The Spice Rack........A work in progress.....

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by K7 Menagerie, Jun 7, 2008.

  1. K7 Menagerie

    K7 Menagerie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chicks are getting too big for the brooder! And the coop isn't done yet! But here's the work in progress.....it's 10 x 12 (for 6 chickens).


    Soon to be the home of Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, Thyme, Bay, and Coriander.....
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  2. rooster0209

    rooster0209 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 7, 2008
    North Dakota
    that looks like its going to be a really nice coop!
    Yea for your chickens
     
  3. Coop-a-kick

    Coop-a-kick Out Of The Brooder

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    Great names! I'm sure they will love the new digs.
     
  4. Anny

    Anny Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Detroit Michigan
    That's one hell of a spice rack.
     
  5. tricia

    tricia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yay! It's going to be beautiful!!
     
  6. tricia

    tricia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know what your plans are for the nesting boxes, but if you used 5 gallon pails they would look like spice containers. [​IMG]


    Okay, I'm a huge nerd...... I drew up a little plan for it. Let me know if you would like to see it. If not, I am not offended one little bit!
     
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  7. bills

    bills Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice A frame![​IMG] I like the names of your birds too.

    I might suggest that if you have predators in your area, coons, mink, etc., that you may want to fasten some hardware cloth to the bottom, all around the base, and bury it a foot or so. As it is now, it would be easy digging for a coon to get inside your coop. The loosening of the soil to bury the hardware cloth will also help the drainage from the roof when it rains. This will help keep the coop floor dryer. Just a thought...
     
  8. spook

    spook Chillin' With My Peeps

    LOVE the A Frame!!!! Love it, it was a favorite structure of my dads!!! Thanks for the memory and great looking digs for your spice girls!
     
  9. K7 Menagerie

    K7 Menagerie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hehehe, yes Tricia, show me the plan!!!

    And for predators, we will be enclosing all sides with wire, including the bottom. Thanks!
     
  10. tricia

    tricia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yay! [​IMG]

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    I threw this together in Word, but it was the best I could do! [​IMG]

    The top image is the view from the top, the bottom is ovbbiously a more 3D version. Place the 2x4's on the bottom close enough to hold the pails and the front and back 2x4's on end so that at least the front one can kind of keep the shavings/straw in the bucket. You could place it on posts or blocks to keep it far enough off the ground.

    Thanks for humoring me! [​IMG]

    The fished product as seen in my head is much prettier than the sketch. [​IMG] And one plus of using pails (which you can paint to look nicer) is that they are the easiest to clean!
     
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