Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
 

News:

How to Post Pictures on the forums.


Author Topic: Post your Coop and Run set-ups here!!  (Read 52250 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

andreadon

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Location: Sittingbourne, Kent
  • Posts: 967
    • My Chickens website
Re: Post your Coop and Run set-ups here!!
« Reply #15 on: March 19, 2011, 12:01 »
okay, wehre's everyone else's?

come on, i'm feeling nosy!  :lol:


joyfull

  • Global Moderator
  • *****
  • Location: lincolnshire
  • Posts: 22145
    • Monarch Engineering Ltd
Re: Post your Coop and Run set-ups here!!
« Reply #16 on: March 19, 2011, 12:28 »
mine coops are all somewhere on other posts, however I have just taken the plunge and ordered a new solway ark (not pretty and not to everybodies taste) but as I hate redmite needs must. I would love a row of 10 eglus but would be way too much money. So when it comes I will post pictures of that - can't post any of a run as I don't have one.
Staffies are softer than you think.

Carrotcake

  • Experienced Member
  • ***
  • Location: Cognac, France
  • Posts: 217
Re: Post your Coop and Run set-ups here!!
« Reply #17 on: March 19, 2011, 12:35 »
Great thread, especially as we need some inspiration for our first coop, which we are aiming to create this summer.

Keep them coming. We've got some really good ideas from you guys already. At this rate, we'll have no excuse for not giving our chickens the best accomodation possible   8)

GrannieAnnie

  • Grandmother of the Forums
  • *****
  • Location: Lincolnshire
  • Posts: 21088
Re: Post your Coop and Run set-ups here!!
« Reply #18 on: March 19, 2011, 13:06 »
As most of you know, ours is a bit of a mish mash, most of which Brian made out of odds and ends and old freecycle sheds.  Apart from a couple we actually gave some money for!
coop1.jpg
coop2.jpg

GrannieAnnie

  • Grandmother of the Forums
  • *****
  • Location: Lincolnshire
  • Posts: 21088
Re: Post your Coop and Run set-ups here!!
« Reply #19 on: March 19, 2011, 13:08 »
Most of our runs are just 5-6ft chicken wire/stock fencing, but we've never had any trouble with foxes in our nearly 9 years here.
coop3.jpg
coop4.jpg

GrannieAnnie

  • Grandmother of the Forums
  • *****
  • Location: Lincolnshire
  • Posts: 21088
Re: Post your Coop and Run set-ups here!!
« Reply #20 on: March 19, 2011, 13:10 »
Apartfrom the weldmesh panels that Brian made and the silkies now use.
DSCF0006 (19) (480 x 360).jpg

Gerty333

  • New Member
  • *
  • Posts: 36
Re: Post your Coop and Run set-ups here!!
« Reply #21 on: March 19, 2011, 20:43 »
Here's our new converted playhouse - called gingerbread cottage because its where hansel and gretal live! it was cheaper and bigger to make this than the tiny all in one they lived in before!! they moved in last night and were so happy gretal laid an egg today (the first since her first egg on pancake day!!)
038.jpg

Lindeggs

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Location: Kerikeri, New Zealand
  • Posts: 1341
  • A little Kiwi
Re: Post your Coop and Run set-ups here!!
« Reply #22 on: March 19, 2011, 21:54 »
GrannieAnnie, do you keep your Brian in that run all the time, or is he allowed out to free range sometimes?

This is a great thread and I'm really enjoying seeing everyone's coops.  I made mine out of a bus shelter and all sorts of bits and pieces scavenged from around the neighbourhood.  It cost a total of $42 (the price of a large box of beer for the truck driver who delivered the bus shelter!)

mgf

  • Guest
Re: Post your Coop and Run set-ups here!!
« Reply #23 on: March 19, 2011, 22:28 »
Great thread for coop/run ideas. I import grass in the run...


evie2

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Location: An exiled Scot in Derbyshire
  • Posts: 4387
Re: Post your Coop and Run set-ups here!!
« Reply #24 on: March 20, 2011, 12:00 »
I like your style Lindeggs :D
May this day be blessed with gifts, understanding and friends.  Merlin 2001-2012 Pandora 2001-2013 xxx

andreadon

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Location: Sittingbourne, Kent
  • Posts: 967
    • My Chickens website
Re: Post your Coop and Run set-ups here!!
« Reply #25 on: March 21, 2011, 13:07 »
Brilliant runs - Grannie's is something to envy!

mgf i love your grass tubs! (i'm goign to steal that idea....)

uba

  • Experienced Member
  • ***
  • Location: Lincoln
  • Posts: 109
Re: Post your Coop and Run set-ups here!!
« Reply #26 on: March 23, 2011, 15:48 »
Great thread, especially as we need some inspiration for our first coop, which we are aiming to create this summer.

Keep them coming. We've got some really good ideas from you guys already. At this rate, we'll have no excuse for not giving our chickens the best accomodation possible   8)

Have a look also at the omlet website, there is a section in their forums where people have put pictures of their walk in runs, lots of ideas there carrot.
Two wrongs don't make a right but three lefts do.

Carrotcake

  • Experienced Member
  • ***
  • Location: Cognac, France
  • Posts: 217
Re: Post your Coop and Run set-ups here!!
« Reply #27 on: March 23, 2011, 20:45 »
Thanks Uba, just what I need. It'll take weeks to go through that lot  :D

billathome65

  • Experienced Member
  • ***
  • Location: Manchester
  • Posts: 358
Re: Post your Coop and Run set-ups here!!
« Reply #28 on: March 26, 2011, 21:07 »
BEFORE:



AFTER:



The best way to learn to do something is to do something.

Junie

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Location: Shrewsbury, Shropshire
  • Posts: 1343
Re: Post your Coop and Run set-ups here!!
« Reply #29 on: March 29, 2011, 08:59 »
Here are a coulpe of pics of my set up - the coop came with the house, it has two pop holes, one to the outside and one to the pen.  Inside there was one divider so the chooks could not get from one pop hole to the other unless a door was opened for them.  The chickens then has full run of the coop.  So to make things easier OH and I made the internal space so they have a small area, which contains their water and their roost where they cannot get underneath, they have a pop hole to the outside which opens and closes automatically with the light.

Outside is as it was when we bought the house although they now have their nest boxes outside,  made with wood found around the place ( the previous owner used old wine boxes and cut out plastic jerry cans) a covered are with their food too.

Having a ready made chicken house has proved to be a lot of work, and it sems to be on going - the latest problem is that we seem to have a rat or two in the coop at night, so we really need to re do the roof - not a small job!!!
Coop 2.jpg
Coop 1.jpg



Share via twitter

xx
New coop New coop !!!! Pics added

Started by New shoot

12 Replies
1986 Views
Last post February 17, 2011, 20:31
by Evansent
xx
new coop

Started by cheekychick22

2 Replies
751 Views
Last post July 02, 2012, 21:35
by cheekychick22
xx
New coop

Started by jertzee

8 Replies
1578 Views
Last post September 07, 2010, 11:04
by Flowerpower136
xx
NEW COOP!!!!!

Started by katey

11 Replies
1468 Views
Last post March 05, 2011, 13:19
by katey