New coop and run finished - from the UK. pictures

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by saltdean norm, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. saltdean norm

    saltdean norm Out Of The Brooder

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    Morning all

    Finally finished our run this weekend and got our chickens.

    I bought the house on a whim back last october from a demolition sale. It only cost £10 but was in a pretty bad shape. I replaced the the roof, repaired doors, added legs and better perches etc etc. i also gave the inside a thick coat of garage floor paint that i had laying around to help make cleaning easier. Ventilation is under the roof eaves and it measures 8ft by 3ft by 6ft.


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    Its then taken months until i've had the time and money to finish the run. I wanted something fully covered and big enough to stand up in. It also had to be quite sturdy as we have foxes and badgers in our garden most nights. The design i came up with was the biggest i could make out of one roll 30m roll of welded aviary mesh. I got the majority of the wood from the local recycling store which saved some money. I bought the railway sleepers for £5 each at the same sale as the coop. Here it is:[​IMG]

    I've already beefed the door up, the feeders are suspended by chain and dug mesh into the ground under the sleepers. It measures 8ft X 12ft by 6ft high. I'm happy with the results, a few tweaks to make still but its serving its purpose well so far.

    We got our chickens from middle farm near Lewes on Sunday. We got a Calder Ranger, Light Sussex, Rhode Rock, White Ranger and a Speckledy. Here are some pics and my 2 year old daughter Paige enjoying them already:

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    I've got plenty still to learn about chickens but just wanted to say thanks to the BYC forum for all the information i've got from it so far.

    Please let me know what you think....thanks

    Norm
    Saltdean, East Sussex
    UK
     
  2. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very nice, indeed! Cute and practical coop with nice big run. [​IMG]
     
  3. savingdogs

    savingdogs Chillin' With My Peeps

    So lovely, I'm jealous. We made our coop from recycled parts and are quite proud of it, but it isn't pretty like yours turned out. Your pictures are wonderful.
     
  4. dahlia333

    dahlia333 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great job!
     
  5. En Plein Air Farms

    En Plein Air Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nice job! Thrifty and beautiful...happy chicken day!
     
  6. Knock Kneed Hen

    Knock Kneed Hen California Dream'in Chickens

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    Your adorable little girl will bring you so much joy as she discovers the world of chickens...right there it's worth every penny! It's lovely. I like the railroad ties too [​IMG]
     
  7. ccoomber

    ccoomber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi there. I'm in the UK too! You've done a great job with your coop and run! What a bargain your coop was! Well Done! [​IMG]
     
  8. Rockerchic

    Rockerchic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome coop and run. What is the arrangement inside the coop? What made you switch the doors? Garage floor paint is a great idea for clean up . Looks like you are off to a great start![​IMG]
     
  9. Plucky Pullet

    Plucky Pullet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love it!! how many chickens do you have? That is a very cute hen house, and what a bargain!!
     
  10. Hen Mistress

    Hen Mistress Out Of The Brooder

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    Nice workmanship.

    Only question -- are the sleepers coated with creosote?
     

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