New Coop 95% Complete - Lots of Pictures

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Briyon, Nov 9, 2009.

  1. Briyon

    Briyon Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 21, 2009
    Richmond, VT
    Just wanted to post some pictures of my (almost) completed coop. The one thing I have remaining is to put the metal roof on the run and a little trim on the facia. For now I am using some tarps on the pen. Here are some of the specs on the coop... I used many of the ideas from this forum

    5 Buff Orpingtons and 5 Araucanas

    Coop is 6 x 6
    Run is 6 x 12
    3 nest boxes (fully insulated with 2 inch foam insulation) accessable from the outside.
    "Bunkbed" style roost, stall dry in the trays - This was one of the best ideas...keeps the majority of the poop off of the floor
    I used 1 x 2 welded wire on the outdoor run...buried 1 foot deep and 1 foot out flat.
    I have 2 outlets and a light in the coop (Light is on a timer)
    Vinyl siding
    I built the door (Dutch Door) using 1/4 inch luan plywood, 2x2 frame and 2" foam insulation
    2 thermal double hung windows
    Chicken door can open and close from the outside (pulley and rope system)

    My goal was to make the coop so that I could do most everything from the outside. This forum was invaluable to my design.









  2. CheerfulHeart2

    CheerfulHeart2 Creative Problem Solver

    Apr 8, 2009
    Phoenix, AZ
    Nice! I'll bet you're excited. Looking very good!
  3. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

    May 2, 2009
    Desert, CA
    Great, now when are you flying out to build me one? [​IMG]
  4. vyshtia

    vyshtia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 1, 2009
    Norco, CA
    Beautiful coop and great design! I love it!![​IMG]
  5. Julie_A

    Julie_A Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2008
    Brewton, Ala.
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  6. crobi13

    crobi13 Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 27, 2009
    Braintree, MA
    Great coop, I want one [​IMG]
  7. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

    Dec 20, 2008
    Boise, Idaho
    very very nice, super quality job!
  8. CountryKen

    CountryKen New Egg

    Sep 25, 2009
    That is great, now I gotta go home and work on mine
  9. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Forget the chickens, I want to move in! Looks GREAT!!!
  10. Briyon

    Briyon Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 21, 2009
    Richmond, VT
    The other good news is that I found these two eggs in there this morning (the white one is a grocery store egg for perspective). Unfortunately they laid them in their roost trays. They haven't quite got the concept of the nest boxes yet.



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