Coop is completed (Link to photos included)

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Lydia, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. Lydia

    Lydia In the Brooder

    May 21, 2008
    Seattle, WA
    Our coop is done and 4 of our girls have moved outside as of this morning. The run is still in the design phase, but will be done in a week or so hopefully. If you'd like to see photos, go here

    I owe a million thanks to my husband for all his hard work on the coop when I know he has a million other projects around the house that need his attention. Also thanks to all the BYC posters who answered my coop questions in great detail and assisted us with making the best decisions for our flock.

    I believe coop #2 will be in the works shortly, however we'll be using pallet material this time....
  2. chickiebaby

    chickiebaby Songster

    Jan 2, 2008
    western mass
    looks terrific! Congrats!
  3. redoak

    redoak Songster

    Feb 27, 2008
    Russia, NY
    Very nice looking coop, I also really like the color.
  4. birdy_num_nums

    birdy_num_nums In the Brooder

    May 28, 2008
    beautiful coop! great job! how are your chickens liking it?
  5. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

    Mar 3, 2008
    Very nice! [​IMG] I especially like the pic of the two of you in front of it with the pitchfork... [​IMG]
  6. Jolyn

    Jolyn Songster

    Apr 5, 2008
    Northern California
    Very nice. I also like the yellow. It matches my house perfectly.[​IMG]
  7. Lydia

    Lydia In the Brooder

    May 21, 2008
    Seattle, WA
    Thanks, everyone! We just checked on the chicks and they are all huddled in the corner of the coop. I feel bad for them- like they've been kicked out of the house or something and now have to make it on their own without me or their warm back porch. I believe they are about 8 weeks old so they should be fine outside but its only going to be 50 degrees tonight so I'm concerned they're going to be cold. I need to let them fend for themselves I suppose- I cannot over mother them......
  8. CarlaRiggs

    CarlaRiggs Songster

    Great coop! Love that yellow color. [​IMG] Your husband has done a marvelous job; really looks sturdy! Do you have a run planned, or will you free range?

    Yes, the chicks will be just fine....

  9. JessicaGrant

    JessicaGrant Songster

    Jun 22, 2008
    Western Mass
    That looks wonderful. And it reminds me I need to take pictures while I'm building! You will cherish those, I am sure!
  10. Lydia

    Lydia In the Brooder

    May 21, 2008
    Seattle, WA
    The chickens will have a run but we hope to free range them as much as possible. We have two dachshunds who I believe would love to have a chicken snack so I need to make sure the chickens are going to be safe when the dogs are out. I'll just keep them supervised, on a lead, and use the shock collar for my male dachshund if needed. You wouldn't believe that we have 20 chicks in the house right now and 2 cayuga ducklings- the duck house is the next project!!!

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