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Coop is done. They have moved in.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by one_egg_at_a_time, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. one_egg_at_a_time

    one_egg_at_a_time Out Of The Brooder

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    So in two weeks I went from wood to a new home.
    This is the start of the build. Frame went up pretty easy.
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    The roof is on. Got to keep the babies dry.
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    The Hen house being made.
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    All done.....Well After it was made.. I did not know the chicks would get so big. So I need to make the opening bigger.
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    But not to bad for my 1st coop if I do say so myself. [​IMG] My chicks love it!
     
  2. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    Very nice!! Want to come build me one? [​IMG]
     
  3. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    Oh, you might want to put some wire over the little holes in the top (if it's not already...can't tell in the pics)...a raccoon or something could climb in there and get the babies.
     
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2009
  4. SLM

    SLM Out Of The Brooder

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    Nice coop, my son is still planning ours.

    Trying to take the advice from everybody and incorporating it is definitely easier said than done. [​IMG]
     
  5. Evernf

    Evernf Out Of The Brooder

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    Where do you live cant be Wyoming
     
  6. chickens4me

    chickens4me Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very Nice! [​IMG]
     
  7. Zahboo

    Zahboo Simply Stated

    Feb 3, 2009
    Hope Mills, NC
    Lovely, are you going to paint it?
     
  8. Chicken03

    Chicken03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow thats awesome!!! Nice work. [​IMG]
     
  9. thedeacon

    thedeacon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you get much wind, I would suggest you firm up the front overhang. A strong just may rip the metal right through the nails. Otherwise it looks great.
     
  10. flopshot

    flopshot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:+1. that's alot of unsupported roofing. should be around 4" or so. the new tennants look satisfied . [​IMG]
     

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