redesigned my coop space...(pic heavy)

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Erock1234, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. Erock1234

    Erock1234 Out Of The Brooder

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    well like i've said before I'm new at all this but I sure am having a ball learning and doing [​IMG]


    This is what i had before:
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    And you know despite the looks of the coop the chickens were happy, but since then I've expanded and had to add on and tweak things a bit to accomidate the flock, and my 5 new members. Any who this is what I have now it's not finished but I'd say it's better [​IMG]
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    the floor to the new addition it 8x8 and the building is 5x8x7 and it's 2' off the ground. Here is a side pic:

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    A pic of the new roosting space, I'd say it's plenty for 11 chickens

    they seem to like their new space under the coop as well:

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    My roo enjoying the space as well
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    And it looks as if they approve of the nesting boxes too [​IMG]

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  2. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

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    much better looking! [​IMG]
     
  3. admhotel

    admhotel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looking pretty good [​IMG]

    Best advice I can give you is Paint, Paint, Paint. The OSB plywood will only last acouple years without paint. I love the area under the coop, good use of space!
     
  4. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    NIce job!! [​IMG]

    Missi
     
  5. cfdf

    cfdf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess chicken coops are never "finished." They're just like houses, always something to do, change, fix, clean, etc. Yours is looking G-O-O-D! Great job on the improvements. [​IMG]
     
  6. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Very nice job! I like the front porch. I'd be up there with a lawnchair and lemonade!
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  7. Erock1234

    Erock1234 Out Of The Brooder

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    @ annie3001 Thank you very much

    @ admhotel thank you I am hoping to do that this weekend or next, I have 10 gallons of random colors I'm thinking this should be interesting [​IMG]

    @Barred Babies Thank you as well [​IMG]

    @ cfdf lol I'm learning that but this site is such a help!!

    @ ChickensAreSweet come on [​IMG] and thank you [​IMG]
     
  8. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly I failed Chicken Math

    Jul 18, 2010
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    Great job! I particularly like the egg basket hanging above the door...[​IMG]
     
  9. BWKatz

    BWKatz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    MAJOR improvement . Looks great and so do ur chicks. Ditto for the paint suggestion. Maybe abstract art? [​IMG]
     
  10. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Quote:Oh I didn't even see that.
     

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