Our first coop and chickens.....

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by DebtFreeChicken, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. DebtFreeChicken

    DebtFreeChicken New Egg

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    Setting the corner posts.

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    Starting to frame the roof for the run. The coop will be part of the existing garden shed.

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    The run roof all framed up.

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    The run framing complete. We then dug down and concreted under the baseboard.

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    Painted the roof framing so we could get the roof panels on to have some shade.

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    Decided to build an awning window on the west wall to keep the shade but provide ventilation.

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    The awning window closed.

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    Next was the pop door and ramp.

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    The pop door from inside. We used the rope opening idea.

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    Here is the rope used to open the pop door from outside the coop.

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    Started framing the coop. It works out to around 3 sq. ft. per bird.

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    All closed up.

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    Starting on the inside.

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    The nesting boxes. They will be covered up until the birds get old enough.

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    Finally ready for the birds. Room for roost expansion if needed. Will be switching the poop board over to PDZ real soon. Got the windows in also.

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    Introduction to the new digs.

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    Hopefully they will lose interest in the poop board soon. Scratching around on it will have to be remedied if not. (Have since made a hardware cloth cover for the poop board and switched to PDZ)


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    Done!
     
  2. Silkie88

    Silkie88 Out Of The Brooder

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    Great job on the coop![​IMG]
    Looks like your girls love it [​IMG] Thanks for the great pictures and time to put this up.
    Best of luck with your chicks [​IMG]
     
  3. bj taylor

    bj taylor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    very good looking coop. it looks like you've given it a lot of thought
     
  4. joan1708

    joan1708 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, very nice, looks secure, and functional.
     
  5. DebtFreeChicken

    DebtFreeChicken New Egg

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    Thanks
     
  6. AMA Chick

    AMA Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fabulous!
     
  7. AlicesSilkies

    AlicesSilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    My Chickens, would be VERY jelous if they could see this [​IMG]
     
  8. yellowirenut

    yellowirenut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks great. With lots of coop space to expand if you should get more birds.
     

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