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New Cape Cod Coop (Pic Heavy)

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by CapeReds, Jun 18, 2011.

  1. CapeReds

    CapeReds Out Of The Brooder

    The girls like it. Enjoy.

    Security was a big concern, so we went down 30" with the hardware cloth all the way around as well as layering the cloth scraps while backfilling. The nest boxes slide out and the floor is covered with truck bed liner. This week a solar powered door, light and motion detect light will complete the project.






    Last edited: Jun 18, 2011
  2. NoseyChickens

    NoseyChickens Feathers On The Ground

    Aug 3, 2009
    Southern California
    It's beautiful!!!!
  3. bryan99705

    bryan99705 Chillin' With My Peeps

    verr nice... [​IMG] ...love the poo colored floor paint. (kinda like having dirt colored carpet when you have kids) [​IMG]

    Would suggest you run gutter along the run side of the coop roof to prevent a waterfall onto the bird's as the leave the coop and splash into the coop thru the entrance. [​IMG]

    What's your plan for winter snow load on the roof wire? Maybe some corrogated metal laid over and fastened to the rails (a overhang would help keep the run drier in the winter and the rain
  4. CapeReds

    CapeReds Out Of The Brooder

    So long as the snow flakes aren't 2' in diameter, I think we'll be fine. The chicken door threshold is canted 20 degrees out, so the water goes out.
  5. chickn

    chickn Away for a bit

    Apr 15, 2008
    New Hampshire
    thats awesome
  6. animalpro24

    animalpro24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 13, 2011
    SUPER AWESOME!!!!!!!! Very nice job!
  7. navychick

    navychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 17, 2011
    Beautiful Coop!
  8. chickenbythesea

    chickenbythesea Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2011
    Nova Scotia
    that's the chicken hilton... wow, very beautiful!!
  9. Kudzu

    Kudzu Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 27, 2011
    I opened this thread and the first thing out of my mouth was "Wow, thats a pretty coop".
  10. krcote

    krcote Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 21, 2008
    Concord, NH
    Love Love Love it!

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