Our first try at building a new home for the gang..

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by GaNewchickenguy, Jan 28, 2017.

  1. GaNewchickenguy

    GaNewchickenguy New Egg

    Jan 28, 2017
    We were looking at a lot of the mid size coops on here and thought this would work for 15- 20 hens[​IMG]
    we changed the design a couple times as you may notice we have set post further too the right and was going to put the run going in that direction but thought better and cleared a spot in the back and headed to the woods ..








    After putting the insulation in and sealing it up we painted everything and .then we started putting on the clean out doors . [​IMG]


    we painted to match the color of our house
    We have now decided too install another extension on the run so we can add 5 more hens as well as putting a top on the fenced area . I will post more pics when we start back .. hope you enjoy !!
  2. DwayneNLiz

    DwayneNLiz ...lost... Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2013
    looks great and welcome to BYC!!!

    just remember that ventilation is very important too, and if you are in GA as your screen name implies they will probably appreciate some more shade too

  3. ScottandSam

    ScottandSam Still learning Premium Member

    Dec 24, 2016
    Shell Knob, Missouri
    Looks great. keep us updated as you get the time.

  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC!

    Sorry to tell you but not sure that coop is a bit tight on space for 15-20 birds, what are the coop dimensions 6x8'?
    Nice construction tho, except chicken wire is not predator proof.

    Ditto the ventilation and shade advise above.

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