Saltbox Chicken Coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ABCoop, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. ABCoop

    ABCoop New Egg

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    Thanks to my dad and a few of his handy employees, this is our finished chicken coop. I looked at tons of pictures on here before we drew up our plans and we added our own touches, like the next boxes that open from the feed room. I live in norhtern Iowa, where it can pretty cold in the winter, and I felt the saltbox shape would help maximize the southern exposure when it gets cold. I definitely need to re-do my roost before winter as well as find a way to weather proof the pop door a little better. Any suggestions would be appreciated! Thanks for looking!





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  2. Terrik

    Terrik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Look great! My hubby and I are in the process of planning our new coop. Can't wait till it actually goes from the planning stage to the building stage.
     
  3. OvertheHenHouse

    OvertheHenHouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Super cute and super well-made - nicely done!
     
  4. hydroswiftrob

    hydroswiftrob Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks really good! It gave me a few ideas.

    How many chickens do you have in there?
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    Beautiful job
     
  6. Sonic Pug

    Sonic Pug Chillin' With My Peeps

    Very cute! I like the roof design too.
     
  7. OneTenthAcreAndAChicken

    OneTenthAcreAndAChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow - that's really nice! I'm totally envious of your space - enough for a walk-in. How much land do you have?
     
  8. DoubleBarrelChick

    DoubleBarrelChick Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok I'm jealous [​IMG] I wish I has enough land to make a coop and run like this! Did you make the feed/coop house yourself? Great job [​IMG]
     
  9. IRChicken

    IRChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Pretty cool fabricating. [​IMG]

    Those nest boxes look taller than 12" (maybe 18" on the front opening) or they are less than 12" wide. [​IMG]
     
  10. ceeceeholt

    ceeceeholt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your set up is great, looks very nice. I see you put a top on your run too, we had to with all the hawks we have. We used a doggy door for our pop door so we can close it whenever they are inside. I did see you have an outlet by the roost, they can't reach it can they? They peck and eat everything, wouldn't want them hurt!
    I love how you have a coop side and room for your supplies!
    GREAT JOB! [​IMG]
     

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