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Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by serendipityfarm, Jul 4, 2010.

  1. serendipityfarm

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    So excited! The flock moved into their new coop! The interior needs to be finished, but is done in a temporary way to give my husband a little break for a while [​IMG]
    The whole flock is together now, and they seem to all be very happy in their new home.

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    Still working on an outdoor roost, too! The chickens seem to prefer to roost on top of the Ex-Pen I have in there rather than the 2x4. I'm going to try to find a more "natural" tye of roost to see if they like that better. Who knew chickens were so quirky???!!!

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  2. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

    Mar 3, 2009
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    I am sooo jealous of your run... Love it
     
  3. Thundrr-Chicken

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    LOVE the size of that run!
     
  4. KimberlyJ

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    Not only do I love the size........I LOVE the landscaping. It will look even more awesome in the years to come as it all grows in.
     
  5. Danny39

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    Wow! You are spoiled aren't you? That is a very nice coop and run. What did you cover the top of the run with? Just curious.
    Happy 4th and enjoy the rest of your weekend.
     
  6. joletabey

    joletabey SDWD!!!!

    Apr 9, 2009
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    Great set up- and I still love those deep reds for coops!
     
  7. serendipityfarm

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    Thanks! And yes, I am spoiled... and so are my chickies!
    I can't wait for the plants to mature. Most are transplants from my other gardens. I couldn't see spending money for bigger plants, when I have so many that NEEDED to be split or transplanted here already.
    We covered it with high-density polyethylene mesh we got I think from FarmTek (my husband does the purchasing). It came in 6 foot sections, so we had to weave them together and support them inside with cable (think dog run coated wire). We'll see how it works long-term.

    The best part is the interior, linoleum hardwood look flooring! He cracks me up. We go to Home Depot and I say get the cheap stuff, it's just going to get pooped on, right? But oh, no! We have to get the expensive stuff that looks nice! Ha ha ha! Not that I'm complaining...

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  8. thechickonthehill

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    Very nice! [​IMG] I love the red paint too.
     
  9. elmo

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    Beautiful! What is that material on the inside walls of your coop? Looks very nice.

    About the plastic mesh top for the run: that should work fine for keeping out daytime aerial predators like hawks, but raccoons will tear through that in a matter of seconds, so you'll need to lock your chickens up inside their beautiful coop at night to keep them safe.
     
  10. serendipityfarm

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    Oh, ABSOLUTELY, they are locked in at night! Right now I have to catch them and put them in one by one. I'm hoping eventualy they'll just go in on their own & I can close the door.
    And the walls are beadboard (sp?) painted white. Again, more expensive, but awfully pretty (for now) [​IMG]
     

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