Chris Lil Coop

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    Chris' Lil' Coop

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    Porcelain Rooster
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    Holland Rooster
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    Buff Silkie Rooster
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    Salmon Faverolle Rooster
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    Cochin and Chabo Roosters
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    Bigfoot makes an entrance. Why not?
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    This is Bigfoot's brother reading the morning paper and watching the sunrise.
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    This lil' alien fellow couldn't be upstaged by the make-believe hairy beasts. ;D
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    The northwest side.
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    This is the nesting box. Sorta looks like a doll house huh? I drew up these coop
    plans on a napkin and employed my oldest brother to build it. I've then spent 97
    hours this winter on evenings and weekends painting this mural. I know it's a bit
    over the top, but I plan to get alot of use out of it and hope that our grandkids will
    enjoy it also. We have to get some grandkids first though.
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    This is the northeast wall. I've included this walking trail for added depth and visual
    interest.
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    The east wall. If you look real close you can see the Bigfoot in the shadows.
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    The roosting perches. Notice the clean-out opening, this will have a door when it's finished.
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    Southeast wall. The light will have a finished cover of course and the window will
    be trimmed out.
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    A shot of the sky on the ceiling and cupola. Notice the openings for the doves.
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    Fish-scale siding and chickens and doves on sandblasted windows.
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    A good shot of the cupola. The top rectangular windows remove so it won't get too hot in these Utah summers.
    They still have mesh over the openings though to keep the doves in.
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    A good look at the pair of dove sandblasted windows.
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    The run and coop. Almost done now. Very, very exciting to see it come this far.
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    Close to getting birds now. I'll put in a dead tree and trim it nicely and paint it white for the bantams and doves.
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    I taped up these windows and carefully cut out these roosters and had my brother sandblast them. Since I'm only
    having hens and doves in the coop I figured I'd get the roosters in somehow.
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    Dove work. This can be very tedious to draw and cut this out!
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    Me doing the final touch ups on my mural. I think my wife thinks I'm a little kooky for taking ALL this effort, and you
    might also, but that's okay. I had alot of fun doing this, and I'll enjoy it for years to come. I made my first coop
    when I was 14 years old. I've also painted my first mural when I was 14 (although not in a coop). I've been fortunate
    to have made my living as an artist, and this coop has been a good canvas for sharing. I wanted this to be something
    special, all my other coops I've made have been a little lacking. I hope you all like viewing this. Go easy on me, I'm
    sure you all could rip this to pieces.
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    July 21 of 09.
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    My silkie rooster Papa Roach, with 2 white crested pollish pullets.
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    This is Billy Idol. You should hear his rebel yell, it's weak, but I'm sure he'll learn to beef it up.
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    All the single ladies. Frizzle, bearded silkies, cochin, and white crested pollish.
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    At the end of the rainbow.
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    Cameron. A watercolor painting of my youngest boy and our cochins.
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    Breakfast With Tiffany. A watercolor painting I did of my niece and bantams.

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  1. lexie1214
    oh my goodness!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! what detail! Im wondering what paint you used on the outside of your coop?
  2. RUMBLON
    Very nice. I like it allllllll!!!!
  3. Buggys Beaks
    WOW! That is one impressive coop! I am in awe. A spectacular design . . . and the artwork! Fantabulous!
  4. Alaskan
    Did you ever put doves in it too?
    looks lovely. Your murals are truly marvelous.
  5. danib
    Your mural is stunning. I also love the rainbow pic. Just beautiful :)
  6. Teacherpea
    Wow! That is really gorgeous!
  7. Katesdad
    Awesome murals! Great job on everything!
  8. onebusymom
    I'm speechless. Absolutely gorgeous. It has inspired me to ask my artist daughter to do a mural for my coop. Maybe a yeti sitting in the middle of a bunch of chickens. Lol
  9. kayjuggler
    You are an inspiration. I have a coop that my husband built and I have a background in art and never would have dreamed of doing what you did! Can't wait to show this to by husband. We've got work to do.........:)
  10. adgcountrygirl
    Your work is absolutely beautiful!!!!!
  11. nhammer
    Oh, love the Alien and Bigfoot by the way!
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  13. KnobbyOaks
    Your painting is so beautiful. You're right, you will enjoy this for many, many years to come. Very nice looking coop too.
  14. sassi123
    Really beautiful work. ;) Was wondering where what type of weather you have in your area.
  15. wigginsfarm
    Absolutely fantastic!! Your art work is stunning, this coop belongs on display!! Your lovely selection of girls (chickies) only accent the beautiful artistry.
    I am looking for coop ideas however..if I show this to my contractor/husband, I'm afraid he will faint! Minus the creative art work, it is a great design!
  16. LoveChickens123
    so great how do you do this.......... wow.......breath taking
  17. goose chick
    I have loved alot of coop designs but this beats um all. Fantastic!
  18. chicknfun
    There are so many really wonderful coops out there, but this.....by far the most beautiful coop, inside and out! Even without the mural inside- Fabulously whimsical!!
    Thanks for sharing
  19. CherylR
    I am amazed! This is incredible...thanks for sharing! Wow!
  20. marian0116
    What a lovely space!
    Inspired.
    Thanks for sharing this.
  21. Luvmykiddos
    Wow, that is amazing! You make me want to hire an artist to do the same in mine. Thank you for sharing your wonderful art and amazing coop! :)
  22. heathergreen
    That is absolutely incredible, beautiful work!
  23. auntie tee
    This is akin to the Sistine Chapel for poultry. Kudos and thanks for the "tour"!
  24. jdrilley
    Incredible! Thanks for sharing!
  25. greatfulchicken
    How much you charge to build one? Serious inquire!!!
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  28. neesey
    when can I move in :) absolutely stunning
  29. marxmail
    What a wonderful job! Amazing - can't wait to show my DH.
  30. jman124
    wow is right!i didn't realize it'd be such a treat! how big is your run?how many chickens do you have?
  31. Kay56
    Wow....there just aren't words....Awesome. Thanks for the tour!

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