Polochics Chicken Coop

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    [FONT=book antiqua,palatino]This is my new coop that I finished this fall. I bought this building and moved it to my property. [/FONT]
    [FONT=book antiqua,palatino] It has 4 pens. I have one pen of Delewares, 2 banty pens ( silky and Frizzle) and a pen of Americanas. I also use the front portion for chicken feed storage on one side, and garden storage on the other ( i just finished a raised vegetable garden next to this house). [/FONT]
    [FONT=book antiqua,palatino]I reworked this whole building (12x16). Added all the windows and the dutch door and french doors on the sides. I actually cut out the rooster shutters with a jigsaw by myself! I made the feeders myself from Home Depot buckets with plant pot liners bolted on and then spray painted them. A lot of the interior materials came from Habitat, the doors, are louver doors that I cut the louvers out of the top half and chicken wired. Paint, door handles and chandeliers are also are habitat. I just finished installing trigger drink cups in each pen. I also have an electric timer for the chandeliers so the girls get enough light to continue to lay though the winter months.
    It was a fun project and I'm thrilled with the finished product!
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    These are the pictures I took when I picked up the coop. ick!

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    AND VIOLA!
    Rosemary, yellow knock out roses and encore azales adorne the landscaping.

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    Double Chandeliers (from Habitat!) Coop art made by me!
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    Hardware cloth buried 12". lattice just decoative. Trellis on the sides are growing Winter Jasmine.
    [​IMG] louvered doors from Habitat!
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    note: green egg door in front of trash can. It has 4 nest (two each pen), I made a frame, and covered it first with shade cloth, then with hardware cloth. That way, I dont disturb hens that are in the boxes by opening the doors when they are laying.
    [​IMG] roosts and coop art.
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    Roger. my Delaware Rooster
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    Charlotte, a young frizzle banty.
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    Bantys getting ready for bed.
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    Americanas
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  1. Hogs and Horns
    I love how you used materials you found at Habitat in such an interesting way. I'm trying to convince hubby to let me convert a shed to a coop, and yours is an inspiration. Thank you for posting your pictures and information about the wonderful transformation!
  2. polochic
    Thanks to you both. I hope you both have as much fun as I did doing this coop!
  3. Patsy2757
    This is a darling coop! I'm so jealous!!! I'm thinking of getting back into chickens. Need a coop first! thanks for such an awesome idea!
  4. ShortAnda
    I'm in love with this coop! My husband doesn't understand what I mean when I say I want a nice coop for my layers. I'm going to show him these pictures and watch him fall out of his chair! Love the blue and I adore the chandaliers!!!

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