Annrichs Coop Page

By annrich · Jan 11, 2012 · ·
  1. annrich
    We are always UNDER CONSTRUCTION
    Hi there :ya
    Our coop projects have been great fun and learning experiences for us. Thanks for the wealth of information on BYC forum.

    First part of renovations: Our home was built in 1841. On our property there was this old 3 or 5 seater (we are not sure) out house. Over the years this building has been many things. From a storage shed, pool shed, dog house. you name it. What we invisioned was a chicken coop.

    chickens009-3.jpg Before ( front and back) chickens014-2.jpg

    We Started by ripping off the roof and a new paint job.

    coop2-1.jpg coop3.jpg coop1-1.jpg The little buildings in the back are small coops in case we need them for an emergency They have very small run space and can house 2 to 3 birds temporarily.
    Next is the new roof.

    022.jpg babies4014.jpg babies4012.jpg You can see on both ends that small little coops.
    Here is a couple of inside shots.

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    We insulated were we could and the coop held up great during a winter storm. We got 2 feet of snow. My son was helping us dig out. We were very scared for the chickens.

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    Spring 2008 we decided to start our expansion project. With the cost of living sky rocketing we decided to build with little or no cost. We gathered materials from old construction jobs from us, friends, neighbors etc.

    Fram work and floor starting

    chickens006.jpg chickens004.jpg
    Then came Some walls and a door. No hinges yet. oops

    babies4011.jpg Then the siding and windows, and roof

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    It has its porch now.

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    Some inside pictures
    010.jpg 007-1.jpg 030.jpg Feed storage room in the coop :)

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  1. The Angry Hen
    Wonderful job, beautiful coop!
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  2. jennkretz
    Love the little bird house on top of the original. Did you keep both coops? How many birds do you have?
  3. jennkretz
    Love the little bird house on top of the original. Did you keep both coops? How many birds do you have?
  4. Full Bird_Colonel
    You did an excellence job!
  5. lmdengler
    This so great!
  6. N F C
    Great job on the coop! I always like it when someone can re-purpose materials and you've done a good job with that. Love the porch and the interior feed storage!
  7. dodrpin
    This is great I love it, How many hens will it hold? GOOD JOB
  8. Simmsy 2012
    Absolutely beautiful! My DH and I built a coop this summer and I was wondering what you insulated your coop with? We live in Western NY and I'm concerned about this winter with the chickens. Thanks :)

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