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  • Show Me Your Chicken Coops

    Since I kind of highjacked the Egg Prices thread I decided to start another one about chicken coops since I am trying to convince my husband to build me one. I want to see what kind of coops that other COTHer's have so please.....show me your coops
    RIP Sucha Smooth Whiskey
    May 17,2004 - March 29, 2010
    RIP San Lena Peppy
    May 3, 1991 - March 11, 2010

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    i just have one of those prefab ones you can buy. We built a pen onto it that's 6 feet high, by maybe 4-5 wide with a tin roof. There's a door on one end, so the chickens can come down the ramp in to the pen. Then, when on the days the get to free range,i just open the door. Will see if i have an accessible pic - might be on Facebook though.

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    • #3
      https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...1&l=d824e47f11

      That's the pen. I don't have a pic of the coop...but you know, it's one of those ones you can order from McMurray or buy at any shed dealer..

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      • #4
        Our Porsche "Coop" 912:

        http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?s...3&l=0469dcec45
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          #5
          Originally posted by eponacelt View Post
          OMG that is so funny!!! Mr. DDK restores cars for a living so we have lots of parts cars laying around. Maybe he would be more likely to build me a coop if I threatened to put chickens in his parts cars
          RIP Sucha Smooth Whiskey
          May 17,2004 - March 29, 2010
          RIP San Lena Peppy
          May 3, 1991 - March 11, 2010

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          • #6
            I'll post some of mine when I get home. My husband went a little overboard. It has stall mats on the floor and lights on timers

            My mother has one my Dad built over 30 years ago which is just 8 feet square plywood with (if I remember correctly) a corrugated fiberglass roof and two "windows" covered with plastic. The door was a repurposed vintage house door which also has plastic covering the "windows". The ole heap has stood up remarkably well over the years.
            ::Sometimes you have to burn a few bridges to keep the crazies from following you::

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            • #7
              Ours is an old dog coop. We have an 8 foot wire run, put a tin roof over the whole run. We have a dog box for the winter time, cut the wire and attached it to the dog house so it wouldn't take up space inside the run. We have regular old 5 gallon buckets on their side attached to the one wall with straw in them. In the summer, we put a piece of rubber over the entrance to the dog house so we don't have to get down and crawl in there for eggs lol. They go right into the buckets and lay. Not a designer coop by any means but works really well.
              Kerri

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              • #8
                Originally posted by eponacelt View Post
                AHHHmazing! haha
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                • #9
                  This one has always been one of my faves from BYC Coop pages:

                  http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/ma...icken-coop-car

                  If Mr DDK restores cars maybe this would inspire him to put all those miscellaneous spare parts to a good use
                  *friend of bar.ka*RIP all my lovely boys, gone too soon:
                  Steppin' Out 1988-2004
                  Hey Vern! 1982-2009, Cash's Bay Threat 1994-2009
                  Sam(Jaybee Altair) 1994-2015

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                  • #10
                    I've got a few more pictures, but these are recent:

                    http://nesfarm.blogspot.com/2012/02/...ng-chores.html

                    It came with the farm, not something I'd want to pay for building from scratch though .

                    You DEFINITELY need chickens!!
                    "For some people it's not enough to just be a horse's bum, you have to be sea biscuit's bum" -anon.
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                      #11
                      Originally posted by 2DogsFarm View Post
                      This one has always been one of my faves from BYC Coop pages:

                      http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/ma...icken-coop-car

                      If Mr DDK restores cars maybe this would inspire him to put all those miscellaneous spare parts to a good use

                      OMG this is so something he would do.......hmmmm we have an old 57 Chevy parts car that would probably be big enough for something like this I am going to show him these pictures tonight!!
                      RIP Sucha Smooth Whiskey
                      May 17,2004 - March 29, 2010
                      RIP San Lena Peppy
                      May 3, 1991 - March 11, 2010

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Nes View Post
                        I've got a few more pictures, but these are recent:

                        http://nesfarm.blogspot.com/2012/02/...ng-chores.html

                        It came with the farm, not something I'd want to pay for building from scratch though .

                        You DEFINITELY need chickens!!
                        What a nice big barn...that would be perfect for chickens!! I love the potbellied pigs too.
                        RIP Sucha Smooth Whiskey
                        May 17,2004 - March 29, 2010
                        RIP San Lena Peppy
                        May 3, 1991 - March 11, 2010

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                        • #13
                          This is the coop that I built when we lived in the city. It held 4-6 hens most of the time.
                          http://urbanhennery.com/2006/09/meet-agnes/

                          This is our current hen shack. It is slowly tipping over, but the hens don't seem to care. And as long as it's upright, it's pretty far down the list of project priorities...
                          http://urbanhennery.com/2008/09/shack-tacular-finally/

                          I love the car ones and it has me seriously thinking about watching for a cool old 2-horse trailer that we could use for our next hen shack. Biggest advantage being that it could be mobile.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by UrbanHennery View Post
                            This is the coop that I built when we lived in the city. It held 4-6 hens most of the time.
                            http://urbanhennery.com/2006/09/meet-agnes/

                            This is our current hen shack. It is slowly tipping over, but the hens don't seem to care. And as long as it's upright, it's pretty far down the list of project priorities...
                            http://urbanhennery.com/2008/09/shack-tacular-finally/

                            I love the car ones and it has me seriously thinking about watching for a cool old 2-horse trailer that we could use for our next hen shack. Biggest advantage being that it could be mobile.
                            UH ~ I was looking for something big like your current coop but you know, I really like your first one. I could expand it and make it a bit bigger to handle at least 10 chickens.

                            Are you showing this year? If so maybe you could give me a Chicken 101 in case I am able to get Mr. DDK to build me a coop?
                            RIP Sucha Smooth Whiskey
                            May 17,2004 - March 29, 2010
                            RIP San Lena Peppy
                            May 3, 1991 - March 11, 2010

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Diamondindykin View Post
                              OMG this is so something he would do.......hmmmm we have an old 57 Chevy parts car that would probably be big enough for something like this I am going to show him these pictures tonight!!
                              57 CHEVY???
                              Apparently you have not read Stephen King's Christine....

                              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJ5M11m9vI0

                              oops...my Bad
                              Christine was a Plymouth Fury
                              *friend of bar.ka*RIP all my lovely boys, gone too soon:
                              Steppin' Out 1988-2004
                              Hey Vern! 1982-2009, Cash's Bay Threat 1994-2009
                              Sam(Jaybee Altair) 1994-2015

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                              • #16
                                UrbanHenry, Agnes is beautiful!!!
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                                • #17
                                  I whipped up a little entry on a blog I use only for posting pictures (instead of photo hosting sites which are blocked at my office). I put explanations as best I could. We are currently between flocks.

                                  http://smartalexphotos.blogspot.com/...cken-coop.html
                                  ::Sometimes you have to burn a few bridges to keep the crazies from following you::

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                                  • #18
                                    SmartAlex, I can't see the link.

                                    I really like this coop: http://media-cdn6.pinterest.com/uplo...9s5kBGyw_c.jpg and this one is definitely a favorite: http://media-cdn4.pinterest.com/uplo...iOMPKlxF_c.jpg (neither are mine)

                                    I don't have any pictures of mine but it's big enough to walk in which is great.

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                                    • #19
                                      Diamondindykin - of course I'd be thrilled to talk chicken up in Lynden. And yes, I'll be showing this year on a different horse. We have to go in the big girl divisions!

                                      A friend of mine built a larger coop of the same style - you could make it a bit more weather proof by adding clear plexi panels on the sides during the winter. She keeps hers in Queen Anne with no issues. I think she has 8 hens - she expanded the run slightly last year.
                                      http://www.flickr.com/photos/kimberl...7619812424511/

                                      JB - thanks! She was my favorite hen ever. I had her for nearly 4 years and then lost her to some marauding dogs.

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                                      • #20
                                        After seeing some of these cute coops I'm thinking I need more than one. Maybe a whole chicken coop village.
                                        ::Sometimes you have to burn a few bridges to keep the crazies from following you::

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