Our Coop Is Finally Done!!!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by HippiAiti, Dec 11, 2008.

  1. HippiAiti

    HippiAiti In the Brooder

    Sep 23, 2008
    Oakland, CA
    I'm so happy, DH finally finished our coop and the chicks have moved in. Next we have to build a run, but for now they are happily not living in the house!

    DH has posted his pics of the completed coop here.

    Next stage is painting it, then building the run. [​IMG]
  2. Very nice! When can you come build one with me? [​IMG]
  3. kusine

    kusine Hatching

    Sep 9, 2008
    Central Ohio
    Wow, that's great! I may have to borrow that roof idea for ours. [​IMG]
  4. Renee

    Renee Songster

    May 7, 2008
    Lucky chickens.
  5. Jayare's Chicks

    Jayare's Chicks Songster

    Aug 25, 2007
    Florence, Alabama
    That looks AWSOME, great job.

    You will want to put some treads on the ramp for the chickens to get up and down though. Just screw some 1x4 pieces about every 10 inches up to make some little steps for them so they don't slide especially when it's wet.

    You may have already thought of that and just haven't got to it yet though.

  6. HippiAiti

    HippiAiti In the Brooder

    Sep 23, 2008
    Oakland, CA
    I told DH that they needed that but he insists they don't. I'm hoping he'll see them trying to walk the plank and realize I was right.
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2008
  7. Dandelion007

    Dandelion007 Songster

    Dec 7, 2008
    Durant, OK
    It's beautiful!

  8. digitS'

    digitS' Songster

    Dec 12, 2007
    ID/WA border
    Great design [​IMG]! You'll give the birds a lot of extra sheltered area beneath the elevated coop and that extended roof.

    Does it have a ceiling? Or, is that hardware cloth below the roof? IMO - separating roof and building allows for better cooling during hot weather. And, coop ventilation can come up under the roof rather than thru it - [​IMG] avoiding rain leaks. So, I think that's a great idea. But really, do you live in a climate that allows it to be completely open above the roost [​IMG]?

  9. basicliving

    basicliving Keepin' the sunny side up

    Mar 20, 2008
    Shenandoah Valley, VA
    It is gorgeous! Great job! I do agree with adding some treads to the chicken plank though - my plank is much shorter, only about 4 feet long, and it has treads, and they still slip between them on rainy days.
  10. Omran

    Omran Songster

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    Very nice coop indeed.


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