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This pic is submitted by Leslie Hartman
Thanks Leslie!!!
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Scott,
This is a picture of my coop and run. In case anyone is interested in our design, here is what we did:
The floor is a 4X8 framework of pressure treated 1X3's. We then added 4' uprights on one side and 4 and 1/2 ft uprights to the other so we could slope the roof. We used outdoor plywood for the walls and plywood, tar paper, and shingles for the roof. The floor is plywood covered with linoleum. The linoleum can be mopped with Lysol at spring clean-out time. We put a large door on the end for human access. I can't stand up all the way inside, so cleaning is a little difficult.
On really nice days, we confine the chickens to the run and we open the big door. This allows a lot of fresh air and sunshine in. My coop rarely smells because of good ventilation. I can get in there and fluff my straw well enough even with the low roof.
This coop is warm, cozy and dry and works well for our birds.
Hope this helps someone!
Leslie Hartman
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This pic is submitted by Wally Newton
Feel free to give Wally a holler if you have any questions about his coop.
Great site, Scott.
It has helped me a lot and I have visited it many times. I just looked at The View page and had to write and say thankyou.
If I can ever be of any help to you please let me know. I live in Taos in northern New Mexico.
I'm new to chickens, but sure have had a bunch of fun since I started. I don't know a lot, but I did send a picture of the hen house and the ladies in free range mode. I think the mountains in the background are interesting. It gets cold here in the winter so I got all heavies when I ordered my chicks last spring from McMurray's. All for now. Let me know if there is anything else.
Wally