Project Chicken Coop

By notenoughtodo · Jan 11, 2012 · ·
  1. notenoughtodo
    Project "Chicken Coop"
    What started out as a weekend project, turned out to be a month long endeavor. My husband and I decided that since our kids were leaving the "nest" in a couple of years, we would try our hands with some new "kids". After months of pouring over BYC examples, my talented husband got an idea in his head and came up with the following:
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    He used all the scrap wood so it was off to Lowes!! First of many trips.
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    Our golden doodle "Zoe" inspects the coop and gives her approval!!
    Next we purchased the "girls" (we hope). Our daughter is away at college so her empty room was perfect for brooding the little ones!! She was not thrilled coming home for Easter weekend and finding her room otherwise occupied, but she soon came around. (What a bunch of hams!)
    Spring break arrives so next comes the run. This was a family effort, my son and I could finally help. Who knew chicken wire was so hard to work with? Found our structure was not perfectly square, but not bad for eyeballin' it!

    After scanning BYC to check out our progress, my husband finds out that chicken wire is DEATH.....back to Lowes and a few more dollars to ensure that the girls are safe.
    This is the final product. Pavers and drainage system installed and it withstood tornado warnings. Yeah! Next test, hurricane season comes to eastern North Carolina!
    No complaints so far!!!!!
    2 dominiques, 2 buff orpingtons, 3 RIR's, and 2 silkies.
    If any of you see any glaring mistakes, please let us know. We certainly are not experts!!! Had alot of fun and hope it continues!

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  1. MROO
    "Not much "How-to," but GREAT build-pics!"
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    Very nice job! There isn't much here on how it was built, but it doesn't really detract from the article, because the pictures show most of the build. LOVE the "Building Inspector!"
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  1. Gomes Bantams
    Im gonna build this!
  2. Zany Chick
    How has it worked with your ventilation windows folding down? That is what I planned to do, but it seems like most of them are hinged at the top and propped open.

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