Pictures of my coop!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ChickLover98, Aug 27, 2010.

  1. ChickLover98

    ChickLover98 The Chicken Princess

    Apr 24, 2010
    Pennsylvania
    This is the full coop
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    And the door handle and latch:
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    Henboxes:
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    Roost:
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    Toy that I built:
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    Henboxes close-up:
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    Door:
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    Please comment!
     
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2010
  2. scooter147

    scooter147 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good job on construction.

    Here are my concerns.

    1. The chicken wire. Chicken wire keeps chickens in and nothing out. My fear here is that coons, possums, dogs etc. will rip through the wire to get to the chickens. This is my biggest concern from what I see.

    2. Need to add more roost space. My guess is they are roosting in or on top of the nest boxes. This just gets messy.

    3. I see you live in Penn. you will need to "cover up" in the winter.

    4. Do the chickens get to free range at times.

    Nice looking birds.
     
  3. 3rocksandme

    3rocksandme Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just a question....will that be too exposed to house them there in winter?
     
  4. Iheartchicks<3:)

    Iheartchicks<3:) Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 1, 2010
    Mount Vernon, WA
    cute!!!
     
  5. ChickLover98

    ChickLover98 The Chicken Princess

    Apr 24, 2010
    Pennsylvania
    Quote:I will put a tarp on the coop in winter and yes, they sleep on the top of the boxes, but it is easy cleanup, the way I do it. They do get to free range alot, but not recently, cause there has been a chicken hawk. I have had them in the coop for over 4 months and nothing has gotten them. Thanks!
     
  6. Iheartchicks<3:)

    Iheartchicks<3:) Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 1, 2010
    Mount Vernon, WA
    post plans!!!
     
  7. ~*Sweet Cheeks*~

    ~*Sweet Cheeks*~ Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2009
    Medford, Oregon
    Very nice large space for them. Nice big nest boxes. They like to roost at the highest spot - if you raised the roosts higher than the nest boxes, they would roost there instead.

    I agree, you need to put up hot wire or hardware cloth on the bottom of that coop. Just because nothing has gotten them in 4 months, doesn't mean you don't have preditors. The preditors just haven't found them YET and it's just a matter of time.

    Go check out the Preditors & Pest section. Full of folks that come on crying that something killed or injured their birds.

    I know I'm not caring for and raising my chickens to be picked off by anything looking for nice fresh chicken sitting in a non-preditor proof coop.
     
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2010
  8. mediazeal

    mediazeal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I will put a tarp on the coop in winter and yes, they sleep on the top of the boxes, but it is easy cleanup, the way I do it. They do get to free range alot, but not recently, cause there has been a chicken hawk. I have had them in the coop for over 4 months and nothing has gotten them. Thanks!

    Nothing has gotten them YET.
    Just put some hardware cloth around the chicken wire sides up to 3 or 4 feet.
    I have mine complete enclosed with hardware cloth, no chicken wire.
    I have an open air coop too, but in California
    Love yours, great job!
     
  9. buildingmyark

    buildingmyark Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice setup! I love the openness of it. You don't have to wonder about what's going on there!
     
  10. ~*Sweet Cheeks*~

    ~*Sweet Cheeks*~ Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2009
    Medford, Oregon

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