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Re: Building a chicken coop

Postby IceFire » Sun May 30, 2010 4:03 pm

Wow! That's like the Ritz Carlton of chicken coops!
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Re: Building a chicken coop

Postby Vina8 » Sun May 30, 2010 4:49 pm

Unforgiven wrote:Here is my chicken coop and attached run. And construction photos as it was built.

http://www.backyardchickens.com/web/vie ... p?id=43980


Great job on the chicken coop! I appreciate the link. Thanks, Unforgiven.
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Re: Building a chicken coop

Postby readyforshtf » Thu Jun 17, 2010 11:53 pm

CoM wrote:nighthawk

Depending on where you live maybe you could build something like this. These originally were down on the ground without bottoms on them. We used them as chicken tractors and would move them every few days around the property.

Hubby was a steel man and EVERYTHING he builds lasts forever & is very heavy so he ended up putting some wire on the bottom & set them up on legs.
We have 5 of these. I use 3 for my chickens

Winters in Louisiana are not usually to cold so they work for us. This year it has been very cold so we have enclosed the coops with heavy platic & added heat lamps.



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We later built this caged in area thing out of pvc that is easy to move around. It was an experiment. We only used thick wall pvc on the 4 corners so when we put a tarp on top the first heavy rain broke some of the thinwall pvc pipes. We should have made the roof with a pitch...you learn as ya go..

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Cool do you still like the pvc version?
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Re: Building a chicken coop

Postby MsThistle » Mon Jul 05, 2010 8:07 pm

Zombie Axe wrote:Here is how I did it. Not the cheap way, but it may give you some ideas. Chickens are easy!!!
http://zombieaxe.blogspot.com/2009/06/r ... unker.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false

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Wow! Impressive. I wish I had seen this forum a bit ago!

We just finished our coop, 6X8, with a large aviary yard. We actually took the advice of some old local (here in Humboldt, CA) and to fend off the raccoons, fox, etc etc., we extend off the bottom of the coop the chicken wire, like a flap that runs on the ground about a foot out past the fencing. Covered with rocks - it is kind of messy but apparently works. We'll see!

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Re: Building a chicken coop

Postby MsThistle » Mon Jul 05, 2010 8:11 pm

Vina8 wrote:
Unforgiven wrote:Here is my chicken coop and attached run. And construction photos as it was built.

http://www.backyardchickens.com/web/vie ... p?id=43980


Great job on the chicken coop! I appreciate the link. Thanks, Unforgiven.



Beautiful coop!


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Re: Building a chicken coop

Postby indysafe317 » Sun Jul 11, 2010 3:59 pm

Thanks for all the info, just starting and this tread has been alot of help
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Re: Building a chicken coop

Postby fedorthedog » Sun Jul 03, 2011 10:09 pm

university of Tennessee on line has a great selection of plans for coops and ag building you can download
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Re: Building a chicken coop

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