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New Coop! And I made it myself!

post #1 of 21
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I just finished the new coop and I'm really proud of how it came out. wee I designed and built the entire coop myself (54 year old woman old ). My nephew helped me put the sides on the base and my husband helped me put the plywood on the roof and the apron and rocks around the run, but the rest I built myself (including the fencing that makes up the run).
Here's the finished coop and run:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/thumbs/27396_dsc02063-1.jpg

I'm creating a coop page to enter the coop contest and have more pictures there if anyone is interested.

Next time build the coop before you get the chickens!
You can't tell the color of the chicken or the egg by looking at the yolk.
1 Ameraucana, 2 Black/Lavender Split Orpingtons, 2 EE's, 2 RI Reds, 1 Barred Rock, 1 Cuckoo Marans and 2 Silver Spangled Hamburgs.

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Next time build the coop before you get the chickens!
You can't tell the color of the chicken or the egg by looking at the yolk.
1 Ameraucana, 2 Black/Lavender Split Orpingtons, 2 EE's, 2 RI Reds, 1 Barred Rock, 1 Cuckoo Marans and 2 Silver Spangled Hamburgs.

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post #2 of 21

YOU GO, GIRL!  thumbsup

I'm not really Royalty,....... just a Royal pain in the...... hey, I see a chicken!
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I'm not really Royalty,....... just a Royal pain in the...... hey, I see a chicken!
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post #3 of 21

woot  thumbsup  Super Sweet Coop!

Check out my award winning feed saving treadle feeder

Thinking about raising mealworms?  Here's how I do it

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Tending my cubic meter sunken garden with my eight ladies

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Check out my award winning feed saving treadle feeder

Thinking about raising mealworms?  Here's how I do it

Got poultry ticks?

Tending my cubic meter sunken garden with my eight ladies

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post #4 of 21

Very nicely done

Imp

 

 

If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit,

for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to the man.

All things are connected.
Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the sons of the Earth.

 

       ― Chief Seattle

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If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit,

for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to the man.

All things are connected.
Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the sons of the Earth.

 

       ― Chief Seattle

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post #5 of 21

WOW!  That looks NICE!   I built mine and I'm gonna be 57 later this month, but you "out built" me bigtime!   Lovely landscaping and a great run, too!

-- Linda (AKA: gryeyes)
I refuse to fight a battle of wits with an unarmed person.

Buncha Outdoor PET chickens, ducks, five Toulouse geese, and four turkeys....so far. Plus 2 wiener dogs, some bunnies and a rescue cat which owns me. Oh. And a house silkie....

Grab some eggs & Join us! 
Great fun, Great Prizes & GREAT friends! 
5th Annual BYC Easter Hatch-a-long!

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-- Linda (AKA: gryeyes)
I refuse to fight a battle of wits with an unarmed person.

Buncha Outdoor PET chickens, ducks, five Toulouse geese, and four turkeys....so far. Plus 2 wiener dogs, some bunnies and a rescue cat which owns me. Oh. And a house silkie....

Grab some eggs & Join us! 
Great fun, Great Prizes & GREAT friends! 
5th Annual BYC Easter Hatch-a-long!

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post #6 of 21

That is a really great coop.  I always enjoy the ones with a little landscaping too.  Beautiful.

Lori

Have one patient husband, four children, 2 dogs, 2 lovebirds, 2 cats and one bearded dragon in the family. Just got 10 Barred Rock Pullet Chicks 4/17/2014
Favorite Bible verse: 2 Tim. 3:16-17
Favorite quote:  "The price of freedom is eternal vigilance"  by Thomas Jefferson

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Have one patient husband, four children, 2 dogs, 2 lovebirds, 2 cats and one bearded dragon in the family. Just got 10 Barred Rock Pullet Chicks 4/17/2014
Favorite Bible verse: 2 Tim. 3:16-17
Favorite quote:  "The price of freedom is eternal vigilance"  by Thomas Jefferson

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post #7 of 21

Congratulations!  That is nicely done!

BBS Orpingtons, Heritage Delawares, New Hampshires and a motley crew of hens with colored eggs
A proud member of SDWD - Society for Delaware World Domination.
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BBS Orpingtons, Heritage Delawares, New Hampshires and a motley crew of hens with colored eggs
A proud member of SDWD - Society for Delaware World Domination.
Preserve and promote the wonderful Delaware: 
www.BeausejourFarms.com
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post #8 of 21

Looks great.big_smile

wife, mother to Matthew (7), Lillian (4), & Nicholas (1) Have: Partridge silkies, LF Black Ameraucanas, Mottle Java, Bantam Barred Rocks, Lilac Turkeys, Silver Appleyard, Australian Spotted, & Cayuga ducks, Mini Nubians & Mini LaMancha goats, Shetland sheep ,Llamas 

See us on FB http://www.facebook.com/HeavenlySpringsFarm

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wife, mother to Matthew (7), Lillian (4), & Nicholas (1) Have: Partridge silkies, LF Black Ameraucanas, Mottle Java, Bantam Barred Rocks, Lilac Turkeys, Silver Appleyard, Australian Spotted, & Cayuga ducks, Mini Nubians & Mini LaMancha goats, Shetland sheep ,Llamas 

See us on FB http://www.facebook.com/HeavenlySpringsFarm

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post #9 of 21

Beautiful! Love the color too.wink

im in ur yrd peckn ur wrmz
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im in ur yrd peckn ur wrmz
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post #10 of 21

Us 50 something girls are the bomb.  I had help with the leveling and the roof, but most all else is my work.  Not finished yet (had to take time out to get ready for a family wedding) but can't wait to get back to it.

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