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My self-build backyard coop & run

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Daedalus62, Sep 14, 2013.

  1. Daedalus62

    Daedalus62 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi all,

    From sunny Portugal, some pictures of my new diy coop (my rendition of the Purina Coop design) & run... Hope you like it.

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    Only 5 girls in it now (resting close to the wall in one of the pics)... Waiting for these little guys to grow up a bit and joint them!!

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    Regards
     
  2. Valk

    Valk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That looks great, Daedalus62. The dual-opening doors make it look easy to clean. Enjoy! Oh, I'm glad Portugal is getting sun! [​IMG] In sunny SW Colorado, we're getting rain like crazy! Must be some kind of meteorological swapping!
     
  3. Daedalus62

    Daedalus62 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Valk;

    Yes... A bit more work when building, but doors like this make for much easier access. Thanks!!

    Regards
     
  4. OKchkman

    OKchkman Out Of The Brooder

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    What a great coop/run. I did the same thing.....
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    I eventually enclosed the bottom and painted it...
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    Right now I'm working on expanding the pen area for more room...
    Glad to have ya here
     
  5. CarmenPT

    CarmenPT Out Of The Brooder

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    That looks great Deadalus62, thanks for sharing. How many m2 do you have outside?
    Parabéns está muito giro!! ( só escrevo em inglês para todos seguirem o tópico [​IMG] )
     
  6. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Very nice coop!

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  7. chynasparks

    chynasparks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with the double doors. Hubby built our coop, the access doors to the nest area are large double doors. I have plenty of room to reach in to clean. They don't go all the way down to ground but they are large, opening up the nest box nicely. I can lean in and reach corners. You have a nice coop great job.
     
  8. Daedalus62

    Daedalus62 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi all,

    Thanks for all your compliments!!... All new to chicken keeping, but I love a building challenge and this was/is a good project... Trying to keep the costs down was (a big) part of it... [​IMG]

    Now, using some leftover wood from the coop build, I'm building a feeder... Work in progress... Some pics...

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    It will be hanging from a horizontal pole and, next to it, a bucket with some water nipples in the bottom... My feeding/watering station... [​IMG]


    Hi CarmenPT,

    Haven't really measured it [​IMG]... Roughly I would say somewhere from 25 to 30m2.

    Where are you from?... I live in Alcabideche, near Cascais/Estoril.

    Good luck with your build!!

    Regards
     
  9. marilyn1954

    marilyn1954 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am building the Purina coop too! How many chickens can this hold??[​IMG]
     
  10. Daedalus62

    Daedalus62 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi marilyn1954,

    I'm a newbie to chicken keeping but, from what I gather...

    The Purina coop plan says 8... But if you have enough perch space (I have 4 perches in mine) AND good ventilation/air circulation, I think you can go up to 12 without problems... That's what I intend to do... Given that they're only inside the coop to perch during the night and that you need an average of 1 nest per 4 birds (3 nests in the Purina coop plan, 3 X 4 = 12).

    Like I said, this is just my educated guess... People with chicken raising experience (not me!), may tell you otherwise.

    Nice coop!

    Regards
     

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