CHICKEN'TOPIA

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by melalthia, Dec 20, 2008.

  1. melalthia

    melalthia Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello BYC'ers!

    So still a lot of work to do but our coop CHICKEN'TOPIA (Or Pecker Palace when I'm feeling really snarky..) is finally at a point where I feel comfortable posting pics of it's progress. Check it out and let me know what you think. Completely open to suggestions if you see things not quite right or could be better.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=18282

    The run isn't done and we plan on finishing it up in between Xmas and New Years. I'm anxious to get it done. I don't like locking the girls up and not giving them full room to run.
     
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2008
  2. sillybirds

    sillybirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations on your new coop! It looks well constructed. That's great that you were able to get so much of the supplies free/cheap.

    I like the ventilated roof, and I like the way you put the hardware cloth covering the vents underneath the inside wall boards. Very professional looking.
     
  3. chookchick

    chookchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very nice! It is obvious that a lot of thought went into constructing this coop. I am wondering how long I should wait before I start building a new coop without driving my hubby crazy, but this makes me wanna start!
     
  4. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    Very very beautiful coop.
    Congratulations.

    Omran
     
  5. SSO202

    SSO202 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great looking coop! Those redwoods are tremendous! The idea of sharing them between three families is also a neat one as well. I hope it works out for you.
     
  6. 4hLuvers

    4hLuvers Out Of The Brooder

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    thats one good looking coop! [​IMG]
     
  7. SarahBeth9394

    SarahBeth9394 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 23, 2008
    Oh I am so jealous. Our freecycle almost never has any building materials. And our area Craigslist almost never has anything closer that 60 miles. I've been watching it for 4 months and only once was there something that was in the next town over. It was wood paneling from a remodel and it was gone in just a couple of hours. I am jealous yet very glad that you were able to find those great windows and other materials. And the coop looks fantastic! Bravo!
     
  8. FrontPorchIndiana

    FrontPorchIndiana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Indiana
    Love it! Fantastic coop. And the snarky name is PRICELESS. [​IMG]
     
  9. nochickensyet

    nochickensyet Out Of The Brooder

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    That is so neat that yall all shared the building and will share the upkeep of the Chickens. What a GREAT idea !! And yall did a wonderful job with the coop!!!!
     

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