Built my Brother and his Chickens a housewarming gift!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by tiffanyh, Jan 14, 2008.

  1. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Songster

    Apr 8, 2007
    Well we spent the last week or so building a chicken coop for my brother--all my myself. well, my husband helped a little. He watched the kids and held the corners together for me. Such a wonderful man!

    Anyway, he just bought a fixerupper and is moving his chicken from a nice old coop to nothing! I knew he would be busy fixing the house he lives in to move in and I wanted his chickens to be safe when he got there. (Some of them came from my hatches)

    Figured he had other things to think about and I could practice my skills. It is 4x8. Has a roost inside and a small pop hole out back that will lead to a run. The large door in the front is for cleaning. The chicken window I cut and the window in the door will be covered by plexiglass and hardware cloth.

    I considered not giving to him and filling it up.


  2. arlee453

    arlee453 Songster

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    You are a VERY nice sis!!

    A perfect homewarming present and I LOVE the chicken cut out window.

    Nice job!
  3. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

    Jun 11, 2007
    Great coop, and it's wonderful to keep chickens in the family.
  4. jab91864

    jab91864 Songster

    Apr 3, 2007
    Northern Michigan
    I love it !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I don't have that much talent...lol. I wrench on my motorcycle myself and it is very stressful for me, I can imagine it would be the same if I were building stuff..lol.


    Julie [​IMG]
  5. hcammack

    hcammack Crowing

    Oct 5, 2007
    I seriously think you could make money building coops.

  6. lurky

    lurky Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    That is a great idea and i love the coop. I wish i had been blessed with a sibling like you.
  7. Redfeathers

    Redfeathers Songster

    Oct 11, 2007
    Gervais OR
    Wow what a great job you did!! He is lucky to have you as a sister. [​IMG]
  8. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Songster

    Apr 8, 2007
    AWW...you guys are warming my heart. Its nice to hear after the $ and time I put into it. I suprised him yesterday with it! Do you know how hard it was to give away??? I really was looking at all the places I could have put it in my yard!!!!

    Anyone want to buy a chicken coop in CT??? [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2008
  9. Critter Crazy

    Critter Crazy Songster

    Apr 19, 2007
    Binghamton, NY
    Job Well done!!!
  10. hcammack

    hcammack Crowing

    Oct 5, 2007
    No but I want to move there so I can get one like that LOL but seriously I do

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