The Chook Corn Crib Coop is FINALLY done! With pics!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by sangel4you, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. sangel4you

    sangel4you Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So some of you know I was building a new coop out of the 2 longs sides of my uncles falling down corn crib. One half of one section was rotted badly and is the largest reason I couldnt keep the original corn crib shape and therefore started redesigning my coop with a new shape/dimensions but wanted to still incorporate the coop look and idea. Here she is.... Still have some cosmetic work to do outside (flowers, flower boxes, sign, some minor painting) and then inside I have to insulate one side of their roosting area yet but since I wont need that done for another 3 months or so I figured that will be last on my list. Thanks for all the tips and ideas! (Oh and my nest boxes which arent complete yet are those big wire spools dbf brought home for me. Just going to cut a whole out for them to go in and hide :) )


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    roost area
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    back side of roosting area with a swing open poop door
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    blocked off storage area--my favorite part!
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  2. Hawkeye95

    Hawkeye95 Chillin' With My Peeps

    cute! I really like your run! nice and tall enough to walk into!
     
  3. chi-rn

    chi-rn Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. savingpurple

    savingpurple Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very nice.....Wish I had that storage area !!!
     
  5. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Nest boxes huh? I thought those spools were the chickens' dining table [​IMG] Glad to see you boarded up quite a bit, but left enough open for great airflow. Just be sure their roosts are well below the open slats come winter time so your chickies don't get hit with cold drafts [​IMG]
     
  6. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    It looks very well build and very beautiful too, are you going to install any plywood on the inside to protect it from wet weather?
    I seen that you installed half the wall and left good ventilation , but I think the wind will still blow rain inside.
     
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  7. wava1vaughn

    wava1vaughn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 24, 2011
    Cairo Ga.
    Hi from Ga. Looks good you going to put in a diving board for the RIR's? [​IMG]
     
  8. alabamayardbird

    alabamayardbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    nice job......
     
  9. sangel4you

    sangel4you Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you all very much! We worked very hard on it (I had help from my chicken despising bf.... ha ha [​IMG] )

    Nope, no diving board lol....if they really wanna jump in they just get on top of the waterer ;-) I thin kwhat ur seeing is my spare boards around the back that is holding my wire skirting down until I cover it

    as far as the roosts being covered, the corner that the roosts are in are actually closed all the way to the top with the treated wood except for the wall that meets with the storage area and that isnt open until about 3 feet above the roosts. The only winds that I have found in the monsoonish rains to blow wetness in come from the southwest which is the area along the wall of the storage unit so my plan is to put a hinged door on that I can put up in the winter to block those winds and rain/snow. the south east side rarely has any wind at all and will give them good ventillation and maximum sun in the winter but yes if I need to I can cover the rest for winter. Probably wont though, there is quite a temp difference in there when I block off that one wall. and thus far (3 weeks now) weve had no humidity issues even with the heat index of 115 around here!

    you would think they use the spools for dinner... or breakfast! They roost on their roosts after I put them to bed but as soon as the sun comes up they jump up in the spools and watch for me to come and let them out! :p

    And yes, the storage area really is my absolute favorite thing! And you cant see it in the pics but behind the spool is another pop door area (where the other original corn chute was) that I'm not using now but if I have a broody or new birds and need to seperate all I have to do is put a little wire across there and theyve got their own area within the coop!
     
  10. Kudzu

    Kudzu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very nice, now sit back and enjoy it.
     

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