Our coop - ready for when chicks are. (lots of images)

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by DaveMN, May 16, 2008.

  1. DaveMN

    DaveMN Out Of The Brooder

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    We had a 12 x 16 screen house that had been built by my brother in law many years ago. it had half walls of osb with screened upper sections.
    We cut it down to 12x12 and then dragged it across the farm yard to a new spot. The door that you can see in the front center is now the rear door. I can back the trailer under the door and shovel the shavings and poop out with no wheelbarrow needed.

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    This the end that had the four feet cut off of it. It would have a new wall built and the front door installed.
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    wall is up and needs painting. the door was salvaged off the old farm house.
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    This is how it is now after almost 4 years. time for a new paint job. I have used dog kennel panels that were laying around for a run.
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    Following are shots of the interior
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    Rear cleanout door is in edge of photo
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    The interior photos are new, I had just put styrofoam sheets of insulating in the walls and covered them with osb for peafowl when i had to change my decision and grow chickens instead.
    I am thinking of getting some white dairy paint for the lower half of the walls. need to save up some money for that.
     
  2. pullet2hen

    pullet2hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WOW!! Great coop! I love it![​IMG]
     
  3. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

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    Great coop! i'm jealous.. [​IMG]
     
  4. Jolyn

    Jolyn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 5, 2008
    Northern California
    Very nice coop and beautiful land!![​IMG]
     
  5. AircraftMech

    AircraftMech Out Of The Brooder

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    That is a nice set up. Post some pictures after you paint it. I would love to have a coop set up like that. Chris
     
  6. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    Very Nice...lucky chickens!
     
  7. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

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    Those laying boxes are sexy.

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    Even this little rabbit thinks so.

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    Nice barn, btw!

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  8. CathyB

    CathyB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great coop! Post pics when the chicks move in!
     
  9. NoSpringChick

    NoSpringChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very creative; I like the new overhang in the front.[​IMG]
     
  10. suenrob

    suenrob Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 22, 2008
    Ft. Myers, FL
    Boy would I LOVE to have that huge barn in the back ground!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     

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