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post #11 of 101

Very cool!  love the roof.

post #12 of 101

That is BEAUTIFUL and well thought out!
Congratulations big_smile

post #13 of 101

WOW ep  WOW and more WOW  ep

thumbsup  Very cool

post #14 of 101

Very creative!!  Looks so great!  love

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post #15 of 101

I think it's nice.

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PLEASE NOTE I MAY QUOTE YOU BUT MAY NOT BE DIRECTING COMMENTS TO YOU. 

 

NOTHING KEEPS A BODY PRISONER LIKE OLD AGE. 

 

Pictures and comments are merely suggestions. No one idea works for everyone. ; ) 

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post #16 of 101

Wow, fabulous! bow

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~A dog on its owner's property is a pet; A dog on someone else's property is a predator~

Blue Roo Creations Etsy is BACK! See us on Facebook!

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post #17 of 101

That is really nice! Love it.

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14 Grandchildren, 2 Great Grandsons.(((50 plus adult Bantam Cochin's plus over 30 bantam Cochin chick most of the time (8 Bantam Japanese and eggs in the incubator also(Bantam Easter Eggers mixed colors)) (Bantam Orpingtons in, Chocolate, Chocolate Cuckoo and Mauve (3 Bantam Japanese Ohiki  starting to lay eggs(And always lots of Misc. Bantam chicks))) 

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post #18 of 101

Oh, I have coop envy! That is fabulous!! love

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3 handsome sons, 1 VeryDBF, 2 dachsunds, 1 toy fox terrier, 1 big goofy mutt, 3 cats, 2 RIR's, a banty frizzle, banty sex link roo, banty buff brahma, japanese bantam, 2 silkies, a speckled sussex, an ameraucana, a banty cochin roo and now hatching...banty mutts! http://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=82689-swap-page

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post #19 of 101
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Aw, you guys are just so nice - thank you!  love  It may be a while before we try such a project again, lol! 

And thank you, nurse_turtle and chemguy, for your help with the windows. I'll definitely try that!  bow  We just couldn't figure out why they didn't close - they just seem to defy gravity...  wink

Joan1708, who has a "peep at the coops"?  That sounds like something I'd love to go to!!

Citychick and Wolftracks, I used the part that I cut out of the ceiling to make the end caps. After I cut through the ceiling, I realized that they'd used a double-thickness of plywood up there. So I used a pencil and string to draw an arc on a piece of butcher paper and just drew around my pattern on the wood pieces.  If I did it again, I'd be sure to make the cutout 12" longer than the width of the crate, so I'd have a 6" overhang on each side. Mine only has a 3" overhang on each side and I was lucky to have that!  I cut out the ventilation openings and attached screening to the inside.

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/thumbs/95738_dsc_1019.jpg

We attached 2x4's on all four edges of the top of the crate and attached the end caps to that (at the bottom), with three 2x4's flush with the endcaps at the very top, as rafters, that the corrugated roofing would attach to. Wish I'd taken a picture before we added the roofing panels...

For anyone in this area who's interested, there's a guy in Lewisville who sells this size shipping crate on Craigslist for $150. I thought that was a bargain, since most coops this size on CL sell for $1000 to $1500. He mostly sells them as deer blinds.  PM me for more info, if you'd like...

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Never complain about growing old ... 'tis a privilege denied to many" ~Mark Twain~
Home to my wonderful, chicken-tolerant DH, 2 sweet Golden Retrievers, 2 Black Copper Marans, 4 Barred Rocks, 2 Americaunas, a BO named Princess Buttercup, a Welsummer, 1 light Brahma, a Buff Brahma, 1 Large Jersey Giant,
4 Cream Legbars and 2 Silverlaced Wyandottes (named Crowella de Ville).
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post #20 of 101
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Originally Posted by 1hawaiian 

That is BEAUTIFUL and well thought out!
Congratulations big_smile


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