Our new coop...in progress

stitch81

Chirping
8 Years
May 23, 2011
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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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stitch81

Chirping
8 Years
May 23, 2011
178
2
89
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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