Coop is finished!!!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by rubysmom, May 30, 2008.

  1. rubysmom

    rubysmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My husband has built this beautiful coop for us and I just have to show it off!!!! Isn't it spendid? I have 5 very lucky chickens.



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  2. mmajw

    mmajw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2008
    Maine
    That is a fabulous coop and run. [​IMG]
    That is not cedar bark mulch though is it?
     
  3. rubysmom

    rubysmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We do have some bark on the side yards? I don't know if its cedar or not? Oh no, is that bad?
     
  4. mmajw

    mmajw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2008
    Maine
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  5. CarlaRiggs

    CarlaRiggs Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm so impressed! [​IMG] The hen house is wonderful ~ I like the rustic look of it. The run is great, also. Do you have a clear roof over the run? I wouldn't worry about any cedar bark.... the odors will dissipate and not bother those lucky hens.
    If you have time, would you please post photographs of the inside?
    Tell your husband he's done a wonderful job with the coop/run. Really, really a great job.

    Carla
     
  6. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    thats a nice looking coop an run.your girls will love it.
     
  7. rubysmom

    rubysmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Carla and everyone!

    We have about 1/4 of the run covered with that corrugated plastic roofing stuff, but since we live in Oregon we will probably be covering the rest of it shortly [​IMG]

    We lucked out the hen house materials, its actually sided with a fence that one of our neighbors took down and we were able to get the 2x4s and windows at a recycled building materials place.

    I'll posts some pics of the inside later on so you can check it out!

    So you think the bark mulch isn't a problem? Its been in the yard for over a year?
     
  8. dedern

    dedern Out Of The Brooder

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    That is fabulous!!!! Good luck with the girls.
     
  9. mmajw

    mmajw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2008
    Maine
    They have had access to it for a year, with no problems??? If, so then I am sure it is fine.
     
  10. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    Cedar shavings are a problem when used in a confined area like in a brooder or as deep litter in a coop.

    I'd say it would be fine in the great outdoors as mulch - especially if it's already been out a year or more.

    The oils in cedar that give it such a great aroma are what can be dangerous for small animals that are forced to breathe in the fumes given off by the cedar bedding.

    Great coop!
     

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