New to chickens. Built our first coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by piercesdesigns, Apr 9, 2011.

  1. piercesdesigns

    piercesdesigns Out Of The Brooder

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    My husband is a great carpenter. Here is our new coop before I paint it.

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    I think we did pretty good.
     
  2. hennyannie

    hennyannie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2011
    North Carolina
    That is very classy! What kind of wire did you use?
     
  3. piercesdesigns

    piercesdesigns Out Of The Brooder

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    Galvanized hardware wire. 1/2"
     
  4. wannabchick

    wannabchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 27, 2010
    Northen Va
    Great Job.. its true.. very classy.. and gorgeous.. all in one..

    I love it.. if I were only having a few hens.. yep.. I would want that too ...

    LOVE IT
     
  5. wannabchick

    wannabchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 27, 2010
    Northen Va
    Quote:I cant tell from the photo.. but make sure if you dont.. that you add vents around the sides.. for air circulation..
    xooxxo
     
  6. piercesdesigns

    piercesdesigns Out Of The Brooder

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    You can't tell from the photo, but there is no solid roof. Just the rippled fiberglass that is raised above the galvanized wire . We have had driving thunderstorms here since it was built and the wood shavings are bone dry inside! WOO HOO.

    We only have 4 hens. Our city limit is 6. I never plan to have more than 4.

    Thereis a big access door inside the pen. Once the hens are acclimated I will let them free-range a bit.
     
  7. Shanda

    Shanda Out Of The Brooder

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    I would love to see a picture of the inside...with your chickens included [​IMG].
     
  8. Garden Gal

    Garden Gal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You do have a very talented husband - that is an awesome little coop! Your four girls are going to be living the high life! [​IMG]
     
  9. BLUeggy

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    Super Nice Coop![​IMG]
     
  10. mcf3kids

    mcf3kids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Adorable - very nice work!! [​IMG]
     

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