New old coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by brains, Jul 29, 2013.

  1. brains

    brains Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am very new to this and do not have chickens yet but thought I would try it out since one of the previous owners had a coop that he left behind. Now I am trying to figure out how to move it up a steep hill covered in rocks. I think I will disassemble and rebuild to avoid destroying it while moving it.

    Any suggestions or ideas would be appreciated. I plan on adding a run that would be about 4 ft wide by maybe 10 ft long
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  2. brains

    brains Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Updates since I am impatient. I am thinking I might move the nesting boxes to an add on to the back
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  3. jetdog

    jetdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck with the move.Having the boxes on the outside is nice no poop on the feets.I have a 10x10 dog kennel for a run, Easy to wire in sides top and bottom, Got it on craigslist.
     
  4. Mr MKK FARMS

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    Nice! :thumbsup
     
  5. brains

    brains Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Today was the big move day. My dad and I disassembled the old coop and either carried or put straps and chains on it and towed it up a hill through the prickers and then reassembled. Tomorrow hopefully the siding and then the run

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  6. ChirpyChicks1

    ChirpyChicks1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nicely done! [​IMG] I think having the nesting boxes accessible from the outside will be helpful, I didn't bother with my coop but it was built more like a shed, plenty of room for me inside :) What I'm using for a run right now is also a dog kennel, something like 12'x7'x6'. You have to predator proof it, but it's really nice (and easy) to use a kennel. Are you cleaning it as you put it back together?
     
  7. brains

    brains Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Plan to pressure wash it prior to assembling. I have a lot of predators in my area so I will be using the hardware cloth on the run and then digging out around the base and putting it in. I also have some very large rocks that I plan to install around the perimeter. The predator thing is my biggest fear. Hopefully I do not learn the hard way
     
  8. farmgirlroots

    farmgirlroots Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good bones for a coop... Lucky you having it left behind! I like your idea of moving the boxes outside. Would allow more room for roosting. It looks like a nice window in the front, but may I suggest an additional window that can be opened or some additional vents for the ever important ventilation.
     
  9. farmgirlroots

    farmgirlroots Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Something else I just noticed...the clean out door that I think I see on the side... Any way to make that larger for ease of getting in there far if need be?
     
  10. Rnbwbrite1207

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    This looks like a really great start and the suggestions left so far seem spot on. Really looking forward to finished pics!
     

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