New Coop is Near Completion - several pics UPDATED PICS ADDED

PorkChop

Songster
9 Years
Apr 27, 2010
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142
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North Carolina
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.


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



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



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



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



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



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



Nesting box and clean out door




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



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



Have to name it don't we...
 
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Redangler

Songster
8 Years
May 7, 2012
179
11
134
Bradenton, FL
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 MimisPeeps

In the Brooder
7 Years
Mar 17, 2012
40
0
34
Stamford, CT
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....
 

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