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New member from NC with pictures of new chicken quarters

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Shag, Jan 3, 2009.

  1. Shag

    Shag In the Brooder

    Jan 3, 2009
    Hi y'all. We moved out to the country about a year and a half ago and finally got around to getting a couple of chickens. Gonna pick up a couple more probably next weekend. Today we worked on a new coop/run for our chickens. It's 8'X8'X6' high and the coop is about 6'X3'X2.5' high with a shingled roof. It is 100% enclosed (floor, ceiling, all sides) with welded wire fence. We have one Rhode Island Red and one other kind of chicken right now but I forget what the name of the breed of that one is. I'll find out when we go back to get a couple more. Still want to put a ramp up to the coop and put some nesting boxes in there and a couple of roosting perches. But the hard part of the building of it is done. We don't plan on keeping more than 5-6 chickens in there at the very most, probably not more than 4 so we think we have plenty of room. What do y'all think? Here's a few pictures of our setup so far.

    2 doors for easy access to coop/nesting boxes for collecting eggs:
    The doorway so we can clean it out and get them fresh food/water:
    Shot showing how the top is also covered with the welded wire fencing. Nothing's gonna get in or out of this thing unless we want it to (we hope):

  2. hoosier

    hoosier Songster

    Looks great!
  3. mizauntcathy'shenhouse

    mizauntcathy'shenhouse Songster

    Sep 18, 2008
    Huntsville, TX
    Looks like your ready to go.... Welcome!!! You'll love this site and there is so much to learn form all the members.

  4. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    Good looking setup you have there. And [​IMG] from TN
  5. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Songster

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    LOOKS great . [​IMG]

    But I am going to make a commit and remember where you heard it , chickens are very addicting and YOU WILL end up with alot more than you expect to . [​IMG]

    So , plan ahead buddy !!!!!!!
  6. redoak

    redoak Songster

    Feb 27, 2008
    Russia, NY

    Very nice coop and run
  7. willowcol

    willowcol Songster

    Oct 10, 2008
    Macclesfield NC
    Nice coop. [​IMG]

  8. Jolyn

    Jolyn Songster

    Apr 5, 2008
    Northern California
    Looks great!! I love how you made the door so you can collect your eggs.

    I will tell you what someone on here told me and that i learned from experience. Chickens can stick there heads through that wire you are using. I would put some hardware cloth around the bottom so they don't get snagged by a predator.
  9. davidb

    davidb Songster

    Dec 15, 2008
    north east Georgia
    nice very nice:welcome
  10. Mourningdove

    Mourningdove Songster

    Dec 17, 2008
    Cleveland, Tn.
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