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Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by SophieLain127, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. SophieLain127

    SophieLain127 Songster

    Apr 7, 2009
    Do you enjoy these types of coops?

    Did you build yours straigt on the ground or did you put it on paver stones?

    I'm considering building one this style and I was going to make the base out of pallets that my husband has brought home. The pallets are considered wing tip pallets meaning they have some wood hanging over the base. I was going to place bricks under the wings in order to help support it even more. The size will be 96in x 88in. I was going to put a large window in it and six nesting boxes. I was also going to make part of the roof able to swing open like a cellar door. What is your opinion of this?

  2. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

    May 24, 2008
    Southeast Arkansas
    I,m not sure I`ve got it pictured right, but the main thing is that you can feed and water without pulling your back out of line. [​IMG] and you have access for any cleaning that might be necessary.
  3. funkychickenowner

    funkychickenowner In the Brooder

    Aug 30, 2008
    Sussex County NJ
    Also watch using pallets as they tend to rot pretty quick if laid directly on ground.
  4. SophieLain127

    SophieLain127 Songster

    Apr 7, 2009
    Well I plan to make a "pad" for them to lay on out of patio pavers (the large ones)

    And then I was thinking about making the run area out of sand and very small pea gravel. What do you think?
  5. TerriLaChicks

    TerriLaChicks Crowing

    Apr 23, 2008
    Central Louisiana
    We have one; right now it houses 7 hens but eventually it will home to our geese.

    We took treated landscape timbers and notched them (like Lincoln logs) & put those on the ground. Over that we put a 3/4 piece of plywood. Over that we put the floor covered in vinyl linoleum.

    There are openings on both ends, it is very easy to remove the shavings & replace them when needed, & also I open it on both ends during good weather for nice breezeway.

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