new coop almost ready

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Vtchicks, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. Vtchicks

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    next on the list: the pop door and some roosts.
    I got 2 dog runs off of craigslist for $100. I plan to connect to 2 of them making a 10X18 run. I will cover the bottom of the chain link with hardware cloth and the top with something. chicks will be 1 week old tomorrow, I better hurry up.

    Russ
     
  2. Hillbilly Hen

    Hillbilly Hen Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Looks nice. What are the measurements?
     
  3. Vtchicks

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    Quote:4X8 base, walls are 6' plus the vaulted ceiling ( I wanted to be able to stand up comfortably). hen boxes are 20w X 12d X 14h, there was suppose to be 3 of them 12 wide, but by the time I got done insulting them there was not enough room for 3. I will hang a milk crate or 2 on the back wall if needed.
     
  4. Vtchicks

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    *insulating, haha, I did insult them after they were too small for what I planed. (stupid boxes)
     
  5. peterlund

    peterlund Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Put a tv and a recliner in there and I would love to call it my home. Great coop... I love the overall look. I see there will be plugs too....
     
  6. nuchickontheblock

    nuchickontheblock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks great! We used dog run for our chicken run in the past - it worked well.
    Have fun with your new babies. [​IMG]
     
  7. Hillbilly Hen

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    That is kind of what I want to do for my Icelandics. The platform I am going to use is 4ft x 5 ft. I like the idea of the nestbox on the outside.
     
  8. Vtchicks

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    Quote:box close to hen box will be for water heater if needed, other box is the light switch. there is a outlet on the ceiling, one side is switched for the light, other side is always on for possible auto door opener.
     
  9. Hillbilly Hen

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  10. Vtchicks

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