New Bachelor pad - Meat chicken coop and run.. With pictures!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Aust1227, Nov 1, 2014.

  1. Aust1227

    Aust1227 Out Of The Brooder

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    We are done with the coop and run for the roos.. We built an 8X8 coop, and a 15X20 run. This will be the area for the meat chicken and roos.. The ladies are free range in the rest of the yard.

    Kind of funny though.. We got the Meyers "fry pan special".. For a mere .59 per chicken!! And then we spent $700 to build the enclosures to raise them in.. Lol...

    Inside the coop.. Sand floors, a roosting bar, hanging feeder, and hanging waterer.

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    The front of the coop.. Soffit ventilation, real person door.. We went with 8' ceilings so that we could put the brooders up on shelves above the chickens!

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    This is a view from the run.. I am up on a ladder.. The run is completely enclosed w/ fencing. The fence is 60" tall / wide. So we had to run stringers from 4X4 posts. The total dimensions of the run is 22' long, 15' wide, 5' tall.

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    To make it predator proof we use a top plate 2X4, a bottom plate 2X4, and hardware mesh at the bottom 24".. We will also add 12"X12" concrete pavers to keep out any diggers.

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    On the inside of the coop we have two large brooders..

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    A view from behind.. We had extra material left over, so we made an additional lean too off the back of the coop.

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