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Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by joebryant, Oct 7, 2008.

  1. joebryant

    joebryant Crowing

    I finally finished last night after my having worked on all of it since MAY.
    If not for so many people on this forum, this two-section coop would never have been made.
    The only idea that's mine is making an 8x8x8 coop in two 4x8 sections each comprised of six modules that can be taken apart easily and reassembled as one 8x8 coop if I ever want to move them/it. Also, using a tunnel to connect the coops to the run is my idea. Everything else you see came from talented members of BYC. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
    I described in another post that the sand in the run is almost a foot deep. You can't see the depth because there's another bottom board that doesn't show. The run has all 1/2-inch hardware cloth. Outside the run there's 14 inches of hardward cloth going straight down and three feet of farm 2x4 fencing going outward. All the buried wire that surrounds the run is covered with a truck load of topsoil. Grass seed has been added, but I'll have to get a landscaper to do the back section again because so many plants and shrubs were destroyed during the construction.

    Victoria and her chick live in the south coop
    South Coop Interior
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2008
  2. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    All I can say is... WOW! Wonderful!! [​IMG]
  3. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

    Jun 11, 2007

    Wow, what a perfect integration of your coop with the style of your house. Without the wire enclosed run, a person could never tell that that structure was for chickens. What a beauty.
  4. Omran

    Omran Songster

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    WOW I think you are an Engeneer.
    Very beautiful and practical and great.
    Thank you for sharing pictures with us.
  5. redoak

    redoak Songster

    Feb 27, 2008
    Russia, NY
    Very nice coop and run, well thought out. [​IMG]
  6. joebryant

    joebryant Crowing

    Edit: I inserted the picture of the dust bath tub to the list of pictures above.
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2008
  7. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    gorgeous and well thought out!

    is Leontyne the 'almost' stew item? he is toooo pretty to eat. for now!
  8. hinkjc

    hinkjc Crowing Premium Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    That is just amazing. Great job! [​IMG]

  9. joebryant

    joebryant Crowing

    Quote:No, Leontyne is one of my two black hens. The only rooster that I have is Tristan.
  10. joebryant

    joebryant Crowing

    Thanks everyone, glad you liked it.

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