Our new coop build spring 2018

By kmom08 · May 17, 2018 · ·
  1. kmom08
    Still in progress. My husband is doing all the building, and I'm doing all the cosmetics. I was very specific on what I wanted/needed as far as function and ease of cleaning, though my husband made a few changes he did keep my requests in his build. One end has a storage space for all their feed etc.

    I don't have a total cost yet, but once I tally everything up I will include the prices. I have been funding the project from saved tips earned at work. Some supplies were bought months ago if found on sale (shingles $5 a bundle at lowes) I would say so far one of the biggest costs was in the framing and the hardware.

    My 9 year old daughter has been in charge of the interior design of the walls (I wanted to paint for easy cleaning ($9 gallon of miss tint paint in purple wouldn't have been my top choice, but hey it was a bargain and better than the dark brown they had on the shelf) I will add pictures of her artwork once complete.

    We are currently in the process of adding the run. I will be housing 6 hens. Free range when we're home.

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  1. N F C
    Nice family project!
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  2. MROO
    LOVE the interior design! You make me think that maybe my young neighbors can "help" me after all!
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    1. kmom08
      Thank you! I have more pictures to add. She loves anything to do with painting and art, so this has been the perfect project for her. I'm sure your young neighbors would enjoy being involved :)

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