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Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by lashlsufan, Dec 20, 2012.
Will post more picks soon!!
Comments and suggestions are welcome.
It looks really nice! Your chickens are really going to love it!
Here are a few new pictures of the coop, and the addition of the chicks to their new home!
- Here is the run. One side is a pea gravel/ sand mix and the other side is rye grass. We know the grass will go quickly but will continuously add in plants, etc. for them to enjoy.
-Here are the various doors/ access points we have to the coop and run. The first picture is a door that allows access to under the coop which will house food and water. This door allows easy access to changing out the feeders and waterers.
- The second picture is the access to the actual coop. Eventually, we will add a chain to hold the door up when working on the inside. Since the door swings up, it will be easy to clean the coop.
- The third picture is the chickens access to the run. We will add a string to allow us to move the door up and down easily.
-The inside of the coop for now. The chicks are still only 3.5 weeks old, so we will be building a better roost to allow them to roost higher, etc. The bedding is currently lined with newspaper and pine shavings. The nest boxes are also lined in pine shavings.
- We are hoping to add in a window to the outside face to allow us to see inside without disturbing the chickens.
- There is a skylight built into the coop to allow for natural light. Roof is covered with corrugated sheets to help run the rain off. You can see the access to the nesting boxes off the back.
- We moved the chickens in yesterday. They seem to be enjoying the increase in space. Added the light in case they get cool; however, the weather here is still about 50F.
Please give us any comments, positive or negative, to help make our chickens happy!
It looks amazing!! All my chickens have is an old tool shed where I put up a board for there roosts and an apple bin on the side with separators withe the window turned upside down for a door to the run. But mine don't use it unless there laying or sleeping, I let mine free range. It looks great. It looks like it will have easy ways to get in and out, your chicks are cute in there new home.