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By skeeve101 · Apr 22, 2013 · Updated Apr 22, 2013 · ·
  1. skeeve101
    Describe 'FreshEggers' here

    Thanks to all the designs on this site, I built my first coop with design elements from so many different coops.

    Hope this pays it forward.





    roof goes on. original plan was a hip roof on each end, hence the long 2x3 sticking out on the right.
    The extension was for an attached run.


    Hip roof with nesting suite below. It is a nesting suite because I only have two chickens :)

    full view

    entrance to nesting suite

    siding goes on. big opening on the left is for double door for my access for cleaning.


    working on roofing. Almost considered calling the roofing guys to do this since
    I didn't have the proper tools to cut small pieces of shingles. As you noticed,
    I decided to not include an attached run so I removed the roof extension.
    Now I have a hip roof on one end and a gable on the other.
    I just fenced in this part of the yard as a big run instead.

    Now the fun part. Everything is painted, just some minor details left...like the traction for the ramp.

    screened window made of welded hardware cloth stapled in the inside.

    French doors big enough for me to go inside for cleaning


    Nesting box 1: both chickens lay here

    nesting box 2, vacancy signs still up

    view of nesting box with door open

    coop interior with two roost bars, one at 18" one at 38" above the floor

    pop door on pullet

    spoiled bantam #1: Myrtle

    spoiled bantam #2: Betty

    Now I need to look for a few more ladies for them to hang out with.

    Please let me know what you think. The project was fun...took 3 weeks of sweat and hard work.


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  1. lwiese58
    Your coop is wonderful! Great job! It's unique, too, which makes it fun!
  2. skeeve101
    Thank you for your comments. I did not even considered competing against all the lovely coops out there.
  3. TwoCrows
    You did a FANTASTIC job! You might consider entering your new coop in the next up-coming coop contest. I hear one is going to start soon. Watch the "Sponsored Content, Contest and Giveaways" section. Great job!
  4. Stumpy
    Wow -- It is absolutely lovely and so well-made! Your girls are beautiful, too. I love the French doors.

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