mail today! So this whole project should be done this weekend. I'm so excited!!!

    I'll post new pics as I go!

    Thanks for looking!
     
  2. DaveK88

    DaveK88 Out Of The Brooder

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    Great job! Awsome paint job.
     
  3. Chickencoop1996

    Chickencoop1996 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2011
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    Very nice! Love the paint!
     
  4. dkvart1

    dkvart1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 5, 2010
    Wow, what a nice coop and that paint jobs rocks! Marvelous job!
     
  5. zookeeper15133

    zookeeper15133 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great job! I love the paint job!

    Two small suggestions. First, make your top roost the whole way across. Otherwise you will probably have hens sleeping in the nest boxes. Second, add a lip on the front of the nest boxes so the eggs don't roll out.

    I really love your painting, looks like expensive wall paper!
     
  6. crossgirl

    crossgirl Day Dream Believer

    Mar 15, 2011
    Lakeland, FL
    What a spiffy paint job! Very clever!
     
  7. fishin-nole

    fishin-nole Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Camo coop, will they be able to find it?[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. Shikens!

    Shikens! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for all the feedback guys! [​IMG]

    As for the roosts, those are just little 1x1s. I'm raising my chicks in the hen house so I wanted a little "learning" roost for them. Once I pick my 3 hens and rehome the rest I'll be pulling that whole roost out and running a removable 2x4 the length of the coop. I'm also going to wire over the next boxes until they are ready to lay.

    Good call on the board to keep the eggs from falling!

    Camo coop is right! It's a birdy bunker! LOL!

    I just walked outside and snapped a pic of what it looks like right now. I love the tin roof on the nest box its SO CUTE I can't stand it! I do need help thinking of a way to make that tin edge safe so I don't slice my wrist open though!

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  9. BlueBetween

    BlueBetween Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I really like how you installed your roost! And wow, that paint job! It will just blend right in to it's surroundings - neat!
     
  10. mlward

    mlward Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very nice! Love it. But after all that work, can you really keep your number of chickens to the original plan?! I would outgrow that soooo fast. I can see the add-ons now! [​IMG]
     

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