My new rustic coop.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by DellaDelaware, Jun 21, 2016.

  1. DellaDelaware

    DellaDelaware Just Hatched

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    This was built this weekend to replace my 8 year old coop. Love the exterior access to the nesting boxes. Built in human door with a chicken door as well. This was built with mostly palletts. Not planning on painting it, will add a couple windows in a few weeks. The run does appear small, but my chickens are usually free range with the option of the enclosure. Right now I am limiting their trips outdoors while they get used to the new coop, and while i introduce some younger chickens to the flock.
     
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  2. limited25

    limited25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is a really nice looking coop .... I really like the layout. [​IMG]
     
  3. Intheswamp

    Intheswamp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is indeed a nice looking setup. I like the extended roof/shade that you have. I'm debating on a location for my coop and lack of shade is a problem with a couple of the better spots. The extended cover might work...and it appears tall enough not to radiate heat down onto the chickens from the metal.

    From the view in the photo it looks like only chicken wire on the near wall/doors but I seem to see some type of woven or welded wire elsewhere. What is your run fence made up of?

    Really nice layout, I like it.

    Ed
     
  4. DellaDelaware

    DellaDelaware Just Hatched

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    The chicken wire is supported by a wooden frame. The surrounding exterior walls are reinforced with a secondary wire, i want to say it is a 20 gauge galvanized. The entire tear down and build was done in 2 days so the reinforcing is not complete on the front yet. The front wall will be reinforced as well as the top. We have high winds at times so the secondary wire serves multiple purposes. I have found that the secondary wire is able to be dug down in to the ground more easily at helps when there are any small spots that the girls are able to loosen up with their dust baths.
    The roof shading is wonderful. The way it is angled there is shade at all times in the run.
     
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  5. DellaDelaware

    DellaDelaware Just Hatched

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    Thank you.
     
  6. TerryH

    TerryH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very nice. Like the design. You should tell us more about it.
     
  7. Athaid

    Athaid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Very nice, bet your chickens love it :D maybe not as much as I do though..
     

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