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Variation on the Garden Coop Plan

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by hensintheghetto, May 18, 2009.

  1. hensintheghetto

    hensintheghetto Out Of The Brooder

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    We finally got our coop up and running! There are still a few more things that need to be done but the chickens are in it and happy.

    We used the garden coop plan but left the front of the henhouse off for now since we're experiencing 100+ degree weather here and I'm afraid a closed in henhouse will be too hot for the ladies. My tentative plan is to cover the front with a tarp in the winter to keep it dry and a bit warmer. Since it's mostly in the shade we only covered half of it (and put wire over the rest) so that the hens can get some sun. We're also going to put some sort of siding on the outside of the henhouse and I want to plant things around the outside of the coop.

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    Edited to show a picture of the bunting I added to the coop (leftover from our wedding).
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    Last edited: May 18, 2009
  2. ducks4you

    ducks4you Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Beautiful job! Where do you live?

    BTW, you might want to go to Profile/Personal and put in your location.

    um...unless it's "my own little world" or someplace clever, like that

    if so....never mind [​IMG]
     
  3. hensintheghetto

    hensintheghetto Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! We're in northern california.
     
  4. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2007
    Clarion County
    [​IMG] Coop is Great!

    & what cute chickens!
     
  5. augustmomx2

    augustmomx2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I really like that! I have been looking for a similar coop for my dh build next yr for some banties I want to hatch [​IMG] Love your signature by the way [​IMG]

    edited to add: I just realized what your screen name is...love it!
     
    Last edited: May 18, 2009
  6. hensintheghetto

    hensintheghetto Out Of The Brooder

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    Bumped to show the new decorations I added to the coop!
     
  7. lunkerchicken

    lunkerchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Great looking coop! I love the design - nice work. Great pictures of the girls as well!
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  8. Nicola

    Nicola Chook Cuddlin' Aussie

    Feb 23, 2009
    ACT
    what are the dimentions?
     
  9. hensintheghetto

    hensintheghetto Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:10'w x 6'd x 8'h. The henhouse part is 3x6.
     
  10. GardeNerd

    GardeNerd Chillin' With My Peeps

    Its really nice!
     

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