New coop and run finished

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by The Bald Chicken Farmer, May 12, 2009.

  1. The Bald Chicken Farmer

    The Bald Chicken Farmer New Egg

    Apr 25, 2009
    Farr West, UT
    Hi I'm new to this whole chicken thing. I've wanted to do it for years finally got the wife to agree. I just finished the coop and run. I live in a subdivision with 1/3 acre lots so I can't let them free range. I built the run 10x10 and the coop is 4x6. The run is covered in chicken wire all the way around and on top, and then 16 guage welded wire around the the bottom four feet high. I built the auto waterer I found on this site, and the feeder I kind of came up with myself. I hope it will hold 50 lbs. of feed. The coop floor is half wood and half 1/4 inch hardware cloth. There are two roosts made of 2x4's laying flat over the hardware cloth so the dropings will fall through to be raked out from underneath. The nest box is on the back and can be opened from outside. The front is all open and covered with hardware cloth. I would like any suggestions on things to change or add, sounds like there are alot of knowledgeable people on this site.
  2. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    That's AWESOME coop and run [​IMG]
  3. lunkerchicken

    lunkerchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nice job on the coop and run! I like the watering system. Does that gather rain and feed it down to the run? Or is it something that you fill with water? Either way, it is a great idea. How many chickens are you going to have?
    [​IMG] from Cape Cod, MA.
  4. cschroeder

    cschroeder New Egg

    Mar 31, 2009
    Union OR
    That is so cute! Very nice. Seems you thought of everything. When DH and I built ours it was with leftover everything and we kept improving on our ideas for predators proofing etc. ...the end result is a mismatched looking outfit. I'm jealous.
  5. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 27, 2008
    Russia, NY
    Very nice coop and run

    and [​IMG]
  6. eponagirl

    eponagirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 10, 2009
    Quiet Corner, CT
    Ingenious! What a great coop/run for the 'burbs!! Great job, very clever![​IMG]
  7. The Bald Chicken Farmer

    The Bald Chicken Farmer New Egg

    Apr 25, 2009
    Farr West, UT
    Thanks everyone. Lunkerchicken the waterer has a toilet valve inside and is set to shut off just below the holes drilled around the top, and is hooked to a garden hose.
  8. Suburban chick farmer 09

    Suburban chick farmer 09 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2009
    St. Louis MO
    Good job and well thought out.
  9. Peeplperson

    Peeplperson Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2009
    Way to go! And I love the color.

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