New to the site, here's my coop build

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by jester8484, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. jester8484

    jester8484 Out Of The Brooder

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    My Coop
    well we decided to get chickens, so i repurposed an failing shed into a coop.

    4x6 oak timber base to get the coop off the ground.
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    New floor frame installed and supports installed to sturdy it for transport.

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    , attached homemade wheels ( with ratcheting heigh adjustment)
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    attached shed/coop to riding mower via steel channel, and cut away old rotten floor
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    Drove away with the remaining coop to new location
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    Backed up the coop to the oak frame
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    this is where the ratcheting wheels were needed, jacked the coop higher to back it up onto the frame.
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    installed lower back door to pull out poop trays
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    nest box egg doors
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    roost bars 2x4s beveled edges
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    front doors with window, plus paint
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    back window
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    egg doors, chained with locks and hasps
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    nest boxes
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    1.5" square tubing welded into fence panels
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    panels up and bolted together, burried hardware cloth also hardware clothed the top
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    easy access handle to open the coop chicken door with hasp and lock
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    the most recent pick i have, but i'll take another soon with the other recent mods
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    I've since added a large open run taht sourounds the entire structure. so they have lots of space and tree coverage. i'll post another pic when i get a chance to take one.


    thanks for looking.
     
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2013
  2. 3 Chicks

    3 Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice job! Great pictures of the process!
     
  3. 2coopscounting

    2coopscounting Out Of The Brooder

    Wow.........Inch and a half square tube for the run......you really went all out!! Very nice work, and welcome!!
     
  4. trooper

    trooper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]You did a lot of engineering on the work and getting it from point a to point b.I bet the chickens sleep good.It ain't Fort Knox-but getting there with the security.Good Job.[​IMG] I like the wheel lift.That worked great.
     
  5. coreshot

    coreshot Out Of The Brooder

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    Very nice job! I love the barn look.
     
  6. BrendaJ

    BrendaJ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very nice. Love all the pics.
     
  7. jester8484

    jester8484 Out Of The Brooder

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    My Coop
    Hey thanks for the feedback, i can't seem to get home from work in the daylight to get a wider picture of their run. hopfully ill have a pic come the weekend.
     
  8. CMYates

    CMYates Out Of The Brooder

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    Very nice.
     
  9. jester8484

    jester8484 Out Of The Brooder

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    My Coop
    ok so heres a wider shot of the coop/cage and open run
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    the hens have off and on access to the open run pending weather and recent wildlife sightings.

    the green wire garden fence goes from the right side of the coop over to where the sun comes into the picture then back to the split rail fence. kinda hard to see in the picture but i couldnt fit it all in if I got any closer. you can guess teh fence by the split in teh green grass and brown leaves. basically the entire wooded area is fenced in for the hens.
     
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2013
  10. Young Farmer

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    Looks Awesome!
     

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