The Little Red coop or fun fun fun til her daddy ....

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by FarmerMack, Sep 14, 2008.

  1. FarmerMack

    FarmerMack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    After taking in 5 chicks given to me i had a delema, they were about 7 months old and my current coop was designed for 12 max cap current seat is 11. I needed another coop fast so off to cheapo depot for lumber and such. then a few trips to the local lumber guy for additional supplys.
    My wife painted it, red because it was $11/gal at lowes. My other coop is white because it 10/gal [​IMG]
    the result is a small 4X4 coop designed after looking at some of the others posted on the coop page

    door on the right, the house is level the camera isn't ;)only 1 nesting box for now which is removable, I still ll needs a hinged door as one bird though it was a place to sleep LOL
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    [​IMG]I used 1x3 strapping for the roost at the front, along each wall is a 2x6 that they can use also

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    Food water, current waterer will be replaced with a 4.5 gal bucket in the black watering pan on the nesting box as soon as the bucket i ordered from beprepared.com arrives




    through the back door i can access the food, water and eggs [​IMG]

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    guillotine style access door



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    side view. plexiglass slides back out if needed. I just slide it back for ventilation.


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    Small 4X5X3 detachable run it is locked in place with 2 hook latches on either side of the frame. wire mess on the sides and 2" welded wire on the top.


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    it looks small in comparison to the 6X8

    Goldie seems to like the window seat or maybe she's having coop envy :lauLOL[​IMG]
     
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  2. chickens4jojo

    chickens4jojo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is really nice. [​IMG]

    I especially love the idea of the removeable plexiglass.
     
  3. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    It looks great! [​IMG]
     
  4. La Banan

    La Banan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! Great work and faaaaaast!
    Jan
     
  5. ChanceRider

    ChanceRider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice! I really like the way you have the plexiglass covering the screened opening. I want to install a window in the back of our coop... If I can't find one that will work I think I'll "borrow" your idea [​IMG]. Thanks for posting your pics!
     
  6. FarmerMack

    FarmerMack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Your welcome [​IMG] I actually found that idea on BYC.
     
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  7. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

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    Like the colors, wifey has good taste. Go! Wifey. [​IMG] I wanted mine that color but hubby said to waterproof it to last longer. So it is.
     
  8. FarmerMack

    FarmerMack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That is barn and fence "animal safe" and it should be water proof enough. The white has held up for a years. latex based. Animal safe really only seems to relate to lead content.
     
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