Coop Addition Complete, More or Less(pic added below)

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

  1. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Just awaiting some trim and then paint when the weather warms up. The original coop was 8x8 and the new addition added 12', making it 8x20 total.




    Last edited: Mar 7, 2007
  2. HenHappy

    HenHappy Songster

    Feb 16, 2007
    on my way to you....
    Oh that looks wonderful! Speckledhen you've given me ideas!!! I plan to do some work this summer. I'm sick of bieng hunched over in the coop so we are going taller!!!my poor back! Your's look fantastic. Are you gonna get more chickens?....TeeHee.[​IMG]
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2007
  3. mudhen

    mudhen confidently clueless

    Jan 15, 2007
    Shepherdstown, WV
    WOW! It's bigger than my first apartment! [​IMG]
    Seriously, awesome job! Luv that big window!
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2007
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Actually, I have a small nursery coop inside a storage shed nearby that has 22 one-month-old chicks in it. Naturally, about half of those are cockerels so they will be leaving, except for one blue orpington I plan to keep as a breeder. So, soon the coop population will double and then later in the spring possibly even more will be living there. I made it so it would hold about 40 chickens. They range during most days so there will be no crowding issue.
    That window is a really nice one that cost me $10! It's a heavy double paned one, too. My husband knows a lady he works with who is married to a contractor and she sold me the little window you see in the front of the original coop last year, too. When I went back to her, they didn't have any more of the white, divided-light ones, just this one, which is 3'w x 4'tall. That's okay-just meant I could put in one instead of two or three!
    I'll post more pics when all the trim and paint is complete. Hopefully, the building will look like one long cohesive structure then.
  5. thechickenfarmer

    thechickenfarmer Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    Wow Cyn, Really looks great! [​IMG]
  6. bigzio

    bigzio Crowing

    Jan 20, 2007
    Cynthia, looks great. My summer project is to either build another coop or add onto my exzisting one also.

    I want to get some more chickens, but don't have extra room. Once you get started you just can't stop, too much fun!

  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    You said it, too much fun! I'm having a blast with my Girls and my Hawkeye. And the little ones coming along will add to the wild times at my Chicken Asylum!

    ***Got the nestboxes completed today with scraps we had around here and one of the Silver Laced Wyandotte girls laid her egg in one within ten minutes of completion!
    Here they are finally:
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2007

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