new low budget coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by stonykill, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. stonykill

    stonykill Overrun With Chickens

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    sorry for the terrible pic, my camera is acting up. Here is my newest coop, mainly from salvaged/recycled material. It holds 8 Sumatra's at the moment. I'm hoping in the spring, these girls will go broody, and add to their little flock!

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  2. For The Love of Peeps

    For The Love of Peeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice! [​IMG]
     
  3. Poppafrog

    Poppafrog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Coop looks good [​IMG] but It looks like its gonna be crowded in there for 8.
     
  4. gmendoza

    gmendoza Chillin' With My Peeps

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    nniiccee! way to go using reclaimed materials!

    you might want to go with brick or cinderblock on your retaining wall instead of plywood.It will get soggy after winter and fail. Also so no boogiecreatures can claw and chew thru it,tunnel under and MMMWWWAHAHAHAHA!!
     
  5. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    It looks great! Make sure you close the coop door and lock it every night. Chicken wire will not keep the predators out. Raccoons, dogs, and other medium to large animal can rip right through the wire.
     
  6. stonykill

    stonykill Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Thanks and of course. I have over 80 chickens, so I know the drill
     
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  7. stonykill

    stonykill Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Sumatra's are small birds. The hens weighing 4 lbs full grown, the roo's 6lbs at most. And once breeding time for these occurs, there will only be 1 roo in with them. But there is plenty of room. The coop is 5 feet wide, 3 feet deep, and almost 5 feet high at it's highest point. Lots of room!
     
  8. stonykill

    stonykill Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:thats in the plan. I had to get them moved in yesterday. I'm currently scrounging for block and brick......

    also what you can't see in the pic is the wire fence goes onto the ground and continues for about a foot at ground level. That is all going to get covered with rock and such after the blocks.....
     
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  9. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:of course. I have over 80 chickens, so I know the drill

    Your very lucky! I could only bring home 8. Hubby is not going to be happy when I breed my frizzle with the neighbors BR roo. We are planning on keeping the chicks. He says I've gone overboard with only 8.[​IMG]
     
  10. stonykill

    stonykill Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:of course. I have over 80 chickens, so I know the drill

    Your very lucky! I could only bring home 8. Hubby is not going to be happy when I breed my frizzle with the neighbors BR roo. We are planning on keeping the chicks. He says I've gone overboard with only 8.[​IMG]

    over 50 of them are new this year. Around 20 that I incubated, including these 8, 11 I purchased, and the remaining 20 plus are from broody Sumatra hens. Plus I sold about a dozen. Sumatra's are crazy about going broody!
     

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