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Mason De Chickies

By SunnyChicksFarm, Feb 27, 2012 | Updated: Feb 27, 2012 | | |
  1. SunnyChicksFarm
    This chicken coop project started in my head about 6 months ago. I have wanted to raise a flock of chickens ever since I was about 12. My aunt has raised chickens her entire life and I have very fond memories of visitng her farm in Canada over the summer. I did a lot of searching over the internet to gain information and coop design ideas. Everyone has really made some fantastic coops! I took some ideas from the designs that I really liked and put them on paper. My husband then found a storage building plan that came complete with a supply list. We used an 8 X 12 plan and designed the coop portion to be 8 X 8 with a 4 foot porch. The side walls are a full 8 feet tall and the center of the ceiling is 12 feet tall. I wanted a cottage type look so it would look cute on my property. I think my chicks will enjoy their new home and I hope you enjoy the pictures below.


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    We decided to place the coop under a big oak tree to provide the chickens with some much needed shade during the really hot Florida summer.

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    My Father in law taking a little rest after completing the floor and one wall.

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    Wood look vinyl flooring is in and another wall is up.

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    Walls are up and we are starting to sheath the outside.

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    Back wall and part of the front done.

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    Walls almost complete, on to the roof.

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    Roof started and a window in. I got 3 windows from a used building supply store for $25.00 each!

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    Front view with door cut out and roof on it's way.

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    Side view with one of my $25.00 windows.

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    My husband working on the roof.

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    Roof half was covered, almost ready for shingles.

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    The guys doing a little strategic planning. Things are looking great at this point and have exceeded my expectations!
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    Side view.

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    Another view.

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    Shingles are up! The guys put up the shingles they could reach from the ladders and I climbed on the roof to finish up and complete the peak.

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    All trimmed up, still have to paint and add one more window to the front of the house. The front door I got at Home Depot, it was a special order that someone brough back or returned. I got it for $75.00. That is about half of what a similar solid front door would have cost. I wanted a door that had a full glass panel in it but when I found this I was sold on the cheap price.

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    Another view.
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    Inside view before the roof was done.
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    Another view of the inside.

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    Here are the perches that will be going into the chicken coop once the pale yellow paint dries. The inside of the coop has been painted a pale sky blue.

    The chicken pen area will be completed this weekend. Just a few more things to work on. I ordered some chicken nipples to use for their watering system and also going with and automatic door. I will post more pictures as the progress moves forward.

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  1. clucky3255
    so cool !
  2. RavenWood
    Really nice!
  3. teach1rusl
    I love a chicken porch!! lol You guys built a pretty coop!
  4. BYC Project Manager
    Congratulations, we've chosen one of your pics for the CC-POW. Thanks for posting your coop design & pictures to our "Chicken Coops" pages! You can find more info about the CC-POW here: CC-POW Process
  5. Kay56
    Wow..it is very nice...more pics when it is done please. :)
  6. 1flowernut
    You have a beautiful coop! I love it!

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