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Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Grampa with chickens, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. Well, where do I start.............

    For the last month or so, I have been rebuilding my runs and building coops. My flock had some make shift pens and as they started to multiply (as we all know) I decided it was time to try to do things the right way.

    I needed to redo the runs and make them bigger. 3 runs measure 8' X 10"
    Dominiques run is 10' X 18' and my Turkey pen is 10' X 10'.

    I used all recycled materials for the coops. Pallets and shipping crates supplied all the wood. Screws and hardware was the only things I had to buy. Of course, fencing and fence posts were bought too.

    Whatcha all think?????







    I have one more that is in the process of being built as my turkeys are due to hatch May 3 so I have a little time yet. All coops have doors so everybody gets locked up at night. Eggs collecting is done outside of pens so no more crawling on my knees to get them. Being in Florida, my birds are out all day and I don't have to worry about them living in the coops for days. Only over night.

    Thanks for looking

  2. chickenwhisperer123

    chickenwhisperer123 Whispers Loudly

    Mar 7, 2009
    Lincoln, Nebraska
    Wow!! Those are awesome!
    I wish I had a couple more coops to seperate breeds! [​IMG]
  3. agirly4chicks

    agirly4chicks Songster

    Feb 16, 2009
    Hamilton, Georgia USA
    Very different, but I LOVE the idea if I had that kind of material and a husband that didn't want everythign to be perfect then I would have them.
  4. They Call Me Pete

    They Call Me Pete Songster

    Mar 23, 2009
    Very nice [​IMG]
  5. Omran

    Omran Songster

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    Very nice, I bet it is quite some work to attend to all this birds.

  6. It is not as much work as it use to be. I decided it was time to make things as easy as possible on me. Now egg collecting is a breeze. No more having to worry about escapees getting out of the make shift door.
  7. redoak

    redoak Songster

    Feb 27, 2008
    Russia, NY
    [​IMG] Very cute coops and name

  8. You people are killing me [​IMG] . . . I want chickens, but you keep posting these wonderful chicken homes and I get faint [​IMG] just looking at them . . I have GOT to get busy and get mine started as soon as the weather permits. . .I can get ahold of those things you stack things on . . .to use as scrap, and look on craigslist for cheap lumber to finish them out!!! Great job!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
  9. Another ?. I notice you have yours up on concrete blocks, do you have issues with chickens or rats or some other fur bearing critter getting in under there and causing issues?
  10. sparkles2307

    sparkles2307 Terd of Hurtles

    AWESOME! I want to do that, but DH says it wont work, I am going to show him that yes we can use crates and pallets to build the coop....

    Is 8'x8' too big or too small for 30 chickens? Bear in mind that, 6-7 months its nice enough to be outside but they would e spending a good partion of 6-5 months inside most of the time...MN sucks...

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