built my first coop!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by PIO-PIO, May 15, 2009.

  1. PIO-PIO

    PIO-PIO Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 27, 2009
    hi everyone!
    I am totally new at all this and just loving it so far [​IMG]~

    I first bought a rabbit hutch and modified it. I was okay until something(possum or raccoon) almost got the girls. It completely shredded the wood door. So the hunt began for a coop and run plans.
    I think I did a great Job! it has been in use now for a couple of weeks and has worked great!
    If I can do this so can anyone!
    of course we had to decorate it also...[​IMG]
    so what do you think....

    p.s. we are going to plant strawberries and herbs on the top.

    Hi everyone!
    Thanks for the great comments.
    the total length is 8.5 feet and 4hx4w.
    I would have loved to go bigger but I have a HOA [​IMG] that is always around so I do let the girls out in the day in another fenced in area of the yard with lots of grass, they love it.
    I have a white rock, buff orphington, black austrolorp and a RIR.
    should be getting eggs 2nd week of june! yeah![​IMG]
    and the rocks arent just to be pretty, they are in a trench about 10 inches down with glass to prevent digging all around. lots of stuff was recycled! the rocks from a neighbor and all the hardware and the door was from the rabbit hutch [​IMG] that went wrong. the door was the rabbit roof! it was probably less than $100 I spent on the roof panel and hardware cloth and very little wood and the decorations were ebay finds![​IMG] oh and cant forget the suncatchers my kids made are my favorite!
    Last edited: May 16, 2009
  2. walbarbsa

    walbarbsa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 1, 2008
    Castroville, Texas
    That is just adorable.....you have decorative talent, gal, not to mention carpenter talent, too.

    I love the "Welcome to the Coop" sign.
  3. SweetMissDaisy

    SweetMissDaisy Chillin' With My Peeps

    I *love* it!! Wonderful job! And I really like your decorations, too! I would love to see the one on the front of the coop ... looks like two chickens next to a barn, maybe?

    VERY cute, and I bet your girls really enjoy their new digs!!

    Are you going to plant anything on the roof of their run?
  4. PIO-PIO

    PIO-PIO Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 27, 2009
    yes we are going to plant strawberries and herbs....also just added new pic too! thanks!
  5. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

    Apr 20, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    Hey, excellent (and stylish [​IMG]) job!

  6. Windwhistlefarm

    Windwhistlefarm Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 14, 2009
    Modoc Indiana
    [​IMG] Anyone new and not so new:better get a comfy seat-message would be good , 'cause you're gonna be here a while. What a GREAT thread!!
  7. SweetMissDaisy

    SweetMissDaisy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Awww, that's CUTE!! Thanks for the extra pic! [​IMG]
  8. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 27, 2008
    Russia, NY
    Very nice coop, great job decorating [​IMG]
  9. StrawberryHouseMouse

    StrawberryHouseMouse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 23, 2009
    Cleveland, Tennessee
    its adorable. But it might be a little too small for 4 chickens.
  10. The Wolf Queen

    The Wolf Queen Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
    Albuquerque, NM
    That is AWESOMW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What kind of wire did you use???

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