New winter coop finished!! Upgrades on my BYC page.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by patman75, Nov 23, 2009.

  1. patman75

    patman75 Chillin' With My Peeps

    The new coop is done. 8X8 with about 200 sq of run. It will be the winter home for my hens and serve as the coop for meat chickens during the summer while the layers are in the tractor.

    About 1/3 of the material I had left over from when I built my garage. the window I got from craigslist for $15 bucks and it matchs my house and garage. The door is recycled.

    Deep litter method with tarp. Currently it is not insulated but I can always add that.

    What do you think?






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  2. emys

    emys Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2008
    I think it looks Fantastic! (Love the 1 egg per nest bit at the end.)
  3. ThePamperedPullet

    ThePamperedPullet Chillin' With My Peeps

    That looks great! Good Job!!!!
  4. Hoosiermomma

    Hoosiermomma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2009
    S.E Ind
    Great coop!!!!!! [​IMG]
  5. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    [​IMG] Looks like a mini-me of your house!! I can't tell where your ventilation is...up along the roof line??? It's a beautiful coop!
  6. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Very Nice.

  7. patman75

    patman75 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:The whole top and bottom overhangs are open with hardware cloth. Plenty of ventilation.

    The coop is protected from the West and Northwest winds from the garage.

    I just put all the girls and one boy [​IMG] into the coop tonight under the cover of darkness. I hope they like what they wake up to.

    The eggs are actaully golf balls to help them on thier first day in the coop. I don't plan to let them out into the run until at least mid day tomorrow
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2009
  8. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    It's a beautiful coop!
  9. Chook-A-Holic

    Chook-A-Holic Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2009
    Central, N.C.
    I like the way you made it look like an integral part of your estate. Nice!!! [​IMG]

  10. TcherDawn

    TcherDawn Granite State Chook

    Jan 30, 2009
    Prescott, AZ
    What a cute coop. Looks just like your house. We just finished ours too. In NH, we were pushing the limit of mother nature. Glad you got yours done too!

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