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Victorian coop

  1. chicken-herder
    After 3 weeks of intense graft the coop is up and my three Sussex light chicks have a home of their own! :yiipchick I have had just about enough of their stinky butts in my passage! At 6 weeks they seem to be fine outside. Cape Town has warm evening temperatures this time of year. I wanted something simple but aesthetically pleasing and decided to design a coop that is quite plain but with some Victorian accents.
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    This being my first foray into anything of this kind- we did needlework- not woodwork at school!- the project saw more than just a bit of blood sweat and tears!!- and all my nails are gone! I hope the chicks appreciate the sacrifice! :p
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    I used exterior ply for the walls that was attached to a internal pine skeleton. The coop measures +~ 90 x 130 cm. The roof is covered with a tar treated material- I would have loved shingles- but these are not readily available in South Africa.
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    Besides the front door it has large access doors at the back for room service and cleaning.
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    Time will tell what should have been done differently, at this stage I am pleased with how the coop has turned out- once it has made it through the winter rains I will be super pleased!!!
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  1. judyki2004
    Love it! Please post some photos of the interior!
  2. featherweightmn
    Too cute! LOL!!
  3. chickwhispers
    Very nice Victorian!
  4. chicken-herder
    Thank you it is minimal inside- I stopped myself before I started any decorating! Two roosts- one square the other a actual branch and there is space for 2 nesting boxes. It is however covered in floral linoleum- I couldn't stop myself!
  5. joan1708
    very pretty. what does the inside look like?
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  7. Bogtown Chick
    That coop is simply masterful. Wow is right!
  8. chicken-herder
    Aw, thanks! It really was blood, sweat and tears... And the last nail broke off this morning- but it is well worth seeing the little chicken faces looking at me through the Perspex- haha,
  9. BoereMeisie
    Wow, that is STUNNING!

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