Our coop is almost done! Pics

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by MistyK, May 12, 2007.

  1. MistyK

    MistyK In the Brooder

    Apr 17, 2007
    We compared a zillion coop pictures, bought three books, and finally ended up sort-of-copying one we saw here! [​IMG] I'm so proud of my husband and sons' work, I had to put it out there for you to see! We're still going to cut windows on each end (I think he may even make them heart-shaped, just for me, LOL) and shingle the second side of the roof, plus stain the wood--whew, this was a long project. But they look happy to me!


    Here's the roost and nest boxes . . .


    Here are a couple of the girls pecking under their tree. I think they're around 5 weeks now.


    We're enjoying our chickens![​IMG]
  2. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Songster

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    That's so cute and heart shaped windows would make it perfect!
  3. kstaven

    kstaven Crowing

    Jan 26, 2007
    BC, Washington Border
    It does looks great!

    A couple of suggestions if you don't mind.

    If you are in a cold climate you are going to need a way to close off all that air space around the eves. You will also want to get harware cloth over the air spaces to keep smaller predators from climbing the fencing and getting in under the edge of the roof.
  4. barg

    barg Songster

    Apr 27, 2007
    Looks really nice [​IMG] Great job!
    I'm curious, how long wide tall etc is it?
  5. MistyK

    MistyK In the Brooder

    Apr 17, 2007
    I definitely don't mind suggestions! [​IMG]
    We are actually in Jacksonville, Florida. So COLD is not an issue, but HOT is! We left the opening in the roof area so we'd have ventilation. I'm hoping that will be adequate and thinking we won't need fans since they'll only be up there in the evenings? Correct me if I'm wrong!

    The coop is 8x4.

    What should I hunt down for an upstairs waterer?


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