newbie coop build

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ladyride, May 15, 2011.

  1. ladyride

    ladyride Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we are newbies to raising chickens however we had been around them in our much younger years. Well the house had to build the house first. We thought about getting a coop from tsc until we found out they wanted 528.00 for a 3 hen tractor my purse was screaming NO. Many thanks to all on here for the ideas [​IMG] all in all we have about 450.00 in the coop & chickens.We repourposed many materials, as you can tell from the doggie door. The ladies have a 8x8 coop with a 30 x 10 run . we got 10 bo, 10 light brahmas 3 lavender orphs 1 blue orph apparently 1 white leghorn pullet who was supposed to be a bo roo:lau [​IMG],[​IMG], not as elaborate as some but functional I think . Again THANKS to all
     
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  2. savingpurple

    savingpurple Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks good ! Have fun!!
     
  3. dkvart1

    dkvart1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    great job recycling materials, looks great!
     
  4. HudsonValleyGirl

    HudsonValleyGirl Out Of The Brooder

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    The coop is nice but your run needs some work. I would get rid of the chicken wire and put something more sturdy up. I would also put some bird netting on top. I love the real people door.
     
  5. zookeeper15133

    zookeeper15133 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks great! Nice job recycling!

    Two suggestions:
    1.) Put some waterproof material over where the nest box meets the wall. You will probably have leakage when it rains.

    2.) Take off that 6" piece over the door, just under the roof and cover with hardware cloth for ventilation.

    Welcome and enjoy your chicks!
     
  6. ladyride

    ladyride Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:we put silicone caulk around nest box ,in & out we have had 3 bad storms no leakage there. we had the cloth over eaves as you had suggested 1st storm water everywhere glad chicks were still in brooder. after 2nd storm no leakage .this is why we put in people windows for ventilation.
     
  7. zookeeper15133

    zookeeper15133 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sorry. Wow, you already had it covered, great job!
    Does the top of your nest box open to gather eggs?
     
  8. TNChick721

    TNChick721 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Neighbor [​IMG]. Coop looks good! Thanks for sharing!!
     
  9. ladyride

    ladyride Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:sure does I need 2 put a handle on it to make it a little easier it is heavy:)
     
  10. LD Jackson

    LD Jackson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I may ask, what are the dimensions of the coop?
     

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