Our groovy coop(with pictures)

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Tamidon, Oct 9, 2008.

  1. Tamidon

    Tamidon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've had the chicken bug for years, but it took a sudden decrease in employment for me to decide to jmp into it.

    It had to be cheap,and mainly recycled goods
    I started with a floor of printing pallets,which are more solid than regular pallets
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    I had friends over for a coop raising party
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    A second day of raising mainly finished it off
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    During this we had CHICKS
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    Having chicks growing large in a brooder focuses the mind wonderfully
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    The finished result
    soon to be painted with psychedelic chickens to make it more groovy
    Foodtv for cats
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    The whole thing cost 125$, the main costs being 2X4's,metal roofing and insulation,which I hadn't been planning on,but we decided to go for it.

    Plywood,for sheathing,doors and windows all scavenged.The hardware cloth for the fence was a gift from a friend who had some left over from a dog run.Paint was a mistint from home Depot that happened to be a proposed future colour for my house,tho we think maybe it should be the trim now, too dark for the whole house
    It has a lamp on a timer inside,with hanging food. I intend to buy a heated waterer,as I don't like the one i have,and might as well spend the extra 15$ on a heated one to save hauling water out every morning in midwinter

    The girls are now 4 months old, all hens(yay) and should start laying in 4-8 weeks.
    8 Black australorps

    Edit:using DE and deep litter,after 2 months no odour
     
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2008
  2. wendy

    wendy On the Hill

    Jun 14, 2007
    central louisiana
    nice job [​IMG]

    wendy
     
  3. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice coop, good job recycling
     
  4. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    get on, get on, get on the groovy train! awesome diggs!
     
  5. Toast n Jelly

    Toast n Jelly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very nice! [​IMG]

    Will you be adding a chicken door or did I not see one in the pics?
     
  6. Tamidon

    Tamidon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:If you look at the "Foodtv" pic you can see the back of the coop into the run, which has another human size door and a pop door with a board run. The rungs on the board run are chopsticks stapled onto it.
     
  7. Toast n Jelly

    Toast n Jelly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:If you look at the "Foodtv" pic you can see the back of the coop into the run, which has another human size door and a pop door with a board run. The rungs on the board run are chopsticks stapled onto it.

    Ahhh okay I see it now. The chopsticks is a great idea which I will use if I need to build one. Thanks.
     
  8. Tamidon

    Tamidon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the interior
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    the girls

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  9. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    [​IMG] Looks great!!
     
  10. ChanceRider

    ChanceRider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice job! Great idea too about having a coop raising party.... I think I see something similar in my future [​IMG].
     

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