The coop is done! Pics and many thanks....

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by libbyhan, Jun 13, 2010.

  1. libbyhan

    libbyhan In the Brooder

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    And the ladies are in (except for the 2 new bantams I picked up Friday). It still needs to be painted, but we are hoping that we might find some siding in a discount bin and we can insulate and side it at the same time. The roof is shingles.

    6 standard chicks and 2 bantams will live in this 4X7 coop. We realize that it's a bit small, but didn't know if all the ladies would be with us till winter. Once we add the nest boxes (external- access to the left) and the new window!!!!, I think that it will be ok. We have recently attached a run (underneath and 6X4 out), but have been free ranging 8-10 hours a day in the fenced back yard.

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    and inside:

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    and the new window (will go in the blank panel to the left of the doors)

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    Not a great pic of the inside- we have 2 roosts by accident, really. We started off with a 3X4 and then put on the addition. Thanks DH!

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    We have insulation panels for the outside (the ceiling ones are up already) and panels for all the vents. We still have the heat lamp in because I am a wuss! The cage isn't in there anymore as we used it for our 2 EEs that were 3 weeks behind the big ladies. They were being picked on and I wanted them to have a place to go. They've seemed to work it out, even though they hang in 2 groups.

    Goldfish wondering where the heck the treats are:

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    Thanks again for all the inspiration!
     

  2. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

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    That looks great! I bet your birds will love it [​IMG]
     
  3. bturbo87

    bturbo87 Songster

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    [​IMG] chickens will be happy!!!
     
  4. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    [​IMG] Good job!! [​IMG]
     

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