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Chipper Chicken

Songster
5 Years
Jul 16, 2014
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Oregon
My Coop
My Coop
I probably won't have time until December or January to do a coop page until things slow down a bit here. Son and I heading out this weekend for last moose hunt before freeze up. Plus wrapping up garden, late fall projects, work and all that good stuff. 

Take your time. I would love the nest box dimensions if you get a chance before then ;)

Good luck on your hunt!
 

gpeters3

Chirping
Oct 11, 2015
454
53
81
Near Adrian MI
Take your time. I would love the nest box dimensions if you get a chance before then ;)
I believe I made mine 10 wide by 16 high by 12 deep. I often see two chickens in one and they all use the same 2 or.3 boxes to lay eggs. Often when you hear a lot of fussing its because one wants the box another is in.
 

gpeters3

Chirping
Oct 11, 2015
454
53
81
Near Adrian MI
I believe I made mine 10 wide by 16 high by 12 deep....
I had a width from my other coop but just divided the space I had into 10 boxes which got me a little.over 9 inches. For winter protection I will always keep one box per chicken so they can cuddle up in the straw to keep warm.
 

perchie.girl

Desert Dweller
Premium member
9 Years
Nov 29, 2010
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San Diego county High Desert
I probably won't have time until December or January to do a coop page until things slow down a bit here. Son and I heading out this weekend for last moose hunt before freeze up. Plus wrapping up garden, late fall projects, work and all that good stuff.
Oh I know how that goes... started mine I dont know how many times now i have to start all over again because I am tearing it down and doing it over.... Been here almost five years.... Stuff has changed so the coop has to move to a new spot... all good... but lIke I said I work from a walker.

deb
 

perchie.girl

Desert Dweller
Premium member
9 Years
Nov 29, 2010
27,805
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Quote: Cant climb ladders but I hear you on the finger.... OWCH. I use zip ties as tools for stretching wire and keeping it in place for fitting... they dont get removed when I put the hog rings on. I use them for all sorts of things like holding the other end of wood.... single screw to keep the tie from slipping off of rope....

deb
 

bruceha2000

Crossing the Road
7 Years
Apr 19, 2012
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NW Vermont
Here is the coop we built for out chickens this year, it's insulated better than out house so the chickens can survive the winters here.






Looks to be a fine job! You might want to consider a somewhat higher lip on the net boxes so the birds can't accidentally roll one out.
 

samaridad

Chirping
May 3, 2015
18
3
52

Construction zone
Built a run that 10 x10 concrete pad added wood along top screen to cut down on drafts ( temps dropped to high 30's in Atlanta) this is temporary coop till my 8 x8 coop gets built.
It's being built 3 feet of ground

Framed out for floor
1 inch plywood

Yes that's radiant heat being installed ( friends say I over build everything)

Poured concrete today will start framing in two days
Am going to use a Rv propane water heater and 12 volt pump for heating system
Will post again when installed
My wife says I have a problem ( I'm hooked on chickens now)
 

perchie.girl

Desert Dweller
Premium member
9 Years
Nov 29, 2010
27,805
59,300
1,342
San Diego county High Desert

Construction zone
Built a run that 10 x10 concrete pad added wood along top screen to cut down on drafts ( temps dropped to high 30's in Atlanta) this is temporary coop till my 8 x8 coop gets built.
It's being built 3 feet of ground

Framed out for floor
1 inch plywood

Yes that's radiant heat being installed ( friends say I over build everything)

Poured concrete today will start framing in two days
Am going to use a Rv propane water heater and 12 volt pump for heating system
Will post again when installed
My wife says I have a problem ( I'm hooked on chickens now)
Great job
I will be very interested in seeing how that works for ya....
I have a friend that has chickens in Alaska and uses no heat at all.

deb
 

Egghead_Jr

Crowing
9 Years
Oct 16, 2010
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NEK, VT
I just finished most recent coop. Had a thread but will just post a pic or two. My adaptation of Purina's chicken hutch (on skids):






This just shows the two roosts and if you look close see the start of 1/2" hardware cloth being secured to entire top before metal roof went on. I need it to be weasel proof. Using mostly 2x2's for framing/nailers and 3/8 sheathing I got this in about 350 lbs with thick metal roof. Tows easy with riding lawn mower.



Back access propped open before first night so they could see well. Installed a 14x14 plexiglass over 11.5x11.5 hole cut just above roosts on far end the next day. My roofing was free scrap so this entire thing with cheap exterior stain was $250 and two weekends of work alone.
 
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