My unpainted coop PIC INTENSIVE

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Gonzo the Great, Mar 12, 2008.

  1. Gonzo the Great

    Gonzo the Great Songster

    Jan 14, 2008
    Sugar Land, TX
    Almost done.

    Need to start making some nesting boxes

    Front view

    Front view showing the fricken-chickens at home.
  2. Redfeathers

    Redfeathers Songster

    Oct 11, 2007
    Gervais OR
    Well done!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  3. Stormhorse23

    Stormhorse23 Songster

    Aug 22, 2007
    Beatiful! What is that black and white bird in the front of the last picture?
  4. Looking good!

    I have two birds with that black and white coloring. One is an EE and the other a brahma. By the looks of the pic that one is neither - but if it is the coloring you like, you can get it in various breeds. Is that a Columbian Wyandotte?
  5. tororider

    tororider Songster

    Feb 6, 2008
    Southeast MI
    What dimensions is that? How many birds? That is very similar to something I want to build this weekend. Looks good.

    What kind of hinges did you use on the door?
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2008
  6. Gonzo the Great

    Gonzo the Great Songster

    Jan 14, 2008
    Sugar Land, TX
    Thanks for the kudos, all.

    I work for an oil/gas company here in Houston and most of that lumber came from packing crates from the tools. That box is a dispatch oven crate! Yeah, I'm going as cheap as I can with this! The dimension of the crate is about 4.5' L X 3' W X 3' H. That said, the whole structure is based around 10' lengths of PT dimensional 2x4s. Roof is that scalloped plastic roofing from BORG (HD) for about $16 each (double over). I used 1/2" hardware cloth all around execpt for the temporary pvc framed door. I intend to make a self-closing door, but it might have a large stop in case someone gets in the way.

    That black and white chicken? I honestly thought it was a BO since when I bought them, the seller was adamant about how hers were leftover from a batch from a local hatchery. I need to double check with some more pics to you guys. Also, still waiting to find out which ones are pullets and which are soup stock. I've calculated that I am coming up on week 16 or 17 for these guys.

    It seems to be pretty fun now. The chickens originally didn't want to get into the coop, so each night I would shove all 10 in at a time. Now, when I get home around 6pm, and while there is some nice daylight out, I let them hit the weeds. When nightfall commences, they all run back into the coop like good nuggets should. All I do is dump out the droppings from the water and fill up some Start And Grow each day. Every other day, fresh water with some ACV. Every afternoon when I come home from lunch, I grab about two wally world bags of weeds and dandelions and dump it in the coop. Once in a while, I drop a 1/2 C of scratch.

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