Coop is Finished !!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by TheChickenProject, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. TheChickenProject

    TheChickenProject Out Of The Brooder

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    The coop is finally finished and the chickens home!! I only wanted three birds but ended up with five. One Frizzle, one maren, one polish and two EE's.

    I decided to finish above the door and under the run with hardware cloth. I wanted the extra measure of protection.

    I added the link to my page with a better description of the project.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=58078

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  2. kulangi

    kulangi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great Job!!..Looks great. How long did it take you and how much did cost you for the entire project? I am planning to build a coop similar to yours.
     
  3. Anguissette

    Anguissette Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh it is so beautiful!

    Hmmmmm, never thought I would be saying THAT about chicken coops! I have lost my mind!
     
  4. Sledrock

    Sledrock Out Of The Brooder

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    Very nice coop and good job! Looks Great!

    Thanks for taking lots of pictures and explaining your contruction as you went!
     
  5. TheChickenProject

    TheChickenProject Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I finished the project around $275.00. But remember, that is with donated material from friends and scrap / cut lumber from the hardware store. It took alot of planning to build with four foot boards rather than buying a 8 foot piece. (The scrap cuts were all 4 foot). The hardware cloth was the most expensive. I have about 100.00 worth of it. I can't tell you how many times I miss cut a board. (Measure twice, cut once.)

    I didn't factor in the new saw blade since I dulled my old one ripping the treated lumber. I also purchased a staple gun from Harbor Freight that is not reflected in the cost. Extra section of fence and some full length boards added to the final total.

    Now the extras start. I want to purchase lighting for inside the coop and a wireless camera to monitor from inside. I'll have to run electric to the coop for this which will add to the cost.
     
  6. helloroe

    helloroe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations on mastering the art of chicken math. :)

    The coop looks great. I like it!
     
  7. Gypsea

    Gypsea Out Of The Brooder

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    Great job on this. And a low price to boot!

    I like the PVC feeder thing-a-ma-bob. Clever.

    Cheers,

    Gypsea
     
  8. crawfordmama

    crawfordmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wonderful coop! I especially like the door.[​IMG]
     
  9. Unclebean

    Unclebean Rest in Peace 1977-2013

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    Looks great! I like the feeder too!
     
  10. TheChickenProject

    TheChickenProject Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you everyone for the comments on the coop.
    I just installed a security camera in the coop to watch them in the evening. It's interesting to see them nudge each other for the best spot on the perch. I assume the dominant one gets her spot but so far, they are still working out who is top bird.
     

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