New Member From Western TN


7 Years
May 17, 2012
Moscow, TN
Hi all,

I found this site while looking for ideas on building a coop, I was first looking at doing a tractor but then decided to go ahead and build a coop and run. We used to keep about 80 to 100 RRI when I was younger by 30+ years we ate and sold many eggs. My sister gave me some of her girls eggs, missed the taste difference and had to have our own, not to mention FL and TN are a bit apart for regular delivery. Our Current flock consist of 7 RIR, 6 Barred Rocks, 5 Leghorns, 6 sexlinks, 5 keets. We had 6 cornish x rocks, 1 put down with leg issues, the 5 remaining are now residing in the freezer. Coop is 8'x8'x8' made from shipping pallets and salvage materials for the most part, I had to buy the lumber for the floor frame and 10 -- 2x4's for the window frames in the walls. Run is 12' x 36' with top wire cover, we have an active Red Tailed Hawks nest nearby. Started a BFL composter and working on a rain barrel water with nipples.

Here are a few pics.

The Start of the Chick Shack.

I will have to get a better view of the Outside with the run..

WOW!! That looks like quite an undertaking - and with some awesome ideas!! Thank you so much for sharing - love the pics :) Oh!! And WELCOME TO BYC! Glad to have you!
Hello and welcome to BYC! Like your set-up, you should post it under Coop Designs and Construction.
Hello and :welcome

Looks like a fantastic project you've got going! And I love the taste of freshly laid eggs too :celebrate
Don't hesitate to ask any questions you might have, and enjoy the site :D

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