Progress on my coop what do you think

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by rocketdoctor, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. rocketdoctor

    rocketdoctor Chirping

    May 10, 2010
    I had no idea making this coop would be such an undertakng. I build the majority of it out of alot of left over lumber from my house remodel. There is a 10" screen gap on the bottom of the walls to allow air flow to allow the dirt floor to stay dry and compost any bird droppings better. This design was recommend to me by a guy in the area who's been doing it for 30 years.

    We have 3 4month old chickens in no but ones a rooster which we will probably have to give away soon as he really starts crowing. I had 3 others but they got outside the fence and got killed. We have 7 3 week old chicks in the brood that will join when ready. I built a run on the other side of the yard for the chickens when we are not around but will also let them free range around when we are home all day.

    I made the eves extend far out so rain won't get coop floor wet, I'll also be adding some
    Things I still have to do.

    1. add felt and asphalt shingles
    2. Side the house with used redwood or cedar fencing
    3. Install exterior and interior lights (I have electrical run to it)
    4. Add Egg box (in front next to wired window)
    5. add rain gutters
    6. Add a high roost where the extension cord is now the birds like to fly up and sit on it

    View From above the yard

    View from the front

    View just inside door of ramp leading up to Roost [​IMG]

    Side View with showing bridge to run

    Inside coop [​IMG]
    Inside Run White one is the rooster

    the run on other side of retaining walls

    Run with door closed (my daughter drew the chicken)
  2. True Grit

    True Grit Songster

    Looks great! I love the size and the bridge to the run. I wish I had made mine bigger. Congrats![​IMG]
  3. bigoakhunter

    bigoakhunter Songster

    Jul 29, 2009
    I like it.... A nice job. You'll like the nice generous overhanging eves. What state are you located in?
  4. rocketdoctor

    rocketdoctor Chirping

    May 10, 2010
    Quote:I live in San Francisco bay area, don't have to worry about Snow loads:)
  5. mgw

    mgw Songster

    May 29, 2010
    Eastern Wa.
    Looks nice Ilike all the glass in the people door, & the chikn pic on the pop door very artful!
  6. Knock Kneed Hen

    Knock Kneed Hen California Dream'in Chickens

    Feb 15, 2010
    So. Cal.
    "I had no idea making this coop would be such an undertaking." [​IMG] I think I say this EVERY DAY!!! It's a cute coop. I like the "sunken" run. Very suave! [​IMG]

    Oh, and a very pretty view too!
  7. NWChicks

    NWChicks Songster

    Mar 3, 2010
    Granite Falls, WA
    Very cool! I love your view too! And I'm sure the chickens will appreciate it. [​IMG]

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