New to chickens, building a Coop and Run

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by foghorn77, Sep 1, 2014.

  1. foghorn77

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    My wife has been bugging me for a few years to get some chickens, I am not really opposed to the idea so i finally gave in. Here are the plans I came up with. I am planning on using mostly old pallets as materials and some left over sheet metal for roofing. I will post more photos as I make progress.

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  2. Pinkaboo

    Pinkaboo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmmm so you let your wife keep 'bugging you' even though you actually quite like the idea
    And now you are totally into it designing and building a coop! MEN
     
  3. 21hens-incharge

    21hens-incharge Overrun With Chickens

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    I actually think it will turn out cool looking. Rather modern.

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    My Dh told me I was on my own building coops number 6 and 7. He spent all day yesterday helping me modify the walls I built and then sheeting them. Tomorrow after work he plans on helping me do more priming and sealing. ( I kind of wish I had just gotten the brand new siding instead of used crate material.)
     
  4. foghorn77

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    I ad a day off work today due to rain this morning so I got started. It's just a coop skeleton but its a start and now I know I need more lumber o finish the rest. Not a big deal there plenty of pallets to breakdown at work.
     
  5. foghorn77

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    I finally got my coop and run finished just a few weeks after the girls moved in. Sorry for no process pictures.
     
  6. JanetS

    JanetS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How many chickens do you have? Do you have any pictures of the inside?
     
  7. RJSorensen

    RJSorensen Chicken George

    That is quite a build you have thereā€¦ I can not say I have ever seen anything quite like it. I am just grinning, as I view your photographs, how fun that must have been, the creative forces within often show in a nice piece of work/art you have made for your charges. And you have the only one of its kind. I must be worrisome to contemplate what would be, should your try another. Nice work, good job, a worthwhile project for both your and yours, and the BYC community as well.

    Thank you, and best to you and your birds,

    RJ
     
  8. foghorn77

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    We have 4 chickens currently but I figure we could have as many as 8 or 10. I don't have any pictures of the interior right now. All the roofs are removable for cleaning. I will take some later. I have thoughts of the next coop I will build when we move in about 5 years. Mostly refinements and a better foundation.
     

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