Pictures of suburban set ups?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by newchknmama, Apr 7, 2011.

  1. newchknmama

    newchknmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We live in a subdivision.. a quarter of an acre and I have 5 chickies. Id like to see what others have done on thier small lots ie < an acre. My husband is worried about our little plot of land looking trashy and I keep assuring him we can keep it manicured and still have the chickens.. so please show me what you have for a set up and that it can be done tastefully. We will save the barnyard feel when we get the larger plot of land we want [​IMG]
     
  2. tigerrrrrrrlilly

    tigerrrrrrrlilly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is my coop (before it was painted mint green, pink trim and white doors). It's about 6' x 4' with a 1' nest box extension off the back, mini barn style door in front, full size door on the side for easy access to clean. I only have a 1/4 acre myself. The chicken area is fenced in with picket fence. It appears at first glance to just be a cute playhouse and yard for kids. I have hardware cloth along the inside of the fence you can barely see to keep the chickens from squeezing through and pooping all over the non-chicken areas of my yard.
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  3. Pharm Girl

    Pharm Girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hidden away in the side yard. 30' x 11'

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  4. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    Pharmy, that setup is gorgeous!!!
     
  5. newchknmama

    newchknmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These are both great! Thanks! Keep em coming! Pharm Girl I am in ID so not too far [​IMG]
     
  6. lauriruth

    lauriruth Chillin' With My Peeps

    going to try to upload a picture of my coop tonight. but i have pics on my BYC page. Now it's all landscaped and pretty. I'm PROUD!!!!!!
     
  7. rbagdon

    rbagdon Out Of The Brooder

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    Just finished this one last weekend, first one was only 2'x4'. Needed to give them more space so the new coop is 4'x8' with a 10'x10' run.
    I used some lexan I had to let some light in at the top. I am very new to having chickens and any input or advice would be appreciated.
    Looking forward to the first fresh eggs

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  8. alhanse77

    alhanse77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We also live on 1/4 acre lot. Ours is a small, nicely painted, ark-style coop as to not annoy the neighbors that have to look into our yard. Where in ID are you at?
     
  9. sydney13

    sydney13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    here is my coop
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    there are some more pics on my page
     
  10. newchknmama

    newchknmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We live in Middleton outside of Boise. Love it here [​IMG] Nice ark! I like it! how long is that?
     

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