New Coop Project - More Pics post 8

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by blsimpson, Nov 14, 2009.

  1. blsimpson

    blsimpson Out Of The Brooder

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    I was recently gifted the money to finally build the coop that i want by my parents!!

    I borrowed this design, and made a few of my own modifications.. https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=32956

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    going to shrink it some, making it 8'x4', and gunna put the nesting box on the outside, instead of inside..

    Went and bought all the supplies today. so excited!!

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    What its replacing: (Im going to turn this one into what Im calling the "integration coop". Going to use it as I introduce new birds into our small flock..)
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    And of course, cant forget the helpers.. :)
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  2. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Nice gift!! Generous parents!! [​IMG] Have fun building!
     
  3. The Sheriff

    The Sheriff Overrun With Chickens

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    Can't wait to see. Post pics!
     
  4. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    My Coop
    Let the fun begin!!!
     
  5. gsim

    gsim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC, home of the friendliest most helpful people you will meet anywhere. Nice place and good idea to have bump-out nest boxes in a small coop. Makes it roomier for the chooks and you will have less fighting that way and a little cooler. Do not neglect ventilation and do not neglect protection against predators. A dog that stays outside all night is a good start. I went with a 6' tall pen, steel 2x4 welded wire set in cement. It has a fence charger with 4 courses of hot wire. We have lots of preds hereabouts. We lock them into their coop at dusk daily and so far, no losses. [​IMG]
     
  6. blsimpson

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    Well, its been hard finding time this past week, with it getting dark so early, but have made a lot of progress on it..

    Day (night) One:

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    Day Two. Forgot the camera till a little later.. Got the rest of the studs up for the walls, the roof on, and half of the roost box built.. Made a lot of progress..
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    Still have a lot to do.. But its getting there, and i am super excited!
     
  7. ChookHappy

    ChookHappy Dances with Chickens

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    Great pics and it looks like it's coming along very well! I too am trying to finish my coop to get chooks out of a rabbit hutch type thing lol. I miss the longer days as well. It would be convenient to have at the moment.
     
  8. blsimpson

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    Got some more pics in the light today. Only really had time to build the door today, to much going on. Saturday I plan to make a lot of headway, as long as my wife will let me work.. :)

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    And of course, cant forget the birds. :) Onyx (on top), and Sienna..
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  9. rirluvr

    rirluvr Gallus Domesticus

    so beautiful just brings tears to my eyes.. so many chicken people here. I am in a glass case of emotions right now. that is a beautiful coop by the way. I made mine out of scraps of wood. I will have to post it up later on.
     
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  10. chickenwhisperer123

    chickenwhisperer123 Whispers Loudly

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    Looks great!! [​IMG]
     

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