Small Coop - Version 2.0

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Luclin999, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. Luclin999

    Luclin999 Out Of The Brooder

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    Well after realizing that a box 2'x2'x2' really wasn't a "Happy home" for our bird I decided to build a new coop which should give her a safe place to sleep at night.

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    The front of the coop with the door closed/locked.

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    The front with the door open. I figured that since the only time she would need to use the ramp would be when the door was open so I combined the front door and ramp into one item.

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    The back has a hardware cloth "window" to allow for better ventilation in the Houston summers but...

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    ... I added the option for a sliding panel to allow us to cover the window in the winter or when the weather is really bad.

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    And of course a place to perch inside.

    The only things left to do are to take it out and attach it to the existing run and to add the 4'x 3' sloped roof.

    Hopefully she'll like this one.
     
  2. Blue_Myst

    Blue_Myst Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2009
    That is one good looking coop! Having the front door fold down into a ramp was a great idea.
     
  3. CityClucks

    CityClucks The Center of a 50 Mile Radius

    Jan 31, 2009
    Tulsa, OK
    Great design!
     
  4. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

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    Very nice ! She is getting spoiled not huh !!!!!
     
  5. PortageGirl

    PortageGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nice!! You're a good chicky-dad! Ond thing though, she'd probably like some kind of 'cleats' down that ramp so she can get up and down it easier. I'll look for a picture of how it should be... some kind of little strips of wood so she doesn't slide down it. Sliding down something like that injurs their dignity. Very nice though! [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2009
  6. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    Cgratulations on the great job you have done! awsome coop [​IMG]

    now you need one more hen [​IMG][​IMG]

    Omran
     
  7. Dixiedoodle

    Dixiedoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2007
    She might like to a friend-or two--or three [​IMG] , now that she has a large home!! Chickens are flock animals and they need company.... Your coop is adorable..
     
  8. happyhens

    happyhens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    "She"? As in one single, lone chicken? She needs some friends to live with her in that lovely coop! Great job!
     
  9. Judymae

    Judymae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is one of the cutest coops I've ever seen!!! You did a great job!
     
  10. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Really nice. Love the ramp
     

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