My Suburban Chicken House

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by AtomicChicken, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. AtomicChicken

    AtomicChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    I've built a little chicken house. Take a look at the construction details as well as pics of the girls on my page.


    I still have to finish the run tomorrow but the girls moved into their new house tonight. So they'll be playing in the temporary pen till I finish the run. I just finally took time out to write the blog page for the work done over the last few months on this little project.
     
  2. ColbertChick

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    Fabulous! Your chicks will love it. I am so glad we don't have an architectural committee! I love our coop but it certainly is not as fancy as that. You have done an amazing job!!
     
  3. AtomicChicken

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    Thank you. The review process was good. It forced me to sit down and actually design it, rather than winging it.
     
  4. AngelzFyre

    AngelzFyre Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Love your design!!!!!!!!! [​IMG]
     
  5. gregnuttle

    gregnuttle Out Of The Brooder

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    Very impressively done. I also used an exercise pen while I was constructing the coop and the pullets started easily flying over that 4' barrier by about 6 weeks, so it was a very good motivator to finish quickly.
     
  6. Ole rooster

    Ole rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You brought up something I haven't thought of. The insulation in the ceiling. The hens breathing the fiiberglass. Is that a problem. I may have to do something about that too.
    Nice coop you built.
     
  7. savingpurple

    savingpurple Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, that is very nice !!!
     
  8. BarredRock971

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    [​IMG]
     
  9. Mississippi Yard Bird

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    Nice! Your girls should be very happy.
     
  10. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    It's very pretty. You put a lot of work into it and it shows [​IMG]

    I'm looking for the ventilation, see soffit vents but no gable vents? Where does your air vent out? Concerned about your venting system.
     

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