Our first go at this chicken thing!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by jakesyfz450, Jun 5, 2017.

  1. jakesyfz450

    jakesyfz450 In the Brooder

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    It all started with my wife and I buying our first house together. We moved from the city life to a bit further out in the country with room to grow. I wanted chickens and she wasn't sure but we got 11 and here we are today patiently waiting for some eggs. It was a fun build and thanks to the many hours of research from this site I came up with our current coop setup.
     
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  2. Doc Schoepp

    Doc Schoepp Chirping

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    Congrats on the new home and additions to your family. Once you have tasted what fresh eggs (and I mean possibly same day fresh) taste like you may never be able to eat any other type of eggs ever again...
     
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  3. jakesyfz450

    jakesyfz450 In the Brooder

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    IMG_4890.JPG Day #1 IMG_4994.JPG brooder box IMG_5013.JPG beginning framework IMG_5047.JPG siding going up IMG_5100.JPG IMG_5103.JPG I've added lots more sand and it makes cleanup sooo easy. IMG_5104.JPG IMG_5160.JPG 18" trench to keep the girls safe. IMG_5162.JPG Building the run now. I stained all the lower boards with some grey stain I had left over. IMG_5244.JPG Finished product with my palletwood faced door and window boxes. IMG_5245.JPG IMG_5255.JPG I've added more vents on the back wall and I think this setup is going to work great. Thanks for looking.
    Jake
     

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  4. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Great job, Jake! I'm sure your flock will be happy campers.
     
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  5. Dreamingofplenty

    Dreamingofplenty In the Brooder

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    Magnificent! I especially like the stained glass window in the coop; a really nice touch. Those chickens are going to have a very good life in your care.

    If I may, how big is the run in square feet? I'm trying to plan for my own flock and am trying to get a handle on how much outdoor space to give them.
     
  6. Noaskye

    Noaskye Chirping

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    Looks great!!!
     
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  7. Chicken 859

    Chicken 859 Chirping

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    Fantastic job, looks great
     
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  8. jakesyfz450

    jakesyfz450 In the Brooder

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    Thank you! The stained glass was in one of our bathroom windows we took out of our house when we bought it. The attached run is 24' x 8' x 8' for my 11 birds and I think it's going to work out alright.
     
  9. Chickens 4Ever

    Chickens 4Ever Songster

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    WHat type of chickens your got? Only girls?
     
  10. jakesyfz450

    jakesyfz450 In the Brooder

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    I'm hoping we only have girls but I'm still not 100%. We've got some Easter eggers, barred rock, red sex link, and golden and silver laced Wyandots.
     

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