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Eggsiteds Chicken Coop

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  1. Eggsited
    After a visit to my sister's some years back & being treated to fresh eggs from their chickens, (and realising just how much better they tasted than store bought eggs), we began talking about getting some chickens of our own. I came upon the Backyard Chickens sight whilst searching for ideas for a coop & registered on this forum over a year ago. I found inspiration for my coop here & made a start... and than stopped [​IMG] I'm no builder & became a little disheartened at my lack of knowledge so this was the result of my efforts until about 6 weeks ago...
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    You see, about 6 weeks ago I promised my poor wife that I'd give it another go & this is the result...
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    The roof was what had me so worried. Once I had this sorted, everything else fell into place. [​IMG]
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    We've had a lot of rain here. I'm sure I could have finished about 2 weeks ago otherwise.
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    My favourite part, the finishing touches. It's amazing the difference a little paint can make.
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    Almost done.
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    The interior showing nesting boxes & linoleum floor (no I havent lost it. I figure this will make it easier to clean.
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    I think my doors are cool. I'm a welder so these were easy.
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    Finally as of 18/04/11 we have chickens. I took these photos to email my wife & surprise her. She was still at work & didn't know that I was buying chickens that day.
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    Hopefully this will inspire someone else who is a bit reluctant to try. Sometimes the hardest part can be starting. If you give things a go, you just never know what you can achieve.

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  1. chickangel63
    thanks for sharing, can't wait til my hubby sees what you have accomplished! and i hope it inspires him x
  2. DirtyPig
    Nice job on the coop! I too am a bit reluctant on the roof. The big box home improvement stores don't seem to know much about metal roofing and don't stock all of the trim pieces... Thank you so much for posting this, I'll be referring back quite a bit for ideas.

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