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Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by chickenlover237, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. caychris

    caychris Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 26, 2014
    Antioch Ca
    I have delawares and so far they have been good and their reputation is pretty good for egg production. I am working through the integration of 2 buff orps with them. All mine are pullets and not at POL yet. THe buffs are about a month younger than the Dels and getting picked on a bit. Nothing serious yet no injuries just a few blusters and and an occasional peck they can usually escape and I can separate them. They have only been together in the run for a few days and still working out who is boss.
  2. ShockValue

    ShockValue Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 10, 2010
    West Sound, Washington
    Sorry, poor camera phone in low light.
    Anyway, here is our 4x8 coop. Pretty much finished except adding decoration. We're thinking flowers under the windows and a sign hanging above the door. Typical stuff I guess :)

    We built it to match our house, but we're a little tight on funds so we painted it instead of using cedar shingles. The roofing and trim style and colors are the same though :)
    Perhaps that's next summer's project.

    Housing 6, 3 month old birds. 1 Wyandotte, 1 Speckled Sussex, and 4 Faverolles.
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2014
  3. Melabella

    Melabella Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 2, 2011
    All true!
  4. Melabella

    Melabella Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 2, 2011
    Thank you Sylvester,

    Yes.. I was spooked when I first set it up.. lol.. don't know what I'll do if I ever move, perhaps start over again. I think the only thing getting in there is a bear. Thankfully no sightings yet in 2014. I have been wanting to set up a trail camera, just to see what passes by at night other than the possum, skunk and raccoon I see when I do night check for the horses. Last month a female bobcat was hanging around my on my neighbors property. Saw her out in the morning 4 separate days. There's everything out there in dat der woods!

    Thank you S017

  5. Foghorn4

    Foghorn4 Out Of The Brooder

    May 25, 2014
    New pics of our coop! They have become addicted to watermelon. I can't help but spoil them![​IMG]
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  6. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 27, 2014
    Central Oregon
    Holey-moley! What a great job you did on your coop! Can I move in??!!! [​IMG]
  7. bruceha2000

    bruceha2000 True BYC Addict

    Apr 19, 2012
    NW Vermont
    Around here people put plastic (I guess??) covers over the tires of their jacked up camping trailers during "non camping months" which number a lot more months than "camping months".
  8. CoopArchitect

    CoopArchitect Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 27, 2014
    After countless research hours and a few classes I'm getting close to finding some ladies to occupy the shack.

    Thanks to all that post here for making the decision to get chickens an easy one. It is a confidence boost to have so much quality information in one place.

    I asked my kids if I could recycle their seldom used play structure for a new coop. It was a go from there. I built a few of these for customers and neighbors before tackling my own.
    The only items purchased for this entire build were... Fasteners / Hardware($30.00), a used window ($7.50) and hardware cloth ($48.00). Everything else I had, was extra from jobs, found or recycled from the play structure.
    Took about a week to build, set in place, paint and landscape.

    We are working on an Arduino based climate control system that will also actuate the door and winter lighting. Another will use wifi to allow the whole family to watch them and allow me to monitor their environment.

    I need to build the run door, waterer and a feeder first.

    Thanks again.


  9. vehve

    vehve The Token Finn

    One thing I've thought about, and this is based purely on speculation, is that the two major components that affect the deterioration of a tire is UV-radiation and evaporation of oils from the rubber. The UV would be easily addressed with covers, and I think that smearing the tires with some sort of lubricant, say silicone or vaseline every once in a while might keep them in better shape. Of course not a good idea to have lubricant on your tires if your driving around in traffic, especially if there's a risk that it might be transferred to you brakes, but in a mostly immobile coop I don't see the same risk.

    *Some googling shows that the term vaseline, which I consider to be generic, would actually be petroleum jelly to you native English speakers.
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2014
  10. bruceha2000

    bruceha2000 True BYC Addict

    Apr 19, 2012
    NW Vermont
    Nah, we call it Vaseline. Same with "Kleenex", the generic is "tissue" or "facial tissue". But Kleenex and Vaseline have been used as "generic" names for so long that when one uses the registered trademark name, no one expects the product to necessarily BE that brand.

    Lovely job! I like the sliding nest box access door. Has its own overhang on the coop side to keep rain out plus the larger roof overhang over the entire box. You might find chickens sitting on it if you let them out of the run since there isn't a lot of slope.

    Where do you live that you need climate control? I see the roofs are fairy flat so I'm guessing it is not in snow country. They might need fans for cooling in a hot climate, certainly do not need heat even at -20F.

    What kind of birds will you have? I'm wondering if the roosts are too narrow. Chickens 'perch' but stand flat footed most of the time and sit ON their feet at night. If you look at a chicken's foot, you will see that the back toe is fairly short and somewhat to the side. If you look at a perching bird's foot, the back toe is longer and aims backward for grasping. What a chicken's foot CAN grasp and what it is COMFORTABLE grasping and bearing its weight aren't necessarily the same thing.

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