The new coop and run

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by JustG, Dec 18, 2013.

  1. JustG

    JustG New Egg

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    This past summer the hubby and I put in our new chicken run. We already had a (very) small barn on the property and decided we'd add a run to it and build the coop. This was our process:


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    Starting out the ground was very uneven, we had to dig out large sections in order to have a flat surface to work on.

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    We then laid in the patio stones so I could go off to work and not have to worry what might be trying to get at the birds.

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    We created all the panels first 4'x6' and assembled them.

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    Looking good so far.

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    Cut the door into the barn

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    Inside we laid flashing along the wall to help keep out any curious mice etc. When we moved here 2 years ago they had a cozy home in here.

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    We then added walls and a new floor. And used some nice limbs from a tree branch that fell in the spring.

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    On the other side of the pen we placed a small section for the baby birds so that the large birds and the babies could get used to each other.

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    Doors added almost done.... We have to add the roof still.

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    Just add birds. Our beautiful BBS Orpingtons. This phone photo really doesn't do them justice.

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    It's in a great location, The pen is beside cedars and blocks the North West winds and snow.

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    Last but not least, the Christmas lights.
     
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  2. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Well welcome to BYC, and very nice chicken run and pin nicely planed out .......
     
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Excellent job!

    And welcome to BYC!
     
  4. shmeggs

    shmeggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    good job I like this coop.
     
  5. Mahlzeit

    Mahlzeit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great looking coop and run!! The paving stones alone the outside is a very nice touch!
     
  6. JustG

    JustG New Egg

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    Thx everyone. After looking at some pics on the web, I designed it all myself :D
    Although when I was still lurking the halls around here about a year or so ago when I first caught the chicken bug, I think I saw someone else using stones around their coup to keep things safe; though he put them in vertically; So, thx BYC.
     

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