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New Coop with pics

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by MonkeyZero, Nov 24, 2007.

  1. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    I got a new coop(dad and I built)

    With side covered
    [​IMG]


    W/O Sides covered

    [​IMG]

    The HUGE RUN(approx 30-50 ft long, and 5ft wide)
    [​IMG]

    Any sugggestions?
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 24, 2007
  2. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    The bottom has a dropping pit btw
     
  3. peepkeeper

    peepkeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very cool! [​IMG]

    Have you thought about putting a solid floor over the wire? Not only will it be easier on their feet, it will keep predators out. You'd be amazed at how many critters can fit hands and teeth through those openings.
     
  4. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    no, dad siad they will be ok, plus they have big feet. [​IMG]
     
  5. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    I think you should ask the pro's about the cage floor. I would think it might damage their feet because the wire is too spread out. I would put a tighter mesh on the floor, or an area for them to get off the wire. ouch!
     
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2007
  6. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    Ok, i put a board on the dropping wire. it is only 1/4 with wire.
     
  7. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    Quote:The wire on the floor if that cage looks more like 1 inch and 1/4 to me.....if not more.
     
  8. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    Quote:The wire on the floor if that cage looks more like 1 inch and 1/4 to me.....if not more.

    like what do u mean? I mean't that i covered up 3/4s of the bottom with a wooden board, and so 1/4 is wire.
     
  9. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    Oh, i thought you were calling it 1/4" wire....i think what you did will be better for your birds. I'm sure they appreciate it [​IMG]
     
  10. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    yup yup yup![​IMG] what can i do to help keep them warm. No heater can be installed.
     

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