new coop/rod

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by hen-bound, Oct 16, 2010.

  1. hen-bound

    hen-bound New Egg

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    hello and thanks for taken a look. I'm as green as they come. this is my first coop, any input will be welcome.
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  2. luvchicks8

    luvchicks8 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2009
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    Love the coop I would have used hardware cloth on the door though. Other than that beautiful!!!
     
  3. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

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    Absolutely GORGEOUS!!!

    And you can tote it to the store too so you don't have to leave your babies at home!! No, seriously...

    I just want to tell you this too:

    The fencing you selected will allow weasels and rats to enter the coop. They kill chickens happily. Hardware cloth will not let predators in. I recommend screwing some on with large washers (yes, the windows, too).

    Beautiful coop!
     
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2010
  4. hen-bound

    hen-bound New Egg

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    Thank you for the imput! there is another part to the door that close the door to wind. there will now be chicken wire over the door and windows.thanks you. I took them foe a ride today. I will stain and paint trim and add the outdoor lighting this week. I will post them pics
     
  5. Knock Kneed Hen

    Knock Kneed Hen California Dream'in Chickens

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    That's awesome! Love that's it's portable. Easy to evacuate when there's a fire [​IMG]
     
  6. OregonChickenGal

    OregonChickenGal Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. TomG

    TomG Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very, very nice! If I had some land I would steal your idea!
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    how large is the coop, looks like alot of chickens in there. Chicken wire won't help, it won't stop raccoons and other determined predators. You really do need the hardware cloth.
     
  9. Moabite

    Moabite Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2010
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    [​IMG] Need to relocate the licence plate and tail lights, add a fold out run and then you could tow them behind your RV and tour America![​IMG]
     
  10. mgw

    mgw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it looks nice. As long as you have coverings for the door and windows you will be fine. I couldn't tell it was your first one looks professional. What are you going to call it. [​IMG]
     

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