Our new coop. Very excited, we just completed the outdoor nesting box.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by free range kids, Dec 29, 2013.

  1. free range kids

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    The kids and I built our coop and run over the summer. It was an old rabbit hutch we got for free. The coop is about 3'x7' and the run is 11'x7' with lots of roosts in both.
    I only spent about $100 on the whole project. We repurposed a lot of wood from a friend tearing down a house and got the fencing for free over time. I purchased 5 roofing panels for the run and 2 gallons of 'mistint' paint for cheap. We put in a compost door and an external nesting box so we can access both from the back porch. Super convenient. I get free shavings from a local cabinetmaker so it keeps the run and coop smelling good. We have 6 hens, 2 RIR, 2 Speckled Sussex, and 2 Buffs. We got our first egg on Christmas.. My 3 kids are in 4H now and love it.
     
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    We have put additional ventilation holes up top on the long sides. I am still not sure if it is enough though.
     
  3. aart

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