NEW COOP(pic heavy)

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by S n M Poultry, Dec 19, 2007.

  1. S n M Poultry

    S n M Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 31, 2007
    Riverside,CA
    It was originally supposed to be a chicken tractor but i didnt have any wheels so its now stationary...LOL Here are some pics of it with its new residents.
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    This is the frontal view.
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    A side view.
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    A view of the inside.
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    The coops curent residents.

    I still need to add a floor, nest boxes, and a roost. I also need to cut of the over hanging metal. So tell me what you think and tell me if i need to change/fix anything.
     
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2007
  2. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    Looks pretty good! If you are going to leave it where it is and not move it, I'd put some pea gravel in the bottom of it and cover that with leaves to keep your cochins out of the mud (in the event that it rains). [​IMG]
     
  3. S n M Poultry

    S n M Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 31, 2007
    Riverside,CA
    thanks for the tip. well it allready raind so thats a problem...LOL. But what is pea gravel?
     
  4. S n M Poultry

    S n M Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 31, 2007
    Riverside,CA
    Does anyone know what pea gravle is????
     
  5. luvzmybabz

    luvzmybabz Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. S n M Poultry

    S n M Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 31, 2007
    Riverside,CA
    ok thanks
     
  7. S n M Poultry

    S n M Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 31, 2007
    Riverside,CA
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    Here is my other coop i just built
     
  8. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    Quote:I've worked in landscape supply, find a landscape supply company near you and if you have a truck to pick it up in you can get it much cheaper. Get the river rock type instead of granite, granite is to gaged fro lil chicky feet. [​IMG]
     
  9. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    Pea gravel is a type of landscaping gravel. It's small pebbles and the like. You can usually get it anywhere that sells potting & planting supplies. I suppose you could use any type of gravel rocks, but pea gravel is usually smooth stone and would be easier on their feet.
     
  10. S n M Poultry

    S n M Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 31, 2007
    Riverside,CA
    ok thanks
     

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