Adding an addition to my coop!! **UPDATE** Chicken Murals! (pic heavy)

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by AccioSarah, May 18, 2010.

  1. AccioSarah

    AccioSarah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm so proud of myself. The first coop took my older brother and a friend of his two weeks to finish... I did my addition in two days (with a couple days of planning it too!)

    Here it is before and after!!

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    AFTER::
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    and the back side
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    And a picture of my "helper" looking at the girls in their run. The chicks are 4 weeks... the cat/unicorn is 6. She loves her chickens!!
    We still have to paint the new addition, and finish our "chicken pictures" tomorrow! I can't wait to be finished and have the girls all moved in.

    I'll be posting pictures of all the murals my siblings have done on it... it's pretty fantastic.
     
    Last edited: May 20, 2010
  2. AccioSarah

    AccioSarah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, I will also be adding insulation... at least where their are holes (I don't claim to be the best at building coops... but still- I'm proud of it!)

    During the winter we will be insulating with Styrofoam (my dad swears by it) and bales of hay. Also with a heat lamp!!

    Just thought I should point that out. [​IMG]
     
  3. rebecky1305

    rebecky1305 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looking pretty good [​IMG] Can't wait to see the rest painted.
     
  4. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks nice! I like the paint job.

    However, I notice you're using chicken wire on the window to the coop and for the run. Do you realize that just about any predator looking for a chicken dinner can rip through chicken wire easily?

    Welded wire, sometimes called hardware cloth, is recommended to cover windows to the coop to keep predators out. Many people use hardware cloth for their runs, too.
     
  5. the4heathernsmom

    the4heathernsmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Too cute!!!! Love the artwork!!
     
  6. Want Less

    Want Less Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Love the painting! [​IMG]
     
  7. AccioSarah

    AccioSarah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Already had plans to buy some.
     
  8. AccioSarah

    AccioSarah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks all! Everyone finished their paintings tonight... it's extraordinary! I can't wait to post all the new murals the kids have put up.
     
  9. MeettheFlockers

    MeettheFlockers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi AccioSarah,

    The artwork is just adorable! I'm also from Wisconsin (Milwaukee area)- you need to come post on the WI Cheesehead thread here!
     
  10. AccioSarah

    AccioSarah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Do you have a link to it?
     

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