The Koop's coops

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by koop, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. koop

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    Just thought I'd post pictures of our two chicken coops. I've been building them "behind the gun" as in after they are needed.
    The first is a 8'x12' tractor coop, it's heavy so we use our half ton to move it over our yard. I used stucco wire to cover the coop and a wrap of chicken wire around the outside (we can energize it). The roof is an old single panel garage door.

    Our second coop is a winter coop. We live in Manitoba so it gets cold. I had the idea to drive four posts into our garden and lag bolt insulated garage panels to them. I siliconed the joints and insulation foam in the large gaps. I have half inch holes around half the coop at floor level for air intake and three two inch holes at the highest points for exhaust.

    Both coops I used two inch Manitoba maples for the roosts, the birds love them
     
  2. Where's the pics???
     
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    yeah sorry iphone posting didn"t work

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  4. Great Job! Resourceful and functional. Great pics. Snow really limits the chickens grazing ground. Branches are great for roosting.

    What a contrast to the south. I had to use my air condition today at work.
     

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