share coop pics!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by windnleavesfarm, Aug 19, 2013.

  1. windnleavesfarm

    windnleavesfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Share your coop pics! Im currently building an 8x12:) and half way done! Give me ideas for my next coop!?!?!?!
     
  2. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    This is my first coop for my 6 chickens ( when they were still free ranging, later on I moved them to a bigger coop and satrted keeping them in a fenced area.

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    This is an old coop or shed that was there before we moved in. The insides were leaking so we fixed that, added a fence, and finally put the chickens in the coop. Lately 2 trees fell on it so I will be using the smaller coop.
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    This is a picture before we completely fixed the coop.
     
  3. chicksquad

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  4. Krazzy

    Krazzy Out Of The Brooder

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    this is the coop my family built this spring. its set up to house upto 22 chickens comfortably. it took a lot of weekends to build but its nice to see when i look out the window. we are proud of what we built =)
     
  5. windnleavesfarm

    windnleavesfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what size is this coop?
     
  6. Krazzy

    Krazzy Out Of The Brooder

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    the coop is 12'x4' not counting the nesting box area. the run is 19'x12'. i let the flock free range whenever i feel it is safe. right now ive got 12 hens and a rooster.
     
  7. windnleavesfarm

    windnleavesfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thats what i thought and you said you can fit 22 chickens in there? because im building an 8x12 and people say i can only hold 7 chickens in it. which i don't agree with but that is just me. it is very nice and big i like it a lot.[​IMG]
     
  8. Krazzy

    Krazzy Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks, i said 22 chickens comfortably, but that would honestly be pushing it in the winter. from what i understand chickens need a minimum of 2 square feet per bird in the coop alone. the more space the better. many people plan to have 4 square feet per bird witch in my opinion would be ideal. my chickens have a decent size run, and i let them free range almost every day so i feel okay with having less square feet per bird. my flock seems very healthy compared to most flocks i see in person.
     
  9. windnleavesfarm

    windnleavesfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh okay thank you! haha[​IMG]
     
  10. Shaundeere

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    [​IMG] My cedar Wichita bantam coop. With all 1/2 hardware cloth and one concrete block deep in the grond. As soon as I put the expanding foam in the roof ridges it will be as snake proof as I can get it. The wire stopped the neighbors lab.
     

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