Newbie with finished coop and finally some birds!!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by jstalljon, Aug 6, 2013.

  1. jstalljon

    jstalljon New Egg

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    We moved into our new property about 4 months ago, we are fortunate enough to have acreage and wanted to try our hand at chickens. I have a large pole barn and the northeast corner used to look like this...

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    I had a vision....and a plan! :)

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    So then construction began...

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    And construction continued

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    Access to the nesting boxes from outside the coop, a work bench and storage shelf

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    Paneling up, and electrical wiring / lighting completed

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    Let there be light!!!

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    The entire inside is lined in fiberglass skins so clean up and wipe down will be a breeze. Also helps draw in a lot of natural light

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    A pivoting roost to again aid in clean up.

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    A few more shots of the inside...pop door and ramp, nesting boxes with mats, and some alternate height roost poles

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    The outside run...not overly large, but again the intent is to be able to leave that exterior access door open and let them truly be 'free range'.

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    So we picked up some isa browns from an Amish neighbor, and it didn't take them long to get accustomed to their new surroundings!


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    Everybody is HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY!!!

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    Thanks for looking and all the information on this great site! I'd appreciate any critiquing from any of the chicken veterans out there.
     
  2. loghomehenhouse

    loghomehenhouse Out Of The Brooder

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    Awesome!,
     
  3. Scoopers804

    Scoopers804 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Great looking coop and birds! Very innovative and a wonderful use of the space!

    From one new Momma Hen to another.. Good luck! =)
     
  4. TheGeekySheep

    TheGeekySheep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, nice job!

    I'm building a pole barn coop with an outside run as well but mine's not half so awesome. The fiberglass walls are genius. Also I'm stealing that pivoting roost idea. :)
     
  5. countrybiggen

    countrybiggen Out Of The Brooder

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    Awesome
     
  6. BrendaJ

    BrendaJ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great job!!!!
     
  7. oolyboolu

    oolyboolu Chillin' With My Peeps

    Love it! Especially that pivoting roost ;)
     
  8. MelissaTXRn

    MelissaTXRn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! That a great set up!!
     
  9. Kolibree

    Kolibree Out Of The Brooder

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    So Jealous!!![​IMG]
     
  10. sarahem23

    sarahem23 Out Of The Brooder

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    That looks fantastic! I love the pivoting roost too...I wanted to put something like that in mine but there isn't the space! Good work! [​IMG]
     

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