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pics of our coop-we made a coop/shed for our 6 girls

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Mmdieter, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. Mmdieter

    Mmdieter New Egg

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    The babies we brought home...
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    they grow so quickly
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    some of the coop framing, window in the back and vent on the side
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    the left side of the structure is a shed, the right side is the coop, every wall is insulated.
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    they finally get to move out of the box and into their new home
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    they like to sleep all together in on of the nesting boxes
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    pre-siding, most of the supplies were reclaimed, habitat for humanity, and surplus materials.
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    not sure if chickens like her better or if she likes them better-hours of endless fun, and she can get them back in the coop the easiest
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    siding was all given to us from a builders' leftovers.
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    they later got a better play structure, but this temporary one worked for a while.
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    the top of the nesting box opens up for quick cleaning and then front opens for egg removal
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    This is looking inside the coop-shed door. We get some cold weather, so I wanted entry to the top (birds sleep) and bottom (food water) to be from inside the shed.
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    This is the top
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    this is the bottom-I can refill food/water from either this way or around the outside from in the pen.
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    this is the shed side, not organized yet, but eventually will get shelves and organization
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    looking through the door into the shed side
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    our girls home-we let them have the whole yard when we are around, they do poop a lot though, so sometimes it is nice to keep them in their pen.[​IMG]

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  2. Johnn

    Johnn Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a nice coop you made for them :)
     
  3. schnebbles

    schnebbles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow! any idea how much you had in materials? that's really nice :)

    I did see look back and saw you got much of it from habitat. I want something nice for my chickens and need to seriously get busy looking at ideas. I'm new and starting from scratch, only wanting 4-6 tops, which will be bantams.
     
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  4. jteam

    jteam Out Of The Brooder

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    Nice dual purpose design!
     
  5. Rachy

    Rachy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great coop! [​IMG]

    I wish I could build coops like that!
     
  6. LaPetiteFarmer

    LaPetiteFarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very nice set up!
     
  7. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Looks like a little slice of chicken paradise!
     
  8. OohLaLa

    OohLaLa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks great. I'm in the build process myself. It looks like you have everything you need all in one location :)
     
  9. MayDayMel

    MayDayMel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Beautiful, especially for a dual-purpose design. We have a much simpler garden shed that is built onto our back fence, and being able to have access into the coop from it would be awesome. Great idea!!
     
  10. spotsplus

    spotsplus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like your design :)

    Tammie
     

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