was gonna wait for paint

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by kinnip, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. kinnip

    kinnip Songster

    Feb 24, 2008
    Carrollton, GA
    ...but it could be awhile, so here's my coop.
    All the open places have since been covered in hardware cloth. All the doors have barrel locks on them and I use split rings at night, to keep out any bogeymanimals. For all the roosting space in there, they prefer the rafters. I've also installed an exhaust fan and a light, since they're afraid of the dark. [​IMG] There's also a rather involved series of steps going to the little door.
  2. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

    Jun 14, 2008
    South Puget Sound

    Congrats!!! Looks great! Where are the nesting boxes - I assume we just can't see in pic?

    Out of curiosity, how many girls you going to have in there?

    Glad you've got an exhaust fan. We've got the sun-tuf roof and our coop get h-o-t.


    Awesome - I'm officially stealing that term.​
  3. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

    May 24, 2007
    Very cool - love that long branch for roosting. Nice job.
  4. willkatdawson

    willkatdawson Songster

    Mar 31, 2008
    Love the coop. How cute. Your girls are soo lucky! I also think the real branch is great, nothing better than the real thing.
  5. joebryant

    joebryant Crowing

    Quote:That's a fantastic design. Looks great. Hope you post more pictures soon.

    BTW What are the "split rings" that you use at night?
  6. kinnip

    kinnip Songster

    Feb 24, 2008
    Carrollton, GA
    The nesting boxes have yet to be built. I'll probably finish those this weekend. The ladies are only 8 1/2 weeks old, so I'm not in a hurry. I have a grand total of 18 chickens. I have a mini-coop I'm almost done with, so if there appears to be a crowding issue, someone can go stay in the condo on the other side of the run. The split rings are the same thing as a keychain ring. You can pick them up 2/.97 at the Home Depot. There's a hole in the barrel lock that I slide them through every night. It prevents the bolt from sliding. I gave myself a pat on the back for that one. [​IMG] I didn't want the expense and hassle of padlocks and nothing else would fit through the hole.
  7. DouglasPeeps

    DouglasPeeps Songster

    Feb 26, 2008
    Great Job! It is beautiful! Can't wait to see it with the paint.
  8. chickenfanatic

    chickenfanatic Songster

    Jul 19, 2008
    deming new mexico
    good job very creative they should love thier new home:)

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