Our coop is done thanks to hubby and his buddies!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by comptonsgonecountry, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. comptonsgonecountry

    comptonsgonecountry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is the Purina coop, with modification hubby made. It is 7x3 with four roost and three egg boxes. They are only cooped up for the night and free range during the day.

    You can see where the ramp hangs when not in use next to the egg hutch. Also, hubby added two top vents to go along with his roof venting and side window venting which you will see in other pictures.

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    Front view with the human door. Two more small top vents to go along with his vent system.

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    The side view of the chicken door and one of the two vent windows hubby made.

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    Inside picture of the coop. You can see they have two skylights and the roof is vented at the top. They coop is under trees so it stays in the shade through out the day.

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    Man were they glad to leave the brooder. At first they didn't know what to think of all this space and they still huddle up on one of the top roost at night. Silly chicks [​IMG]

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    Hubby did a wonderful job and no emergency room visit [​IMG] Just kidding... he's sitting here next to me so I had to add that last part [​IMG]
     
  2. bryan99705

    bryan99705 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Looks good, pat the man on the back for adding more ventilation. How many birds are going in?
     
  3. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    That is just darling! Lucky to have such a handy husband!
     
  4. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    They did a great job! [​IMG]
     
  5. comptonsgonecountry

    comptonsgonecountry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He says thanks [​IMG]

    We have 6 medium sized birds of various breeds and 3 bantams.
     
  6. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

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    looks good however, might be kinda tight for 6 birds, especially if they are med. size. are you planning on windows for a view? are they going to be free ranging during the day? or do u have a run in the works. ?
     
  7. comptonsgonecountry

    comptonsgonecountry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We started free ranging them around 4 weeks and trained them to return to their brooder. Now they are 8 weeks and only go in the coop to be locked up at night. They are out the door by 7am to range and we will not be keeping all of them, as some will be going to freezer camp.

    I'm anxious to see who's a roo and who's a hen. I keep second guessing myself [​IMG]
     
  8. allieloveschickens

    allieloveschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks good! Nice job [​IMG]
     
  9. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

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