Our coop in progress...

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by chickenchok, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. chickenchok

    chickenchok Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had to share, finally, a photo of our coop in progress. My wonderful husband is making us a beautiful coop (5X8). We still have quite a few odds and ends to do on it like windows, chicken door, staining, nest boxes, roosts... (and have to have warm weather to stain the inside b4 chickens can occupy it). I'll try to post photos of the inside when complete. Our 6 adorable pullets (already 4 mos. old!) are living in the run (20'X8')with a plastic playhouse as a makeshift henhouse [​IMG] We plan to order 11 more chicks in the spring.

    Thank you to each and every one of you who have submitted photos here as well as everyone who responded to my requests for advice. You have all been such a great source of information and encouragement. Chickens are AWESOME!

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  2. Clay In Iowa

    Clay In Iowa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, Very nice!!
     
  3. jforsness

    jforsness Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cool, what a great looking coop! You're chickens will be very happy [​IMG]
     
  4. mrsgibber

    mrsgibber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WHat a great set up. I see you have yours tucked into a wooded area. I was wondering if that was ok to do with my own. We have our coop but still need to paint it and build the run. I was thinking that it would be nice for the coop to be in the shade for those hot summer months.
     
  5. Dr.Doorlock

    Dr.Doorlock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Before you build those nest boxes, you may want to take a look at the modular ones I designed and built. You could just cut holes in the sides of the coup and slide them in place.

    I detailed some instructions on another post and I added more pictures at yet another, but start at my web site and let me know if you want more info.
     
  6. chickenchok

    chickenchok Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Dr. Doorlock, I'll check yours out.
     
  7. brkuk

    brkuk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    nice box Dr.door, Real good idea and planning. Way to go:D[​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  8. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    WOW! [​IMG] That's GORGEOUS!

    Yep, it's okay to put your coop near the trees, however, you want to make SURE to bury your fencing, because more critters will be attracted since it's close the trees.

    DH and I built a new chicken run near a tree...and we ran into numerous HUGE roots. So, the run is oddly shaped, but I don't think the chickens will mind!
     
  9. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    It's lovely! [​IMG] Can't wait to see it done. [​IMG]
     
  10. one cool chick

    one cool chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know that coop. it is in my backyard. I am chickenchocks daughter. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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