Pics of my coop

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by jmeeter88, May 12, 2009.

  1. jmeeter88

    jmeeter88 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, this is the chicken coop. The boards are holding the doors shut because I have yet to install proper latches. The hole in the foreground is where I will put a post and cement for a fence.

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    Side view

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    The chicks are very happy in their new home. They are definitely growing up quick. They have recently learned that they are not limited to a 'x' axis. They pop up in the air randomly, and are very excited about it.

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    The feeders are rung from the rafters. This prevents the chicks from walking in the feeders and pooping in them. In their defense... They really don't know any better.

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    The ceiling... Exciting right?

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    Ventilation is very important in chicken coops. This vent lets hot air escape.

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    Premium shingles from Lowe's. My first roofing job ever.

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  2. luvanimals3

    luvanimals3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks great![​IMG]
     
  3. jmeeter88

    jmeeter88 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I also want to add, the wires hanging carelessly are not permanent. These are just temporary until I finish things the right way. [​IMG]
     
  4. Domestic_goddess

    Domestic_goddess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks great......I want one![​IMG] When I get the space......I wanna do the exact same coop.
     
  5. Isaacman

    Isaacman Out Of The Brooder

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    Does it matter if you keep the food and water hanging?! i notice my chicks poop in their water and how high should i hang it from the ground?
     
  6. Chicky Tocks

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    That looks wonderful [​IMG] The only thing that I would be concerned with would be ventilation issues. You'll need some cross-ventilation. Such as another window or vent cut so that there will be an intake and out-take vent. I don't see another vent on the back wall and if there isn't adequate ventilation, your chickens will roast this summer.
     
  7. jmeeter88

    jmeeter88 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am going to add a little window with a screen in it. [​IMG]
     
  8. Cyberous

    Cyberous Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Your coop looks great!!

    I like to hang my food and water.

    Hanging the food keeps the rodents out, and hanging the water keeps them from kicking ALL the pine shavings into it [​IMG]

    I had them low to begin with but have moved it up as they grow taller.

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  9. misty7850

    misty7850 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice looking coop, I was gonna ask about the window, but I see you already answered that one [​IMG]
     
  10. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very nice coop and cute chicks [​IMG]
     

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