yipee...finally finished my little coop (thanks to DH)

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by imtc, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. imtc

    imtc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 5 hens (barred rock, california white, EE, Japanese Bantam & Showgirl)


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    [​IMG] the inside perches (nest boxes weren't attached on the back side yet in this photo)
    [​IMG] their entrance...larger doors can open for easy cleaning
    [​IMG] the run attached

    They share the run with 2 rather large rabbits so that is why there is an igloo in the run, but besides the coop there are 3 perches across the run which a few of them prefer to sleep on rather than in the coop. The nest box on the back of the coop has 3 compartments and the base will be for storage (I still need to side the rest of it) but am excited to have the coop up and running. The girls seem to like it too =0)
     
  2. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is a very nice setup, I really love it, your chickens look very cute too. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. SilverPhoenix

    SilverPhoenix Bantam Fanatic

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    Very nice! Quite a mansion for five hens! I'll bet they just love it. [​IMG] I really like the perches and little shelter you added in their run--gives them more things to do! I keep wanting to add more perches to my coop, but I haven't gotten to it yet. I find it interesting your chickens and rabbits live in peace, too--back when I had rabbits, on the rare occasion I put the rabbits in the coop my chickens liked to follow the rabbits and pull out their hair. [​IMG]
     
  4. gsim

    gsim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Neat, and strong looking run. Like the clear cover because chooks need UV light just as we do.

    You might want to think about adding some hardware cloth mesh around bottom of run. Keeps coons from reaching in and decapitating chooks or ripping them thru the chain-link a piece at a time.[​IMG]
     
  5. Farmer Benjii

    Farmer Benjii Chillin' With My Peeps

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    its prettty and i love the ladder [​IMG] its made of branches [​IMG]
     
  6. imtc

    imtc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:There is...just can't see it in the photo. Learned that the hard way...lol. Lost a young favorelle last year pulled thru the chain link by something..ugh.
     
  7. ChickenCharmer

    ChickenCharmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    YAY! Well done, it's beautiful!
     
  8. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    Very nice! I also got a kick out the little white one going into the dog house. Nice, fresh, new coop, and he likes the dog house!
     
  9. cook_kaka_ook

    cook_kaka_ook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great job! My favorite part of the coop is the neat looking ladder.
     
  10. imtc

    imtc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:thanks...we have TONS of cedar trees on our property so it was a "free" way to do it...lol
     

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