new house and run

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by SteveandJayneO, Sep 19, 2009.

  1. SteveandJayneO

    SteveandJayneO Out Of The Brooder

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    this is our new coop, really a 4x6 playhouse with a 2x4 porch. great roosting tops that can't bee seen. they go in and out like it is always been theirs. The run is 13x11 with cattle fencing and 4x4's as posts. fencing goes into ground but ground is rocky to add a layer of protection from digging predators. Also a line of sakrete below earth to help out just in case. Coop has three nesting boxes and deep litter control in it. They have started laying about 2 weeks ago and we have got about 14 egtgs so far. They are smaller than regular store bought eggs. I believe egg production will be increased when I install lighting in Coop.
    What you all think?
    Steve [​IMG]


    http://s301.photobucket.com/albums/nn51/SteveandJayne/chickens/
     
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2009
  2. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Steve...did you post a pic that didn't take or are we supposed to use our imaginations??? lol [​IMG] Sounds good...love to see a pic.
     
  3. SteveandJayneO

    SteveandJayneO Out Of The Brooder

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    Fixed, sorry LOl
     
  4. SuziQ991

    SuziQ991 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Love the porch! Great coop and run!
     
  5. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    very cool
     
  6. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 5, 2009
    Middleton, WI
    Good job! Nice chickens, beautiful eggs!!! Love the run/coop right next to the house. The eggs should increase in size after some time. I don't know if adding light is going to speed that up. Adding light to have approx 14 hrs 'daylight' should help with egg laying during the wintermonths....[​IMG]
     
  7. SteveandJayneO

    SteveandJayneO Out Of The Brooder

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    Fldiver, I'm lucky that the side of the house faces east and that the side gets more light then the rest. I think I'm gonna wait till the days really shorten until I do some electrical work in it. Heck I see wire all day I dont want to see it when I get home!
     
  8. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    My Coop
    Nice... and very stealth!
     

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