Our new coop with photos

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by pechara, Apr 12, 2011.

  1. pechara

    pechara Out Of The Brooder

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    My wife and I recently decided to keep chickens. We have 8 young birds that are about 6-7 weeks old. I recently completed build the coop and wanted to share some photos. I spent some time on BYC looking at coop designs and desinged one that fits our needs and back yard well. Total cost was around $500.

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    Frame was built in garage.

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    I leveled the ground and put the coop in the place. Then I installed the siding.

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    Inside view, the floor is removable and flush with the framing for easy cleaning. There are 2 sets of doors, one above the other to allow for easy access. The foot print inside is roughly 4x8. The lower door has a pop door for in / out privliges into the run. The chickens have 24hr access to the lower and upper floor. I'm planning on keeping the food and water on the lower floor. In the back there is a door for egg / nest access.

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    Built this window out of some scrap wood and a piece of plexy glass.

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    Added the run (chicken wire and hardware mesh not seen)

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    First day for chickens in the coop. Still have a heat lamp for them.
     
  2. Kudzu

    Kudzu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You did a Great job, you will have happy chickens.
     
  3. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WOW!


    You guys are good!!!


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  4. Noymira

    Noymira Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's beautiful, good work! [​IMG]
     
  5. eastercreek

    eastercreek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great job. The little window is adorable!
     
  6. DurhamDuck

    DurhamDuck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Impressive! Looks wonderful, you did a really great job.
     
  7. tuhraycee

    tuhraycee Out Of The Brooder

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    Beautiful coop! The flower boxes are a nice touch. [​IMG]
     
  8. flowergirl60

    flowergirl60 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very nice job.[​IMG]
     
  9. Weiden Farm

    Weiden Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    way to go - the chicks look like they are enjoying it
     
  10. THINGUM

    THINGUM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wonderful job, the girls will love it. AND GET A LOAD OF THOSE RHODIES BEHIND THE COOP:eek: They'll be happinin' soon. No place like the Pacific Norhtwest for beautiful gardens, lucky, lucky YOU.!!
     

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