VB1: My Chicken Coop

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Found 7th Sep 2010
Hey brahs,

I'm building a new chicken coop. Could you have a look at my plans and see if you think I can improve them at all etc.

PS: Genuine thread, please no trolls.
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http://urbanchickens.org/files/images/Bryce_s-Chicken-Coop.jpg
generally i think it looks quite cool
nice, i would live in that
wow thats fab
Where's the Playboy Mansion Jacuzzi brah?

Also is that a book shelf behind that main door?
Edited by: "DarkKnight" 7th Sep 2010
needs a bit more pimping
I'm going to build it myself at the weekend hopefully.
DarkKnight

Where's the Playboy Mansion Jacuzzi brah?



he is still working on that X) Give him time - a master at his work shouldnt be rushed you know!
please make sure you put some low perches in. Chickens like perches
How many chooks u thinking of getting - will u let them roam around in your house and cosy up beside u on the sofa?
What roofing material you going to use? I'd recommend onduline rather than felt as Chicken Mite will love breeding under the felt,

and is it open fronted between the run and coop? it looks as though you may have just chicken wire, you could do with something more solid for warmth over winter.

Lay slabs around the outside to stop foxes burrowing.
Thanks for the comments. I will put in some low perches and some magazines too.

Also, I don't have any chickens yet. I will probably get some for christmas though so I need to get the coop ready etc.
im speechless
thats the best looking coop EVER
please update with pics and a daily digest of what the chucks get up to on a daily basis
looks really cool,but shouldnt the sloping roof extend beyond the end of the coop? to take rain away completely?it appears to fall short and water would drain into the chickens living area?

you will have fun tho-we got ducks instead and they are hilarious!
vibeone

I'm going to build it myself at the weekend hopefully.



How big is it? I would give it more than a weekend in time as you will more than likely try rushing it to get it done, no shame in taking a bit longer and doing it right first time.

I am going to put a roof over ours run this week to give good winter shelter.
I know my daughter's bf's mum has recently had chickens and they mentioned that the coop was off ground for cleaning (poo falls through to floor of garden for clearing) and foxes. Sorry cant be clearer than that. But it looks great otherwise!
DarkKnight

Where's the Playboy Mansion Jacuzzi brah?Also is that a book shelf behind … Where's the Playboy Mansion Jacuzzi brah?Also is that a book shelf behind that main door?

pah,bookshelf ,thats the dvd rack under the plasma,wot you on brah.....
barky

looks really cool,but shouldnt the sloping roof extend beyond the end of … looks really cool,but shouldnt the sloping roof extend beyond the end of the coop? to take rain away completely?it appears to fall short and water would drain into the chickens living area?you will have fun tho-we got ducks instead and they are hilarious!



aaah ducky pics please
harlzter

What roofing material you going to use? I'd recommend onduline rather … What roofing material you going to use? I'd recommend onduline rather than felt as Chicken Mite will love breeding under the felt, and is it open fronted between the run and coop? it looks as though you may have just chicken wire, you could do with something more solid for warmth over winter.Lay slabs around the outside to stop foxes burrowing.



In the night time I will put the hens in the inside bit and also a sign saying no foxes on the front door. Will this suffice? Please advise.

barky

looks really cool,but shouldnt the sloping roof extend beyond the end of … looks really cool,but shouldnt the sloping roof extend beyond the end of the coop? to take rain away completely?it appears to fall short and water would drain into the chickens living area?you will have fun tho-we got ducks instead and they are hilarious!



I was thinking ahead really. I'm going to make it modular so in summer I will add a paddling pool to that end you see. Hens like paddling for sure.
barky

looks really cool,but shouldnt the sloping roof extend beyond the end of … looks really cool,but shouldnt the sloping roof extend beyond the end of the coop? to take rain away completely?it appears to fall short and water would drain into the chickens living area?you will have fun tho-we got ducks instead and they are hilarious!



I would have it running into barrels and to a self filling drinker as they love rainwater over tap. I have it into a brewing barrel (with a overflow that drains away excess) that in turn feeds nipple drinkers
This looks like a fantasy thread. What happened to the proper 500+ Chicken thread?
Here is a PROOF OF CONCEPT idea I have for the inside of the chicken coop...

http://idea4home.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/272_Stair_for_Modern_Home_Interior_Design_8.jpg

Thanks in advance for comments.
no satellite dish on the roof?
harlzter

I would have it running into barrels and to a self filling drinker as … I would have it running into barrels and to a self filling drinker as they love rainwater over tap. I have it into a brewing barrel (with a overflow that drains away excess) that in turn feeds nipple drinkers



you really love yr chucks dont you, not just a fashion accessory *thumbs up smiley*
z0mg I found a pic of VB1!

http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100421043644/southpark/images/thumb/3/3e/BookMobileDriver.jpg/200px-BookMobileDriver.jpg
guv

This looks like a fantasy thread. What happened to the proper 500+ … This looks like a fantasy thread. What happened to the proper 500+ Chicken thread?



someone is a giver but not a receiver
guv

This looks like a fantasy thread. What happened to the proper 500+ … This looks like a fantasy thread. What happened to the proper 500+ Chicken thread?

DragonChris

z0mg I found a pic of VB1!


bossyboots

someone is a giver but not a receiver



Goatse?
vibeone

Here is a PROOF OF CONCEPT idea I have for the inside of the chicken … Here is a PROOF OF CONCEPT idea I have for the inside of the chicken coop...Thanks in advance for comments.




mmmm I reckon you need to put the spiddles bit closer together and also have u considered built in speaker system throughout - wires hidden ofcourse for safety reasons
Are you going to get a "fella" for your chickens?
wishihadadonkey

Are you going to get a "fella" for your chickens?


i think he needs to conside more than one **** to keep the hens happy
edjaned

i think he needs to conside more than one **** to keep the hens happy



very true indeed Edjaned - was reading earlier about a hen who had more than one ****.
excellent interior you have there VB1........I see you can double the banister as perches and the sanitary floor surface is ideal.
edjaned

i think he needs to consider more than one **** to keep the hens happy



Who says he wants cocks to keep the hens happy?
i think u need to consider meds aswell for the happy family well u know to keep them healthy
maybe they would like a balcony too
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brah when i build mine the interior will be something like this

http://www.hotels-paris-france-hotels.com/versailles/palace/chateau-de-versallis.jpg
guv

Who says he wants cocks to keep the hens happy?



you dont think he is going to "keep them happy" himself oO do you

X)
bossyboots

you dont think he is going to "keep them happy" himself oO do youX)



he better stock up on sellotape then
pmsl toooo funny folks!! am off out for a bit to walk the chicken, I mean the dog!
bossyboots

pmsl toooo funny folks!! am off out for a bit to walk the chicken, I mean … pmsl toooo funny folks!! am off out for a bit to walk the chicken, I mean the dog!



haha
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