Pepper's Perch---- My lil' coop!!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by PepsNick, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

    May 9, 2010
    Egglanta, GA
    Pepper's Perch

    By Gagalerslove



    I got my first chickens and chicken coop in April 2010, and this is it. Our flock has grown from 3 to 5 birds. I mean, whose doesn't? Chickens ARE potato chips. And we're soon to add 4 more to our 3 other coops!! We already have the new coop in the making, and there are some photos at the bottom. But this is our cute little coop now, Pepper's Perch. Named after our adorable Barred Rock, Pepper. The run can only keep out hawks, but at night when the other predators come out- the chickens are safely in their coop. I don't have any building pictures because I bought it pre-built, but here it is now.



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    The girls enjoying their run

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    The top level- for sleeping and egg laying

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    First Level

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    Side view with another entrance/exit for free ranging, (75% of the day), and cleaning. Egg doors on both other sides.

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    Main door for feeding, watering and entrance to the run which you can open up for free ranging.

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    The Gurlz!

    Pepper, my first chicken ever! The inspiration for coop name hehe- Barred Rock.

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    Amelia, the leader! Used to be the dumb one until we got Liz Lemon!

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    Liz Lemon, Buff Orpington. Not the brightest, we're begenning to think she might have bad eyesight [​IMG] poor chickie

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    Zucchini, smallest but FIERCE! She likes to take on Liz and Lily--- ISN'T SHE ADORABLE?? EE

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    And last and least in the pecking order, Lily- BSL trying out her future digs! (Black Sexlink)

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    And this is the new coop that is on it's way- not done yet but will have a ramp and a HUGE chicken run that you can stand in (well, it's big for urban chickens). I'd say it's about 12 x 5. We are very excited! The coop will have 3 large windows covered with hardware cloth for ventilation and light, and a tin roof. Will post more pics when it is done and run has been added.

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    What do you guys think? Thanks for looking! [​IMG]
     
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  2. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

    May 9, 2010
    Egglanta, GA
    Any thoughts?
     
  3. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Yes.......you are HOOKED! LOL And pretty soon....you'll need even more room! LOL Real cute coops though! Good job!
     
  4. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

    May 9, 2010
    Egglanta, GA
    Thanks!! [​IMG] Well after I move these 5 into the new coop (with 14 x 5 run), I'll use the coop they're in now to hold 2 others, and then 2 others in my OTHER coop. I have quite a few lol
     
  5. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Aren't they so much fun? I started out with a small a-frame coop, and three little peeps. Now I'm up to 19 chickens. This spring, I bought a used animal barn (8x12) from Craig's list, and we just tore down a coop my hubby built that was nice to start with, but not real practical. I do wish I could have more. So hard to resist, but I have finally put a cap on myself.....must control....must control.....[​IMG]
     
  6. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

    May 9, 2010
    Egglanta, GA
    Yeah they are! But I'm CENTURIES away from that cap!!!! God it's all BYC's fault! [​IMG]
     
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  7. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

    May 9, 2010
    Egglanta, GA
    Any more thoughts?
     
  8. oldbaymare

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    Very cool [​IMG] I like !
     
  9. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

    May 9, 2010
    Egglanta, GA
    Thanks! We just got it delivered from the feed store, but I made the run on my own. Haha. It's so cheap but... it works great!
     
  10. Dorte

    Dorte Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very sweet girls! They sure are addicting...

    What is that platform in front of Pepper's perch? Looks like it is not really being used? Couldn't you wire it in and let the chickens have access to it? If you use hardware cloth it may even be a nice place for them to sleep at night during a hot summer night (if you have those). I would also think it would be easier for you to feed them up there (would have to make a door of course).
     

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