Triangle Coop & Run Idea

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Chick_a_dee, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. Chick_a_dee

    Chick_a_dee Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2008
    Peterborough, ON
    Have any of you guys had any experience making a coop on the larger scale, that is shaped like a triangle? like the picture below...

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    We're pretty much going to deem the coop unuseable on the farm, and saw a triangle house on the way back to Bowmanville today... what do you guys think? We love the idea, it'd have low side walls, then a triangle build off that hopefully.. and it'd be on 2' stilts as to not upset local building regulation people. Anyway, we were thinking up building a triangle hen house, with a triangle run off it.

    Thoughts? Anything?
     
  2. chickens4jojo

    chickens4jojo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What a neat idea~~ I thought of doing one of those small geodesic domes for some of my silkies, but this looks like a very interesting way as well!!

    Good Luck! I'd love to see it when you get it done! [​IMG]
     
  3. chilisweet

    chilisweet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We are almost finished with a triangle coop and run. We got the plans off of www.self-sufficient-life.com. They were $7 and automatically downloaded onto our computer. Although, some of the directions were a bit confusing at times, we did finally figure it out.

    We should have it put together tomorrow, so I can take a few pics to show you. We just finished painting today, so tomorrow is the big day! Finally![​IMG]

    ~Caran
     
  4. chilisweet

    chilisweet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is not me! This is just an example of what our coop should look like, if we did it right, that is! [​IMG]

    ~Caran
     
  5. FisherMOM

    FisherMOM Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2008
    Bergen, NY
    This would be perfect for us.. we are using a wooden swingset as the frame. thanks! Pretty much what we had planned.

    (Also considering using our shed as well.. with ducks and 2 different ages of chickens, seems we will need more than one coop. Hubby is NOT happy. Wants me to get rid of the ducks. [​IMG] I hope that I win that argument.
     
  6. Chick_a_dee

    Chick_a_dee Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2008
    Peterborough, ON
    Ohhh fantastic! ... ours is going to be bigger than yours chilisweet, we're planning on the chickens liveable space being about 8'x10' so it's going to be fairly massive, and we're building knee walls to use as built-in storage space in the human part of the coop, and nest boxes in the chicken part of the coop. We've decided to use the existing coop on our farm for the meatbirds next year, because it's not long term liveable, but it'd be great for meatbirds, and it's away from the regular chickens then. We'd decided to put the regular layers/chickens by the house, because we saw a fisher cat on the way up the road last night, skulking in the bushes at the side of the road. eek!
     

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