Simple & Versatile

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ChickNanny13, Dec 13, 2015.

  1. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 True BYC Addict

    Jun 23, 2013
    Hilo, HI
    Nothing fancy.....Started off as a dry wall table (3 x 8) when Hubby was remodeling our house & never left. Several years ago I got involved raising hatches until 8wks old for a breeder. Started them off in a large plastic bin with light in the house, had Hubby enclose the bottom of the table. Worked great. He then built a corner table (2 x 8) for my gardening which we enclosed too.

    No longer doing that, now have 2 RIR & 2 EE (bought as Ameraucana) that are "pets with benefits". They're 8wks, Hubby installed a removable perch going the width, they didn't like it & chose to sleep in the pan with shavings. So then had Hubby do the "T" facing the window....They LOVE IT! They all sleep there now.

    The run is 5 x 8 for chicks to get sunshine, got bird wire over the top. It's light enough that I can move it around the yard as they wore down the grass. Next project is a bigger run for the 4 pullets I have now, probably a 8 x 10 x 6 the dog house will be raised off the ground and perches added.

    The chickens spend the night in the 'coop' & walk out to the run for the mornings, in the afternoons they have run of the yard & go into their coop when it starts to get dark. Nothing fancy, simple & versatile....Works for me.







  2. thomasboyle

    thomasboyle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 28, 2013
    Northwest Hills of CT
    Very nice! Everyone on BYC would like to come visit you and see your coop, especially once the snow start flying!
  3. swedeNH

    swedeNH Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 14, 2015
    New Hampshire
    Neat operation you have going on!

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