"Almost" done coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by bearfretworks, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. bearfretworks

    bearfretworks Out Of The Brooder

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    Here's the "almost" finished coop in August.... About 2/3 of the materials are salvaged/scavenged. Need to finish tearing down an outbuilding on the neighbors land for siding. Meat birds on uninsulated left, laying hens on fully insulated (including floor) on right. Storage in middle! Left side is 8x8, insulated part is 10x 12. We are going for that "old building" look....

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    ....and today.............a few of the girls poked out and about.....

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  2. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    Looks good. I have a bantam coop being built and it's almost done too [​IMG] I can't wait. Than I get to get my poor babies out of cages and into their new home [​IMG] WITH a yard, although they won't get the yard until spring time. Too frozen to dig right now.
     
  3. Preservation Acres

    Preservation Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! Nice.

    Let me know if you have any vacancies. I may want to move in.
     
  4. FrontPorchIndiana

    FrontPorchIndiana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love it, love it, love it. It has that old building look for sure. [​IMG]
     
  5. kick'n chick'n

    kick'n chick'n Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks great!!
     
  6. muscovy94

    muscovy94 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow looke great! and im sure those chikens thinks its great too!!!

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  7. nochickensyet

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    Yall did a great job on the coop !!!!! That looks better than some people houses that I've seen !!!!
     
  8. jacyjones

    jacyjones Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That looks so good and really homely. I really prefer it to some of the coops posted that are obviously made from all new materials. It seems such a good idea to reuse timber if it is available instead of buy new.
    I am sure your chickens will be very happy there. [​IMG]
     
  9. joannadale

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    Wonderful coop! I've just had my coop repaired and stocked. I noticed that Hangin Wit My Peeps said they have a bantam coop being built also. I have most of my chickens in the same coop. Should I build another one for the bantams?

    Joanna.

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  10. bearfretworks

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    Thanks folks, it is a fun task, that is for sure!

    Quote:I would, but am far from "expert". Also, I have the room and access to "free" materials........ You should post this question in its own thread to get some responses!
     

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