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Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by jenlynn4, Apr 16, 2008.

  1. jenlynn4

    jenlynn4 Songster

    Jan 12, 2007
    ok all of you out there, I need coop pics! I need inspiration, I need HELP! LOL I'm trying to get ideas and inspiration and what better place to look than to my friends at byc. Please post pictures of your coop here! I tried to find a thread here with just everyones coop pics but I couldnt find one so here I am begging for input and inspiration. If you have a medium or large coop and you wouldnt mind shareing some pics I would LOVE to see them! Thanks all! JEN
  2. newchickmom

    newchickmom Songster

    Nov 8, 2007
    Lafayette, Indiana
    Check the coop page. There are tons of great ideas there! I'm going to look again myself, since we are going to build a second coop. [​IMG]
  3. Animallover606

    Animallover606 Songster

    Apr 12, 2008
    THere is this one person who showed me the monster coop!
  4. ebaribault

    ebaribault Songster

    Feb 21, 2008
    Antrim, NH
    Is this inspiration enough?
    Picture from 2 weeks ago.
    Good luck,
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2008
  5. jenlynn4

    jenlynn4 Songster

    Jan 12, 2007
    Thanks ebaribault! That looks just like what I am building! Keep EM commin'!!!
  6. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

    This is the coop DH and I built last summer to house 6 pullets. We are getting ready to expand the size of the run since we have a broody sitting on 11 eggs due to hatch next Tuesday (4/22)!This picture was taken before we added the stairs to the porch. We have a piece of the metal roofing over part of the run and the rest is covered with the same wire as on the sides to keep the chickens in and the hawks out. We bought some of our supplies (windows, door and flooring) at our local "Re-Store" warehouse for next to nothing! We did insulate the inside and covered the insulation with luan plywood - painted the inside with semigloss latex paint for easier cleaning. We went a little overboard with the amount of nest boxes - we should have only put in 4 - they only use 3 of them on a regular basis! The "poop pit" has an outside access so I can shovel it right into a wheelbarrow. We used 18" square rubber tiles glued on the floor (5 cents each at Re-store!)



  7. jenlynn4

    jenlynn4 Songster

    Jan 12, 2007
    THats great! I LOVE it!
  8. opiyfz450

    opiyfz450 In the Brooder

    Feb 11, 2008
    southwestern pa.
  9. CathyB

    CathyB Songster

    Apr 6, 2008
    stgmom52 ~ looks a lot like the shed my DH is starting to convert for my babies comming May16th! I have 10 comming! Good to see you pic and judge what mine can and will look like!
  10. Stumpy

    Stumpy Songster

    Apr 15, 2008
    Sgtmom52, that looks fantastic! It is encouraging to me to see one built amidst large trees like our lot.

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