Our coop - its done!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Smithyard Farm, Jun 4, 2012.

  1. Smithyard Farm

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    We are new chicken owners and after hours of deliberation (and by that I mean days, weeks even...) we decided on the below coop. Its 8x12, withthe coop part 8x6

    we built the walls and painted them first - Cousin David getting ready for a fun filled day!

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    Walls up, and roof rafters started

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    Dave putting the roof on, and my uncle putting the sides of the coop on ( notice I am only taking pictures...) [​IMG]
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    siding up, holes for window cut and the nesting boxes attached

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    few minor things left, but here is the finished coop. the door on the far right is a storage area about 2x2, blocked off with walls, and chicken wire. you can see it in one of the inside pictures below

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    doors swing open for easy access, we added a lip so the shavings don't come flying out everytime we open the doors - Thats my dog sadie, thinking she is gettting a new place to play in.

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    view inside - we painted everthing to make it easy to clean. see the storage area on the right side.. i put the food, and other things in that spot, left it open on top so the ventilation from the back would go through.

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    two more access doors inside the run for when it really needs to be cleaned out

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    nesting boxes... still need paint and i am going to line the inside with linoleum

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    I love it and so do my chicks! [​IMG]

    cant wait for the eggs![​IMG] thanks for looking.....
     
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  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Fantastic coop! What a talented carpenter! I bet your chickens will love that...Um.....I'm a little jealous! I believe I've got coop envy! LOL
     
  3. Hawkeye95

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    great job! very cute! [​IMG]
     
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  4. PorkChop

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    Incredible job, love it
     
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  5. Just reebok

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    Beautiful!
     
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  6. BeulahBreezes

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    What a lovely coop! Great job! [​IMG]
     
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