Coop almost finished. Got my first egg today! **Pics**

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by wxdude99, Feb 28, 2009.

  1. wxdude99

    wxdude99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My sons and I started building this around three months ago.
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    I still need to finish painting the outside of the nestboxes and put a hinge on the lid.

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    This campine gave me my first egg today.

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    Pretty small, but I'm just glad to finally get my first one.

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    Getting ready to play keep away with some grapes.
     
  2. mylilchix

    mylilchix Chillin' With My Peeps

    Congrats on the first egg!!! [​IMG] I love the coop. You did an awesome job!!

    Sonja
     
  3. lisahaschickens

    lisahaschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2009
    Vancouver, WA
    very nice coop! Great pics.
     
  4. morelcabin

    morelcabin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 8, 2007
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    Very nice coop, your birds must love it in there!
     
  5. timbofarms

    timbofarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    NICE COOP!!! Congrats on the egg.
     
  6. Suburban chick farmer 09

    Suburban chick farmer 09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice. Eggs too what more could you ask for?
     
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  7. lovintheridge

    lovintheridge Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] Fabulous: Book marked your coop for ideas when we can get outside an are able to start ours we still have snow on the ground. I was just curious , wondering if you get snow and really cold weather. Here in upstate NY it's pretty chilly. Great Job !!! Justine
     
  8. chicken_angler

    chicken_angler Coop Constructist

    Jun 23, 2008
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    One problem I see is the top of ur nestbox will be rotten in like a month after any rain. I learned that the hard way! It will soak up the water and puff shut!

    It all looks pretty good!

    Cody!!
     
  9. wxdude99

    wxdude99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Funny you should ask. I live in Alabama, and we're having the biggest snowstorm we've had in years. 3 whole inches! LOL. We normally get down in the 20s in the winter, but we got down into the teens a couple of times. I put a heat lamp in the coop when it gets in the teens. They're perfectly fine in 20 degree weather though. It doesn't faze them.
     
  10. wxdude99

    wxdude99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I think you're right. I'm going to modify it and slope the lid. And I'll put roof tiles on top of it. There is a two foot overhang above it, but some rain will blow onto it. I wonder about the hinge though. I don't think I can make that waterproof.
     

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