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Decorating the chicken coop?

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Our chicken coop/tractor/run (however you'd like to call it) is nearly finished and I'm wondering if it's normal to want to decorate it a little. 

Ours is an A-frame style, the apex of the roof being about 7 feet high.  I mentioned to my husband that it needs a little rooster weathervane on top.  big_smile  Surprisingly, my husband thought that might be a cute idea.

I've also always wanted one of those metal stars on the front of the barn.  My husband said he didn't like that for "his" barn, but now I'm thinking I could put one on the coop.

What kinds of decor do you all use on your coops, if anything?

Cindy, wife to Brian.  Parents to 6 great kids!
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Cindy, wife to Brian.  Parents to 6 great kids!
Red Stars, white Rocks, Rhode Island Reds, barred Rocks, black Australorps, gold Phoenixes, silver Hamburgs, Easter Eggers, light brown Leghorns, gold-laced Wyandottes, and a few mysteries!
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post #2 of 38

I've been thinking of adding old feed store signs to the outside.  Like the JAZZ FEED. 

I LOVE the idea of rooser weathervein.  Cute, cute! thumbsup

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post #3 of 38

I painted one of my chicken coops 2 shades of tan and cream.. I bought a large star and painted it to match the barn.
I also landscaped the front side with shrubs and a small bird bath   which faces the yard.
They run is to the backside of the barn.
I think it looks good!

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post #4 of 38

We have a million stickers up in ours!!! lol

post #5 of 38

i wanted to do the same thing.  i picked up some old plow horse harness peices years back and i have a few old plows as well.  i thought one of the plows would make a neat looking roost for the run.   i'm having second thoughts on the time clock mounted at the pop door.  big_smile

post #6 of 38

I love the barn star idea and the weather vane also.  I bought a "cute" rooster  weathervane at a county fair about 5 years ago and never really knew what to do with it.  We are now building a new coop and it will have a cupola (sp?) with the weathervane on top!!!
Can you tell I'm so excited!   Being a little creative adds so much fun to the whole project.  Go for it!!!
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post #7 of 38

I love decorating and my coop is very visible.  So... I have two stars, some painted window frames, a wreath(according to season) and of course, a little garden in front!  I also have a large window box, which I fill with colorful flowers and asparagus fern.  I can't help myself- if it is there, I have to embellish it!

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I haven't gotten around to decorating the coop for everyday decor, but I did for Christmas.http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/28423_246.jpg

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I have a cedar door on my coop, as yet unpainted.  I keep thinking how cool it would look to woodburn a picture of a rooster on it.  I could then put some type of clear coating over it.  Doubt I'll ever get around to it but I love the idea.

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post #10 of 38

Wow!  You guys are my kind of people!  Fun ideas from everyone.  I can't wait to hear more!!!

"Empty nester" (5 kids have flown the coop!),  grandma to 9,  and wife to newly retired sweetheart.  Love gardens, flowers, and anything outdoors.  Raising 8 chickens, 2 cows and one sweet golden retriever.
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"Empty nester" (5 kids have flown the coop!),  grandma to 9,  and wife to newly retired sweetheart.  Love gardens, flowers, and anything outdoors.  Raising 8 chickens, 2 cows and one sweet golden retriever.
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