new bantam coop :)

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by AHappychick, Feb 8, 2009.

  1. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    Well here it is SO and I started at 10:30 this morning and just finished at 1:30 so not bad in 2 hours. I am so happy it would have taken me all day to do this alone, he is very good to me. I needed an extra coop for my bantams and black skin gene experiment so this will do for now. Once spring is here I will be building a large coop and run and the chooks will go back outside for good [​IMG] I am going to use these 2 coops as breeding coops later, and maybe as a hospital as needed.

    I used an old cabinet that had a hatch type door on it as a nest box (the white thing sticking out) and poultry netting (no predators I am in a garage) for ventilation and to get light. I grabbed a small limb that had fallen over the winter storms and made one roost and another out of a 2x4. I wanted to use pellets for the floor but still had a bag of shavings so I wanted to use them up. Had a cute bird ladder and even though it is not needed I thought it would look nice. Now I am gonna go put in the water and food and toss their little butts in and see how they like it



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  2. Bacchus

    Bacchus Out Of The Brooder

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    Looks good! [​IMG] Simple and functional is the best way to go.
     
  3. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    well I am gonna have to put in a better feeder, I have one on the way from flemming, but other than that they seem to like it [​IMG]

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  4. chickensducks&agoose

    chickensducks&agoose Chillin' With My Peeps

    Your coop looks super fantastic, and your S.O. looks pretty cute too! You have a great set up, have fun with your birds!
     
  5. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    oh thanks, yes he is a cutie, and a keeper lol. He knew my DDH and I know that I am a hard person to date because of my situation so I really appreciate all he does. [​IMG]
     
  6. Blue_Myst

    Blue_Myst Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2009
    Really nice coop! Love the multi-colored ladder! [​IMG]
     

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