Our new coop...in progress

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by stitch81, May 24, 2011.

  1. stitch81

    stitch81 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First off, I love this site. I had tons of fun looking at all the design ideas for various sized coops. I ended up falling in love with this one:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=66725-wichita-cabin-coop

    I decided that I wanted a bit larger coop/run so I dug the footing for a 7 x 14 ft coop/run. The coop portion will be 5 x 7 and will be 2 ft. off the ground so the chickens can have the full 7 x 14ft of space for a run. The kids got in on the action last night "helping" me dig the footing. My husband is building a machine shed here on the farm and the concrete guys told me they usually have a little concrete leftover, and that if I could get the footing dug out and ready, they'd just dump the extra concrete there for me!! So, here is what we have at the moment...

    Outline roped off.
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    Digging the footing.
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    My helpers.
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    June 5th update:

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    Last edited: Jun 5, 2011
  2. hannalice

    hannalice Out Of The Brooder

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    Can't wait to see how the coop comes along!
     
  3. BlueBetween

    BlueBetween Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you picked a good role-model! We learned a lot from those pictures, that and the dark one on the top of the small coop page... great step by steps.
     
  4. weaselslucks

    weaselslucks Out Of The Brooder

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    wow look at the soil! your yard must be a gardeners dream. Cant wait to see the coop
     
  5. bryan99705

    bryan99705 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    Quote:I was just thinking that myself!!

    Can't wait to see the coop
     
  7. krcote

    krcote Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gorgeous soil!!!
     
  8. Lyssa

    Lyssa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We're starting a bigger coop this weekend, I can't wait to see more of you progress.
     
  9. Lark Rise

    Lark Rise Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That's what I was thinking!!
     
  10. stitch81

    stitch81 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's that good Iowa soil. I'm always amazed when I travel south. I always thought all dirt was black, it was a bit of a shock to find that it could be red as well.
     

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