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Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Dmontgomery, Jun 11, 2016.

  1. Dmontgomery

    Dmontgomery Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    I joined BYC about 2 years ago. I never posted anything, I just soaked up information. We built our first coop over the July 4th weekend in 2014. I used what I had at the time to slap something together and move 10 chickens from my son's old house to his new lot. The little coop and run only took a couple days. It looks like something Oliver would have built on "Green Acres".
    By April of this year our little group had dwindled down to 2 bantam hens and a rooster. So we decided it was time to rebuilld the flock and the coop. We purchased 35 new chicks locally and the next day one of the bantams went broody with her 3 eggs.
    3 weeks ago I started on the NEW coop after several months of research on BYC. I "finished" it today. It's now in our yard so I don't have to travel 1/4 mile to my son's to check on them every morning. The coop is 16x16, with an additional 8x16 covered, and a 16x24 predator proof run.
    Without all your help none of it would have been possible. Thank you so much. I hope to be able to post all the photos soon.
     
  2. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Yes - we all love pictures!! We all "steal" bits and pieces (ideas) from seeing all the different types of coops out there [​IMG]
     
  3. Dmontgomery

    Dmontgomery Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    The finished coop with some of the flock inside. Still need to clean up and landscape around the outside.
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    Finally a sunny day for a better image.
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  4. Eggsoteric

    Eggsoteric Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nicely done! Funny how chicken math "sneaks" up on you, eh? [​IMG]
     
  5. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    That looks great!
     
  6. Dmontgomery

    Dmontgomery Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Thanks. Went to your coop page. Looks like we have pretty much the same runs! How tall is yours? I got tired of bumping my head while collecting eggs so everything is 5'10" or higher.
     
  7. TerryH

    TerryH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Coop
    Beautiful job!!
     
  8. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Ours
    Yeah, that's our "big girl" run - it's 6 ft. tall. [​IMG] We have two other coops/runs as well - all the runs are "people sized" lol!
     
  9. Dmontgomery

    Dmontgomery Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    My old run was about 8' but I was really dumb with my old coop. It started out 6' but had a sloped roof with a 1/12 pitch. So walking to the back to collect eggs caused me to bang my head, everyday for 2 years. The lowest point of my new run is a 5'10" door and everything gets higher from there going to 7'. The coop roof is 9'. At this stage of life I expect to start shrinking, not getting taller.
     
  10. jennyf

    jennyf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very neat! What did you use over the top of the run?
     

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