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Coop 95% completed!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by sgtmom52, Aug 3, 2007.

  1. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

    DH has been working on the coop for weeks and now has it almost completed There are still some finishing touches needed - like the outside stairs and some paint! The coop is 8' x 8' and houses 6 hens for now. We live in the woods in a very rocky and hilly area. The back of the coop actually is resting on a rock about the size of a small car - it is much larger than the one the board (step) is resting on!
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    We intalled electric & insulation for our cold PA winters. We put up 1/4" walls inside to cover the insulation and painted them to make cleaning easier. We also found 18" rubber floor tiles at our local "Restore Warehouse" for 5 cents each to cover/protect the wood floor. The old double pane insulated windows were $1. each from Restore too! The metal roof was left over from the installation of our pole building. We may have overdone the nest boxes - since we put in 8 boxes and only have 6 hens right now - at least they will have a choice! [​IMG]
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    Here are the girls enjoying their freedom.
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  2. Wolfpacker

    Wolfpacker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    SWEET! [​IMG]
     
  3. Country Gal

    Country Gal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is a great looking coop! I'm jealous! Why didn't I think to use a regular door rather than trying to build a door myself???
     
  4. Omeletta

    Omeletta Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is very pleasing to the eyes, first thing in the morning! And room for more, that's great! [​IMG]
     
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    How cute. Painted happy colors too! Don't worry about them choosing nest boxes, I bet they'll all go lay in one and wait in line for it!
     
  6. TreyClark281

    TreyClark281 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow nice coop!!
    i bet rocks grow out there lol.
    they grow like weeds in oklahoma. lol
     
  7. mdbucks

    mdbucks Cooped Up

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    we could make this a contest, I think first egg will be laid in bottom right box
     
  8. HenParty

    HenParty Out Of The Brooder

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    I'll take upper row, second from the left for the first egg to be laid in.

    That's a very nice coop and it looks like a nice place for a lot of happy hens.
     
  9. mdbucks

    mdbucks Cooped Up

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    I think those hens need a roo, and I can tell you where to get a nice one or two
     
  10. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2007
    Connecticut
    WOW. Time to get more.
     

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