FreshEggers

By skeeve101, Apr 22, 2013 | Updated: Apr 22, 2013 | | |
  1. skeeve101
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    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.

    FreshEggers


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    Framing

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    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.

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

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    full view

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    entrance to nesting suite

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


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    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.

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

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

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    French doors big enough for me to go inside for cleaning

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    Nesting box 1: both chickens lay here

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    nesting box 2, vacancy signs still up

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    view of nesting box with door open

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

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    pop door on pullet

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    spoiled bantam #1: Myrtle

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    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.

    Steve

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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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