New Coop is Near Completion - several pics UPDATED PICS ADDED

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by PorkChop, May 20, 2012.

  1. PorkChop

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    My new coop is near completion, just a few details to wrap up. This is my second coop and this time around I wanted to include some of my learnings from the first time through. I also researched many coops here where I found many great ideas, hoping I can return the favor by posting some pics.

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    I wanted something that I could stand up in so a full size front door went in


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    Clean out door that lets me sweep out the coop floor, above the clean out door is 3 nesting boxes


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    Also went with sand in the run, and love it. Can't see it here but I used a cutting board for the pop door and an electric motor and timer to open and close the door


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    Some storage space on the other side with another nesting box above the storage space


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    4 ft x 8 ft coop and 8 ft x 12 ft run


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    Window on each side for ventilation and hardware cloth to keep predators out


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    Nesting box and clean out door



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    All are welcome except Mr. Fox, Mr. Racoon and Mr. Possum


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    Girls really do seem to like their new digs, and you can see a little of the linoleum floor which is incredible for clean up


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    Have to name it don't we...
     
    Last edited: May 31, 2012
  2. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Crowing

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    That is one cute coop! You did a great job! [​IMG]
     
  3. Redangler

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    Great looking coop. Just when I think I know what I want to build something like this shows up! I guess I need to go back to the drawing board! Great Job!
     
  4. wekiva bird

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    Great job [​IMG]
     
  5. Joe.G

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    Very nice job, looks real neat and well built, I like coops that people put pride into.
     
  6. PorkChop

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    Thanks everyone for the nice comments!
     
  7. mi chicken

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    very nice i hope my chickens dont see it or they will want to move. lol
     
  8. Tigertrea

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    Awesome! Much nicer looking then my redneck coop LOL
     
  9. 4 MimisPeeps

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    Looks wonderful! You have incorporated many good ideas! What type of sand/where did you buy and what is under the sand? My chicks are almost 3 weeks and trying to finalize my coop plans but everytime I look here and see a new one, like yours, plans change! My husband said "Just decide already! They're chickens!" He doesnt share my affection quite yet....
     
  10. Momochicken

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    Great Coop!
     

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