Started the new coop and run, not completed.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by sdsharko, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. sdsharko

    sdsharko Out Of The Brooder

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    Started my new project Sunday, I have a new respect for all of the Super Coops I have researched on the site. The run will be 4x8ft (plus 4x4 underneath coop) and the coop will be an additional 4x4ft. I built them seperatley so I could move them around in the future. This is my first attempt and feel ok about what I have produce so far. Also would this accomadate 5 chickens? It currently only will have 3 buffs.
     
  2. CrestedGirl

    CrestedGirl Polish Obsessed

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    Looks great!!!!!! I would say 5 would be the limit [​IMG]
     
  3. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2008
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    That is a great looking coop [​IMG]
     
  4. allieloveschickens

    allieloveschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great job!
     
  5. jim022659

    jim022659 New Egg

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    is this, perchance, designed to fit over you gardens? looks great and I like your separation idea.
     
  6. sdsharko

    sdsharko Out Of The Brooder

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    I was not planning on incorporating the gardens into the coop, and my carpentry skills probably would not allow me at this point [​IMG] what size nest boxes would be recommended, and better off with two larger boxes or 3 fair sized? Thanks for the kind comments, just got the roof finished.
     
  7. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    Nice job. Orps are big girls....I would not go above 4 girls in there and I would put two large nest boxes...Orps need no smaller than a 12" x 12" usually...some of my orps required a 14" wide nest LOL Also, make sure your roost is a 2 x 4 turned with the 4" side up...they have big feet. Good luck and excellent work thus far.
     
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