Pics of my coop, tractor, chicken area, and of course, hens.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Peepthis541, Oct 26, 2008.

  1. Peepthis541

    Peepthis541 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Captions on top of respective photos. Enjoy! -Dave

    The "Bawk-Bawk Bordello". A two level egg laying suite.
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    The other side of the Bordello, where I gets them eggs.
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    The Bordello is made entirely of salvaged materials.
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    The Bordello nesting area. They gave me their first two eggs here!
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    The chicken tractor. Made from recycled and salvage lumber. The only thing new was the chicken wire.
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    The tractor works kind of like a wheelbarrow where there is one wheel installed at the forward end, and handles to lift at the other side. This way, I can move the chickens around the yard and let them eat on different patches.
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    Another view.
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    Top access with a recycled window. This will also provide some cover from the elements. And access door for the hens at the bottom.
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    One of the black sex link hens.
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    The other black sex link.
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    The younger and smaller barred rock hen.
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    Another view.
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    Doing their thing!
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    The larger coop. There's a trap door on a pulley system so I can open and close the door from outside of the fenced/netted chicken yard.
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    A view of the coop from the top. There are 3 nesting boxes in the larger coop.
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    The bottom two panels have hinges and open for access to the inside of the coop. The topmost panel is glass. This is cool because I can see the chickens in the coop.
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    A view from inside the chicken yard. There is chicken wire from 4' up, and then black plastic netting above that and it even makes a 2' ceiling in some parts.
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  2. wendy

    wendy On the Hill

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    welcome to the site [​IMG] nice idea on reuseable material. [​IMG]
     
  3. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    Welcome! Good job!!!! [​IMG]
     
  4. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    My Coop
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  5. PassthePeace1

    PassthePeace1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG] Very clever in your use of recycle items, I'm gonna copy the door ideal from ya [​IMG]
     
  6. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    nice job,beautiful chickens.
     
  7. Just-Like-Hatching

    Just-Like-Hatching Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great job and very creative. Welcome to BYC!!!
     
  8. austinhart123

    austinhart123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how cool
     
  9. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice coops, great job recycling
     

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