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Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by San, Jul 9, 2007.

  1. San

    San Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well it's almost done we need to make a new door for the coop but that's for after our holiday. I also want something around the pen to keep the rain outside but I'm still thinking on that one. The pics are taken today and normally the chickens are outside but because of the forecast rain and thunderstorms I've kept them in their pen today.

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  2. ChicksinBoise

    ChicksinBoise Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very nice coop. I love your removable roost area, should make cleaning much easier! [​IMG]
     
  3. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    OOOOOOOOOOOOOH I love it!!
     
  4. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    I like it alot I've been thinking of building me one like that for when I have a broody hen & want to let her raise the babies.
     
  5. San

    San Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Eh you mean the stick where they sleep on???? Whaahaha call me stupid but It's been a while since I've talked English and I've noticed that I don't understand some words that are daily used? [​IMG]

    Or do you mean the hole construction?
     
  6. TreyClark281

    TreyClark281 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    love it!!!
    i like the string to the door. easy open!!! i have one on my coop.
     
  7. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    I love the entire coop. Everything about it is great for a small flock or a seperating pen like Poison Ivy mentioned. Anyway thanks for showing it off [​IMG]
     
  8. Rafter 7 Paint Horses

    Rafter 7 Paint Horses Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    East Texas
    Sandra

    I think you should put pics of your coop in the community project topic, in this section. The one about designing the perfect coop.
    Yours has the same basic plan as the playhouse coop, but I love the large door. Mostly for cleaning purposes. I like the sloped roof too. Much easier than the pitched roofs.

    I'm sure others would like it too. They will have suggestions on how to make it work better for their climate, but if you are like we are, we always find things we would do different the next time, always trying to make it easier, less expensive, or just didn't think about adding something while we were building it. (At least me anyway). So if you do post this, & people suggest changes, don't take it personally.

    I really like your design.

    Have you found anything that you would have liked to do differently on it? Using it is the only true test of how well it works for you.

    Jean
     
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2007
  9. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

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    Holy cow, I love that coop! That's basically the general design I envision for the community coop project.
     
  10. LaMamaGallina

    LaMamaGallina Chillin' With My Peeps

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