What do you think of the new coop? UPDATE

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by chickenwhisperer123, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. chickenwhisperer123

    chickenwhisperer123 Whispers Loudly

    Mar 7, 2009
    Lincoln, Nebraska
    Well just a month ago, my dad said we needed to downsize the flock, but somehow I talked him into upsizing it. So on Sunday before he left for Gothenburg, He and I started a new coop. Its not near as big as our normal coop, but big enough. We tried to make it rabbit hutch style, but supersize it, and this is how it turned out!!!

    The run is 4'x12' and the coop is 4'x6'. It has only had one day of working so its not close to finished yet, but once its done the four big chicks are moving out, to make room for "the replacements" coming the 15th. I cant wait!
    What do you guys think?

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    ITS DONE!!! As of May 2, 2009

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    Last edited: Aug 1, 2009
  2. Bornacentury2L8

    Bornacentury2L8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looking good! Keep us posted.
     
  3. Scoop

    Scoop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 16, 2009
    Central PA
    I'm confused. You're downsizing but you have replacements coming? So you're actually upsizing are you not?
     
  4. chickenwhisperer123

    chickenwhisperer123 Whispers Loudly

    Mar 7, 2009
    Lincoln, Nebraska
    [​IMG] I meant that a month ago he was complaining about how many chickens we had..... but with some smooth talking, I got 25 from Ideal, plus 9 from TSC, plus replacements coming the 15th for 6 that died in the Ideal shipment.

    He is the one that doesnt want chickens, but somehow something changed his mind... and FAST!!!
     
  5. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    [​IMG] Same thing keeps happening to me [​IMG] I keep promising no more chickens.....but the next thing you know, i have a new incubator [​IMG]
     
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  6. crait

    crait Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Even the cat wants a piece of it!! [​IMG]
     
  7. Happy Chicken Mama

    Happy Chicken Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's Great!

    I love the levels!
     
  8. chickenwhisperer123

    chickenwhisperer123 Whispers Loudly

    Mar 7, 2009
    Lincoln, Nebraska
    Yeah, they were both scratching their claws on it when I went down this morning....
    If it never gets finished, at least the cats will have somewhere to sleep! [​IMG]
    How many could be comfortable in it? Does anyone have any ideas?
     
  9. Scoop

    Scoop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 16, 2009
    Central PA
    Oops, my goof up. You did clearly say that in the first sentence! My brain reads too fast sometimes. Jeepers...I wonder what changed his mind? Anyhow, the coop looks great! It took me one day just to level out blocks!! [​IMG]
     
  10. chickenwhisperer123

    chickenwhisperer123 Whispers Loudly

    Mar 7, 2009
    Lincoln, Nebraska
    No Scoop, I changed it...
    But if you want to take the blame thats fine too! [​IMG]
     

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