One of the new guys coops.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by wirerat123, Sep 20, 2014.

  1. wirerat123

    wirerat123 Out Of The Brooder

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    I've got 21 chickens in a 20x100 run and I've been housing them in 2 medium sized cages, and large 10x10 baby fence with a makeshift roof and a large dog carrier for the last couple weeks. Well having that inconvenience in housing the birds I figured I needed to get a coop done ASAP. So on the fly I built this. It still needs tin on the roof, paint and trim, but I FINALLY have 16 roosting birds in the coop and only 5 younger birds in a cage to deal with. It's got some minor imperfections that come from building on the fly, but looks pretty good. Hopefully in a few days putting themselves away in the proper place will become automatic for them.

    Big Bertha and Miss Daisy are already checking it out.

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    and 16 birds all tucked safely away inside. Ahhhhhhhh.

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  2. thomasboyle

    thomasboyle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very nice!

    Can the chickens come in and out on their own, or do they have to wait for you to open the door? I like the use of the pallet as a ramp. I recently found a good source for them for $1 each, and am looking for new ways to use them.
     
  3. wirerat123

    wirerat123 Out Of The Brooder

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    They can only come in or out when I have the door open for now. But when I put the pallet in place the door holds open. I'll take it down when I close up the coop for the night.
     

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