My three coops! Check out the two new ones!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by punkin, Aug 30, 2008.

  1. punkin

    punkin Songster

    Jun 18, 2008
    East Tennessee
    This is my newest coop. We just finished it August 29th. It used to set in the woods and was my son's play cabin. Instead of building from scratch or buying one finished, we renovated (evicted squirrels from the eaves) and modified it. We moved it about 600 feet with a rollback from a local wrecker service and my DH's Bobcat. This cabin itself is 8x12 with a 4x12 front porch.

    Inside, we divided it into 2 coops and a hallway. Both coop areas are 5x6 with a 3x12 hallway. Each coop has its own window and roost. There is a smaller window in front that we open for a nice breeze during the day.
    There is plenty of room for storage and a shelf along the top of the coops.
    The runs in back are 6x12 and are completely covered.
    Here, you can see some of the happy occupants. Each coop has its own entry door with ramp. On the left side, we have 7 Buff Orpingtons and on the left are 4 Black Australorpes. When the weather gets too cold, the 3 Dominiques that are in the chicken tractor will join the Australorpes.
    This is my chicken tractor that I got from an Amish community near us. It is 4x8 and is my 3 Dominiques summer house.
    I paid $125 for it. I think I got a pretty good deal.
    It has 3 nest boxes and a roost in the shade.
    Last is "The Hen Pen" The coop measures 4x6.
    The run is 75 square feet. Three Ameraucanas and two Blue Andalusians are its happy occupants.

    So, what do ya'll think?
  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA cabin!!..can i move in?..[​IMG]..Wendy
  3. herbsherbsflowers

    herbsherbsflowers Songster

    May 25, 2008
    Covington, GA
    Wow, Wow, Wow!!!
  4. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

    May 24, 2007
    Wow! I like everything you have. I love the cabin!
  5. funkychickenowner

    funkychickenowner In the Brooder

    Aug 30, 2008
    Sussex County NJ
    Looks like happy chickens
  6. coffeemama

    coffeemama Barista Queen

    Mar 5, 2008
    Very nice! I dream of one day having new coops [​IMG]
  7. orchidchick

    orchidchick Songster

    Mar 23, 2008
    south florida
    I think those are some very happy chickens! and you are one very hard working punkin! I love how nice and orderly everything is; very nice job!

  8. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Songster

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Love the cabin! It's fantastic [​IMG]
  9. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

    Mar 20, 2008
    NW Kentucky
    Excellent! Very lucky chickens.
  10. skeeter9

    skeeter9 Songster

    That's very nice!!! You did a great job on it and I'm sure your chickens are very happy!!!

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