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Wacky crooked coop

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I asked my husband (who is a props artisan for our local playhouse) to help me with building a chicken coop. After scrapping many sets up plans, I thought we had settled on a simple 6x8 shed with a slanted roof. Then he had a bout with insomnia and spent the night researching playhouses for our kids. Well, too much time and an overly creative carpenter can make for interesting.

He decided he wanted to build a wonky playhouse for the boys and is using my coop as a prototype. Here is the progress so far:

DAY 1

Supports
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Subfloor
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Linoleum
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Back wall
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Front wall with door and window
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Side wall with window
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Other side with window
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And a bonus picture of my great pyrenees, Nanuk, watching over a pair of 5 week old Swedish flower hens.
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I think it looks great. That's a very unique coop! thumbsup.gif

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Keep putting up more pics!  Looking forward to seeing the end result!!

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More chickens than one woman ought to have, eight Angora goats, one llama, two dogs, a cat, a husband and a kid. 

 

Knitter? Spinner?  My Etsy shop:  Shooting Yarn  Happy to trade fiber and yarn for hatching eggs!

 

Growing out: B/B/S Ameraucana and Spangled Russian Orloff

 

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We have been fighting with the roof today, but seem to be making some progress this evening. So hopefully we will get some of the roof framed in today. smile.png
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We could barely get a regular one up, lol. I've seen some wonky playhouses and commented that I would love a coop like that..he just scoffs at me!

 

Great job, can't wait to see more =)

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tongue.png Great job so far!

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Wow! I can't wait to see it done! yippiechickie.gif

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Mama to 2 boys and 1 girl. Wife to my great Marine.
Chicken mama to: 1 Black Australorp (Izzy), 1 Blue Splash Marans (Buttercup), 1 Welsummer Bantam (Millie - our hernia gal), 1 Black Cochin Frizzle Bantam (Meep) - arrived home 8/22/12 

First egg 1/21/13 from Izzy! **RIP Izzy 4/3/13**

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post #9 of 123

i dont think i could do any better than that. i know i would take that as a coop any day. by the way it looks pretty good
 

post #10 of 123
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Originally Posted by DeannaOR View Post

We could barely get a regular one up, lol. I've seen some wonky playhouses and commented that I would love a coop like that..he just scoffs at me!

Great job, can't wait to see more =)

There are some times when being married to a professional carpenter can be a useful thing. wink.png

If we had built a regular shed I would probably be painting it by now. As it is after a couple trips of trips to the hardware store and much swearing and throwing of hammers, we finally got some of the roof supports up. Hoping to finish the trusses today and start the siding.

DAY 2

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