city boy building our first coop in Florida

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by chickenmamalp, Dec 1, 2009.

  1. chickenmamalp

    chickenmamalp Songster


    My husband is from New York and has never been around animals. He has endured my chicken madness and has shared my interest in our new coop. Work in progress. He saw a post about a lady who built her coop from old pallets and next thing I know we rented a u-haul and picked up tons of 4x4 and10x4 pallets. We have decided not to use them and went with fence panels instead. Needless to say, my yard is covered with pallets that need a new home. The coop is coming along .........can't wait and I bet my 6 hens will be thrilled to get out of the rabbit hutch they have been sleeping in a night.
    Oh, our door was given to me by my dad who got it off a huge house he was building, the owners got it from the Ringling Mansion in Sarasota.

  2. Emzyyy

    Emzyyy Runs with Deer

    Jul 14, 2008
    Derby Kansas
    [​IMG] FROM KANSAS! [​IMG] LOOKING GOOD! I love the front door too! [​IMG]
  3. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Songster

    Aug 5, 2009
    Middleton, WI
    Looks great!!! Good idea to use the fence sections, probably less work this way. And I love the door!!!! Ideal look for your Florida backyard!! Nice and big, sure you only have 6 hens???. I used to live in Tampa, somedays I miss my old yard there......
  4. PandoraTaylor

    PandoraTaylor RT Poultry n Things

    Jun 29, 2009
    [​IMG] from Alaska

    Nice Door......
    you could use the pallets for another project, or maybe a windbreak for their run....

    Nice looking Coop...

  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Good job!
  6. cinnamongirl

    cinnamongirl In the Brooder

    Aug 29, 2009
    Looks great! I'd be tempted to keep that door for my own house lol. Can't wait to see it finsished! [​IMG]
  7. chickeydee

    chickeydee Songster

    Jul 9, 2009
    [​IMG] love it . can not wait to see the finish . how many chickens ?

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