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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by NOLA farm, Dec 5, 2016.

  1. NOLA farm

    NOLA farm In the Brooder

    Dec 2, 2016
    Well this is what a joke with my wife turns into. We bought a home last year and lucked out as it came with two lots. We toiled with what to do with our "land" many nights with each other and the kids. What began as a joke has turned into 8 chickens, 10 fruit and citrus tree row (two more to come), 12 or so berry bushes to come, a banana tree patch, and then about 80 feet of fence line with a row of sunflower, corn, and okra. A farm folks, right in the middle of a city. Who could ask for more?

    I did install 2 feet of underground metal fabric and locked up the outside with hardware cloth and chicken wire ( hardware on bottom). I have various latches that I use caribeaner rings to lock. If there is something better please let me know!

    Enjoy and looking forward to an ever learning process.

    framing - total dimension is 7x16 - inner coop is 8x7 - 6 egg nest boxes
    oh - LOTS of paint!

    roosting benches - currently not used! below is the backside of coop. I later put a door over that hole for clean out purposes and did the same on left side of coop. Above is year round circulation about 18 inches top down and the span of left and back side of coop
    the 6 unfinished egg nests

    first two girls and an eager boy!

    finished egg boxes

    drooling dog and two girls that have not figured out the dog can not get in


  2. RodNTN

    RodNTN Hatchaolic

    May 22, 2013
    Serving Jesus
    My Coop
    Hi there and [​IMG] I am glad you joined us! Very nice coop you have there! [​IMG] If you ever have any questions don't hesitate to ask, or just hop over to the Learning Center (brown tab at top)
    I hope you enjoy BYC, best wishes!
  3. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    I like the way you painted your coop! Looks like you have a little chicken-keeper to help you out too.

    Thanks for joining us!
    1 person likes this.
  4. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Crowing

    Apr 11, 2016
    NW Missouri
    Welcome to BYC. If that ain't the colorfullest lil coop!!
    1 person likes this.
  5. LauraBrown

    LauraBrown Crowing

    Welcome to BYC! Love the coop[​IMG]
  6. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

    Apr 24, 2016
    Hello there, and welcome to the wonderful world of Backyard Chickens! I hope you will make yourself at home here and enjoy it as much as I have! :frow
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    May be Joseph's Coop of Many Colors-
    2 people like this.

  8. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.
  9. Frindizzle

    Frindizzle Guitar Girl <3 Premium Member

    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
  10. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under NOLA farm [​IMG] Welcome!

    Your introduction was fun! I love the coop and your little two and four legged helpers!

    There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks on BYC so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]

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