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By nelgkel · Jan 11, 2012 · Updated Jul 30, 2012 · ·
  1. nelgkel
    Our free coop from craigslist.....

    transporting coop to its new home
    After we got it home, moved into place using pvc pipe to roll it to its location...then all mucked out!!
    It was DISGUSTING!! had 4 milk crates on shelf for nest boxes and roosts!! covered in poop and moldy hay, floor was full of moldy hay and a carcass, not sure what kind, but I could not bring myself to take a picture until I mucked it out and bleached it a couple of times... I don't think it was EVER cleaned!!
    back of coop and what is left of the roof after driving down highway at 35mph!!

    inside of coop after mucking it out and bleaching it..

    roof done! now to trim the nails and repaint!
    AFTER painting, replacing 2 by 4 with a 2 by 6 and putting it up on its side to make frame for roost frames to sit on...still have to put on 1 by 1 wire and roosts

    new door....still need to put in window and do touch up....trim white vertical trim....
    from the front!! still need some finishing touches but it is getting there!
    what an improvement on the roof!! trying to fix the arch in roof! people who made coop before did not believe in straight lines or squaring! LOL
    decided that I did not want the shelf supports taking up floor space, so I had hubby take them out and attach them to the wall instead! WOW, looks so much bigger!!!! MORE PICS TO COME!! Got lots done today!! Really wish we had taken more pics! Especially moving this monster off the pickup truck and into the backyard!


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Recent User Reviews

  1. ronott1
    "Nice find!"
    3/5, 3 out of 5, reviewed Jul 20, 2018
    Love the coop from Craig's List
  2. Hope Hughes
    "Nice and Clean!"
    3/5, 3 out of 5, reviewed Jul 4, 2018
    Love the job you did redoing the coop!!!
  3. Cyprus
    "Very good job with light and ventilation"
    3/5, 3 out of 5, reviewed Jun 29, 2018
    I also like how you chose a good flooring material which will be easier to clean. You did a good job with space inside as well. Something to consider would be putting the nest boxes on the outside instead of inside to maximize space.


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  1. Welshies
    Just want to say... this turned out absolutely beautiful. Wow. Well done.
  2. Buggys Beaks
    I love the idea of the sky light and using linoleum up the walls a little. A lot of hard work, you put in, but the results are wonderful. :)
  3. Teena Marie
    Looks like you have a good coop after a lot of hard work. Very Nice
  4. Whittni
    Very cool!

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