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

  1. kimmerjo

    kimmerjo Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 15, 2013
    western new york
    Excited getting chicks on the 29th!!! I am totally redoing the chicken coop!!! Will post before and after pics along the way:)
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  2. karenhenkel

    karenhenkel New Egg

    Jul 8, 2014
    Northwestern Connecticut
    It is adorable. Great idea for hanging the feed and water. I'd say $200 is a bargain. Mine was a lot more, and yours is just as nice. I think my setup is my birthday, anniversary and Christmas gift for the next few years. ;)
  3. vehve

    vehve The Token Finn

    I suggest quoting the post you are replying to, makes it easier follow to whom your reply was pointed. Just click the button at the bottom right side of the post that has a large quotation mark and the text "quote" on it.

    Welcome to BYC!
  4. NikJov1981

    NikJov1981 Out Of The Brooder

    May 17, 2014
    Getting there. Should be done by the end of the week as long as the rain holds out... [​IMG]
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  5. gilcamp4

    gilcamp4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 11, 2013
    looking good, but why not bring run to end of coop only have the egg boxes out. just an idea.
  6. vehve

    vehve The Token Finn

    I agree. And if possible, reconsider the length of the run. The bigger the better.
  7. NikJov1981

    NikJov1981 Out Of The Brooder

    May 17, 2014
    Thanks. They have a larger pen on the side of my property that they spend most of the day in. This is just their night/bad weather coop. Hard to tell in the photo but I can't get past the run with a wheel barrow if I bring it out further...which I need to be able to do to get to my garden. :)
  8. bruceha2000

    bruceha2000 True BYC Addict

    Apr 19, 2012
    NW Vermont
    Depends what KIND of staples. If you have ever tried to pull a poultry staple out of wood, it would be clear that they are well more than adequate for the job. The hardware cloth will rip a lifetime before the staple will pull out.

    Looks like you've done well and with all the south facing glass, probably won't go broke complying with the ABSOLUTELY STUPID zoning rules that the coop be 33F or higher.
    Only concern is the gap in the side wall. Is that just summer ventilation that can be covered in the winter? I think it might lead to cold drafts over the birds.

    I think you might want bigger wheels, gonna be hard to push it when the ground is wet.

    Make sure you put a gutter on the roof over the run during "non snow" seasons or that will be a really messy place.
  9. meralgia

    meralgia Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 6, 2014
    Minneapolis, MN
    My Coop
    Thank you for your concern about the gap in the side wall. The shower door will be removed all summer long, and during the winter, I intended to keep the gap for ventilation. The birds will be in the north half of the coop which is cozy but big enough to accommodate four or five birds. I did run the electrical, and the heating bulb is hanging there ready to turn on, but I suspect the birds will keep themselves warm. Do you think the thermocube will work with the timer?
  10. Wildivy2112

    Wildivy2112 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 1, 2014
    Mine has what I think are called poultry staples. They are the long U-shaped nails that have to be hammered in by hand. We had these attaching the hardware cloth to our rabbit hutch and it kept the rabbits safe for 12 years. I'll try to post a picture of one of the poultry staples tomorrow. Got rid of that hutch when the last pet rabbit died. Wish I had kept it!

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