Starting run first, then coop...

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by wildcat chix, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. wildcat chix

    wildcat chix Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 27, 2011
    Barbourville, Kentucky
    I recently picked up enough materials from our scrap pile at work to buld a 10' x 14' coop and attached run pretty much however big we want to make it.

    I got a whole bunch of 4'x4' panels of gridwall (store display rack type stuff) at a great price, so for now that is what the run will be made of.
    There are 2 roosters in this part, (one is in the box), for the time being. They will be separated when we get a couple hens for each of them.
    There are 3 separate areas - the one with the plywood on top is 64 sq ft - to the left of that is a 96 sq ft area, in the back is a 144 sq ft area. We will be getting another rooster and hen tomorrow, and maybe 5 or 6 hens next week.

    Total area of all 3 pens = 304 sq ft...I think I did pretty good.

    I Will post pics of the coop in progress. Hopefully we'll start on it next weekend.

    What do you think? Opinions and advice welcome
  2. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    Great Job!
  3. MARANMAN2011

    MARANMAN2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 7, 2011
  4. crazychickenwom

    crazychickenwom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 10, 2012
    Central Ohio
    Looks great! Very nice use of recycled materials! [​IMG]

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