Newbies Chicken Coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Browser8, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. Browser8

    Browser8 Out Of The Brooder

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    This is my coop that I built for our chickens. We haven't haven't had our chickens but for a few months.

    We only have 3 hens and a roo right now. But I have 25 RIR chicks ordered for the last few weeks of february and that will pick up the population a little.

    Below are a few pics. I might try and take some more.

    I am really proud of the nesting box design. You can gather eggs without ever having to go inside.

    They just spend the night in the coop. THey free range during the day until Roo decides it is time for the girls to go to bed and he corrals them into the coop.

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    Here is a picture of Roo & the girls.

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  2. johnmayersquare

    johnmayersquare Let's Talk About Chicks, Man!

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    Looks awesome! Great job! [​IMG]
     
  3. birdlover

    birdlover Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    Northern Va.
    Looks great!! What are the dimensions? I love the pic of your chickens. A great big ol' white rooster is so majestic among a group of RIR's.
     
  4. andehens

    andehens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That all looks pretty nice and usable and love how the rooster stands out!

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  5. Browser8

    Browser8 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Yeah he is a handsome fellow... I just wish he wasn't so mean. He will be out in the woods with the girls and hear the back door open at our house and come running to take us on. He is a nut case. LOL

    The hen in the back with more white specks on her is Abbey. We called her Abbey because she does "A"nything "B"ut what Roo wants her to do. She was a sweetie and would sit in our laps and loved to have us rub the back of her head. She was an old girl and finally gave up the ghost. We miss her a lot.

    And thanks for the welcome.
     
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  6. Browser8

    Browser8 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:The coop is approximatley 8' x 16'

    And we have (5) 16" WD X 12" HT nest boxes. I am wishing now that I had made them a little taller.

    I am told that those nest will be sufficient for up to 20 hens.
     
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  7. birdlover

    birdlover Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    Northern Va.
    5 should be enough. They will probably decide one of the nests is the most desirable and all try to use that one! And sometimes 2 or even 3 hens will all try to lay in the same nest at the same time! Silly girls!
     
  8. Browser8

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    Quote:The hay is always nicer under the other hen huh?
     
  9. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, your coop looks great, I am sure your chickens are very happy.

    Omran
     

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