Old Coop Reno! (my first coop)

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by kevlar, Aug 21, 2011.

  1. kevlar

    kevlar Out Of The Brooder

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    So we moved to a new property about a month ago and out in the back there was an old coop that had not been used in about twenty years. I asked the landlord if I could get chickens and she said I could do what ever I wanted with it so my chicken adventure began.

    Here is a a few pics of it when we moved in before the renos

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    I saw a bunch of others coops had nesting boxes that you could access from outside so I ripped the old ones off the wall and cut a hole on the front wall and moved them, I reused as much of the old boxes a possible.

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    it also needed a new door, also constructed from old reclaimed cedar fencing lying around the yard.

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    I decided to build my chickens a run also it is 18'x14' and 5' high with the wire buried 14" below grade and 6" out. I now know that this might not be high enough and it is not covered but I will see how my birds do and have plans to extend and cover in the future.

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    this is my gate (not finished) I have some metal roofing paneling that I will attach to it

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    well thats it for now this is a work in progress but Im having fun so far!
     
  2. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Nice job , it's off topic but I love the view behind it [​IMG]
     
  3. kevlar

    kevlar Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you and yes I love the view too! I also forgot to mention that I am also re-roofing the coop as well
     
  4. ll

    ll Chillin' With My Peeps

    wow ur so lucky! [​IMG]

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  5. AZBootsie

    AZBootsie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Coop
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    Looking Good!!
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    What kind of chickens are you getting??
     
  6. kevlar

    kevlar Out Of The Brooder

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    so far I am going to pick up two Buff Brahmas in a few days I might have a line on some Bantam Silver Phoenix cross' and I might know someone with some Buff Orpingtons. I want to get 8-12 total and I would like to have a bunch of different types of breeds [​IMG]
     
  7. AZBootsie

    AZBootsie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Very cool!! How fun!!
     
  8. krcote

    krcote Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How lucky are you!? Looks like you will have some happy chickens! Until you completely enclose and hardware cloth your run, make sure you lock those gals up at night [​IMG]
     
  9. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

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    awesome!!! what part of the country is this? what beautiful views! [​IMG]
     
  10. kevlar

    kevlar Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes I plan on locking them in their coop at night for sure, I might not finish/enclose the run for a bit but I a planning on having part of the run covered with roofing panels so they will have a bit of a run for the winter.


    We live in the west Kootenays of B.C. Canada in a place called Tarrys/Thrums it is between Nelson and Castlegar
     

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