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Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Ardmairchix, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. Ardmairchix

    Ardmairchix In the Brooder


    Not tin roofed or finished out inside yet, but you get the idea. Only 6' X 8' .............if I'd known we were going to be so successful at raising the chicks I'd have made it bigger [​IMG] sure hope some of our neighbours need a few extra Black Australorps!
    The front windows are just fine mesh backed up with 2" X 4" welded wire for strength, the side windows are store bought aluminium and there's a vent at the top of the rear wall - enough ventilation? & do you think the pop-hole ramps need something on them for more grip?

    Thanks for looking,
    Mike & Susie

  2. Nivrocco

    Nivrocco Songster

    Mar 11, 2009
    S.W. VA
    I really like it...we did the same thing, started a 8' X 6'..now it doesn't seem big enough. My flock has grown and we haven't even finished the first coop. I've already started planning where to build an additional one..[​IMG]
  3. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Songster

    May 23, 2007
    Clarion County
  4. NancyP

    NancyP Songster

    Mar 28, 2009
    very nice
  5. GaDawg

    GaDawg Songster

    May 16, 2008
    North GA
    looks good, love the color! [​IMG]
  6. RHewitt

    RHewitt Songster

    Great work. I would add the slats for traction on the pop-hole ramps, better to be safe. Dont want to sprain a leg or damage a foot.

    Nice job...building coops reminds me of when I was kid building a fort or treehouse. Most of the fun was building it and adding on later. Always room for improvements.
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2009
  7. space40023

    space40023 In the Brooder

    Mar 11, 2009
    Here's a few pic's of my 8x8 coop. My chicks moved in monday at 4 wks of age. I was worried about our temps here so I put in a small heater along with the lamp.They appear to be comfy.Btw tthere are 21 total chicks in my coop,is this enough room ? Where did my pic's go ?
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2009

  8. redoak

    redoak Songster

    Feb 27, 2008
    Russia, NY
    [​IMG] Very nice coop
  9. chickenbuddy

    chickenbuddy Songster

    Jun 4, 2008
  10. KyleD.

    KyleD. Songster

    Feb 3, 2009
    south carolina
    [​IMG] very nice!

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