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Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by 13 chickens, Aug 3, 2013.
please share pics of your coop I would like to get some ideas for my Silkie/Chicks pen
I wanted something that I could get in and with lots of room. Also I'm in the country and grew up on farms I just could not convince myself to go with a small urban type coop. I'm use to chickens just living in barns The last four pictures are the final coop.
We started the coop with the idea of making it a chicken tractor. We changed our minds and made it stationary, so we built a chicken run and have a short chunnel to connect the coop to the run.
We've got a globe grape vine that we started from seed that we're going to plant on the outside of the run so that it eventually provides shade.
Here's my original post and some recent pics:
Da wife is an artist, so she came up with the colors and paint scheme for the coop portion. It looks great in my opinion.
cool, what breed of chicken is that
They look like rhode island reds to me.
Here is out new coop, but we are still working on the run.
If you like, you can click on my album below. My husband built (and I helped) a 4x8x6 shed style coop/run for my 4 peeps. We can't free range so we opted for this complete enclosure. I call it FarmVille. We live on 1/2 acre right behind our little police/city hall. I can go inside to clean and visit my girls. They seem happy. I have ousted access door to the upper nest area. The run has no floor as we opted to place the coop on an existing concrete slab. I covered it with sand. We do plan to make a run that I can put them in and move them around the yard. Would love some ideas on a moveable run. We painted the coop serious grey same color as the house. Not my first choice but it does blend in well and the unused paint will be used for touch ups on the house. We could add to the coop if I were to add to the flock but I really don't want more than 4.
Home built from scratch after reading tons about keeping them safe, secure, dry and happy! Rather inexpensive 2x4 construction and has been working exactly as planned for the last few months. Full door on back for easy clean, Up a little higher than some because of farm country predators, cord pull on slider door to keep them in at night and let them out in the morn.. fenced running area when we're too busy to keep an eye on local threats.. Easy access egg door.. Two perches inside .. So far, so good! Our chickens are healthy and happy.. and so are we!