Noob to having chickens but not to the idea. Coop pics

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by nightcap, May 13, 2009.

  1. nightcap

    nightcap Out Of The Brooder

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    I got four six month old chickens and love them already. I have been wanting to raise chickens for eggs for a long time. When my wife didn't flinch this last time I talked to her i went ahead and built a coop. I had to hurry cause the chickens arrived a week early so be gentil on my design.. I got the wooden box from work and the roofing from the mother in law so I just had to buy 2x4's and chicken wire. It was fun to build.

    I got 4 eggs the next day. I have been averaging 4 a day. I love it.

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  2. sangel4you

    sangel4you Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I Am thinking I need a coop about the size of yours...how many chickens do you have, and do you have any interior pics? I need ideas of how to set it up in a small fashion while providing maximum space and ease of getting to! Thanks!

    NM...I see you have four chicks...my bad!
     
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  3. lunkerchicken

    lunkerchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    I think you did a great job - I love the coop! What kind of hens do you have? How long did the coop take you to build? Nice work!
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  4. sueg6255

    sueg6255 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great job. YOur chickens will love you for it.
     
  5. nightcap

    nightcap Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the nice comments. I plan on putting 4 or 5 boxes in there soon but right now I have the whole bottom lined with straw. All 4 chickens use one small depression in the straw to lay their eggs. I'd like to make a door on the back to reach the eggs while the chickens are out and about. How ever I like going in and socializing with the ladies.
     
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  6. RendonRoo

    RendonRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks great. If you have predators in your area i would recommend a heavier wire. Chicken wire is only good to keep chickens in. Welcome to BYC
     
  7. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2008
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    nice coop, I agree about the wire, you might need a heavier wires.
     
  8. mmtillman

    mmtillman Chillin' With My Peeps

    great coop!! [​IMG]
     
  9. nightcap

    nightcap Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Funny you should mention that. I saw a raccoon this morning that worried me a bit. I wondered if it would keep them out.

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  10. sillybirds

    sillybirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's a great box to get for free! A ready made coop.
     

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