1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    Not a member yet? join BYC here & then introduce yourself in our community forum here.

Our coop in North Georgia lots of pics

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by porteryork, Jul 25, 2008.

  1. porteryork

    porteryork Songster

    382
    8
    141
    May 9, 2008
    Clarkesville, GA
    I finally remembered to take some pics of our coop. We found the perfect spot for it nestled in a corner of the property by a shady tree. We built it with a high roof (tin) and spaces in between the boards for ventilation. It stays very nice in the coop at all times, even in the worst heat of the summer. The big girls seem very happy and the babies are venturing out more and more.

    [​IMG][​IMG]

    We buried hardware cloth to keep predators from digging in.

    [​IMG]
     
  2. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Songster

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Looks good. I'd wrap the bottom of the whole run in hardware cloth as well. You never know what could get in there... weasels, snakes, etc...
     
  3. porteryork

    porteryork Songster

    382
    8
    141
    May 9, 2008
    Clarkesville, GA
    Thanks. We did wrap in hardware cloth and then put deer netting over the top. Rosie the Hamburg still gets out, should have named her Houdini but so far so good.[​IMG]
    Rosie
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2008
  4. Anny

    Anny Songster

    Apr 24, 2008
    Detroit Michigan
    I like your coop, simple yet pretty do you have any photos of the inside?
     
  5. porteryork

    porteryork Songster

    382
    8
    141
    May 9, 2008
    Clarkesville, GA
    Thanks Annie. We are still working on the inside but I will shoot some tomorrow.
     
  6. Chickaroo!

    Chickaroo! Songster

    815
    1
    161
    Dec 27, 2007
    I really like your coop. It looks rustic. Rosie is very cute too.
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    spaces in between the boards for ventilation.

    Looks very much like my original coop (which grew from 8x8 to 8x20). Do you have hardware wire in those gaps at the top? Just checking!
    Here's my original one-see? Great minds in Ga think alike!
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/coops/clutch-hutch/index.php
     
  8. porteryork

    porteryork Songster

    382
    8
    141
    May 9, 2008
    Clarkesville, GA
    Thanks Speckled! We did put the wire in the inside vents but we are too short for the top ones and I think that is where Rosie is getting out. Gotta get my ladder down there.
     
  9. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

    6,396
    18
    263
    Apr 20, 2008
    Birnamwood, Wisconsin
    It's beautiful, great job.
     
  10. porteryork

    porteryork Songster

    382
    8
    141
    May 9, 2008
    Clarkesville, GA
    Thank you all. More pics of inside tomorrow.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: