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Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by DDRLonghorns, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. DDRLonghorns

    DDRLonghorns In the Brooder

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    Here is our new coop. The chickens have been in their new digs for about 4 weeks now.
    Let me know what you think.
    Also, I am curious as to what I should end up using once all of the grass is gone? Mulch, gravel, leave as dirt floor???

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=95227

    Thanks,
    Dawn

    Edited to add link. Duh!
     
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  2. cleoandtheo

    cleoandtheo Songster

    Wow -- now that is fantastic!!! I love the idea of the crepe myrtle inside, too, for a little more shade & color.

    I would just leave it dirt inside. I think you set aside a corner for a dirt bath area, didn't you? Still, chickens don't always understand our human plans. My girls dig up little dirt holes for their dirt baths all over the place -- especially in a place where there's some shade. So you may as well leave the dirt and let them dig where they want.

    Great job on the coop! I am so jealous! [​IMG]
     
  3. bloom_ss

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    Wow! I love it! I wish I had that much space in my yard!! [​IMG]
     
  4. allieloveschickens

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    What an amazing coop! I hope someday to have enough property to build something like that, great job!! I was wondering- do your chickens just roost on the nest box roost bars? Or do you have a separate roost for them elsewhere?
     
  5. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    WOW! That is fantastic!! Please come to NC and build me one like that.... [​IMG]

    Almost forgot... [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  6. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Awesome and yes, I am jealous... Only thing I would have done differently is
    1. make the actual coop larger.
    2. make it so you can gather eggs without going into the coop.

    You guys rock!
     
  7. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Songster

    Jun 5, 2011
    Idaho
    Oh my gosh I looove it!! :)
     

  8. knjinnm

    knjinnm Songster

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    Quote:What a hoot!

    Most of us are just Back Yard Chicken folks. [​IMG]
     
  9. Nicolette'sFarmette

    Nicolette'sFarmette In the Brooder

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    What a great set up! Awesome! [​IMG]
     
  10. hcppam

    hcppam Songster

    Wow........I Mean WOW. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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