Firek Happy Chicken Farm

By Davefirek · Jul 22, 2012 · ·
  1. Davefirek
    We are just putting the finishing touches on our 10 x 10 coup! Dave designed it so that there was a sheltered "egg collection" area for me to store feed, bedding, egg cartons, etc. It is covered in Hemlock on the exterior, the interior has reclaimed wood from a farm down the road. My husband is a contractor, so a lot of the materials were from homes that were replacing windows or doors. It has been relatively low cost - just lumber and stain. The roof has an egg inlay that he did for me! What a guy! We have 16 Golden Comets who started laying at only 14 weeks! We homeschool so this has been a great experience for all of us!
    [​IMG]Almost finished with the Hemlock - notice the egg inlay in the roof

    [​IMG]entrance - egg station is enclosed - for protection against the elements!

    [​IMG]foundation - we actually used old telephone pole to sink into the ground with cement to build our foundation

    [​IMG]First wall up with our son!

    [​IMG]framing

    [​IMG]tying in the trusses

    [​IMG]there's a job for everyone

    [​IMG]plywood to exterior - to make it stronger and warmer in winter

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    [​IMG]coup and the overhand is where the "egg station" will be

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  1. chicksbunsdog
    Very nice - looks like it could be a guest house!

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