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By kagedgoddess · Jan 11, 2012 ·
  1. kagedgoddess
    my first chickens
    these are my girls brand new
    they were living in a rubbermaid tote, then they decided they should fly.....
    so we moved them to a modified pet playyard in the garage, where they used their roosts to fly higher and out....
    yes i put "roof's: on, and got a saw, some plans, and some wood, and started building.... ]

    the framed floor
    my wood was too short, so i decided the hardware clot should go under the roosts....
    i did all this myself, but then dh came out and wanted to know what i was doing....
    watching him apparently, LOL... and see after this i wasnt allowed to help anymore
    he built a pophole,... and the backwall, which doubles as a door
    i got bored waiting for him to do more, so i painted it... he didnt like that, said i needed to wait... so i stopped painting, and put up some walls,
    theres a pallet in the way, i was reusing wood and he came along and re did everything...

    this is the frame out for the roof, i didnt want the chickens roosting on it so i moved it against the coop... since i cut their hardware cloth roof, they now roam the garage, so i needed to "chicken proof" it.
    so theres still alot to do, but this is where we are so far. man i learned alot!!!! so have the chicks

    [​IMG] they like to watch us build their home
    we are using the purina coop plans which are NOT complete! it looked pretty easy, HA! dh calls our coop a shanty and hes this far from EATING them all!
    weve been at it everyday for a week and our chicks are 5 wksold

    all togeather, ready to be moved!! um.. almost, we have a squatter!

    WE ARE FINISHED!!!! YAY!!!!!! heres our chicken shanty
    the run is kinda temporary, its not sturdy and i know anyting pretty much can knock thru it, but we are working on that. i just got laid off so getting more wire will be put on hold, right now the run is only one role of 25' chicken wire... i really thought it'd be bigger. nd my kids leaned those pipes there, NOT part of the design.... it looke much better than we thought it would.
    a special thank to our helpers:
    [​IMG] Shaelynn
    [​IMG] kegan, our measuretape holder
    [​IMG] and roxy...

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