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Coop & Run are almost done! (Pictures)

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Picky Chicky, Oct 6, 2008.

  1. Picky Chicky

    Picky Chicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I usually leave the construction projects to DH, but this weekend I was SO excited about getting the coop and run ready for our new chickens (that we'll hopefully find at the Farmville event on the 18th) that I helped him with putting it together.

    I can't recall who on the forum mentioned that she and her kids used the sticky linoleum squares to line her coop, but I stole her idea and at the moment (pre-chicken poop) it looks really neat!

    Anyways... enjoy!

    Before the run...
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    Laminated the coop floor - at least it looks nice at the moment... pre-poop.
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    Construction of the run...
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    I'll update with after pictures when we get there. Unfortunately DH and I can't really do anything until Thursday at the soonest - depending on the weather.

    Thanks for looking!
     
  2. newchickmom

    newchickmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice coop! Very pretty inside! And outside!
     
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  3. wilds of pa

    wilds of pa Chillin' With My Peeps

    AVandrie, Nice design, really like the nest box set up to...Nice puppy dog there as well...

    Charlie
     
  4. mylittlehof

    mylittlehof Out Of The Brooder

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    wow - very nice - ur girls will be happy there! [​IMG]
     
  5. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats a great coop [​IMG] Did you and hubby build it or buy it? Maybe you posted about it before, but i missed it. I love the floor, it looks great.
     
  6. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks Great [​IMG]
     
  7. spook

    spook Chillin' With My Peeps

    Can I ask a stupid question? What is the mesh on the bench? Now a comment...can I rent it first, this coop looks better then my house- ha ha ha. Seriously, Nice job. I hope you enter this in one of the contests that they have.
     
  8. Picky Chicky

    Picky Chicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:We cheated and bought the coop. It was stupid-expensive, but DH didn't have enough time to build it before I planned on bringing in my girls. The run on the other hand of course was us - slightly lopsided and all. [​IMG]
     
  9. spook

    spook Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:We cheated and bought the coop. It was stupid-expensive, but DH didn't have enough time to build it before I planned on bringing in my girls. The run on the other hand of course was us - slightly lopsided and all. [​IMG]

    The girls don't care, that is the best thing about our feathered friends...it can look like [email protected] and they are happy!
     
  10. Picky Chicky

    Picky Chicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Not a stupid question at all as I'm not entirely certain, but I think it was meant to be the roost. The mesh is a sturdy wire that's thickly coated in some black stuff. Real technical huh? [​IMG]

    I was shocked at how fun the flooring came out. Of course it looks great now, but once the girls have their way with it - there will be poop-covered pine shavings all over it. I'm just hoping it'll help come coop-cleanup-time.

    Thanks so much for the kind words!! Since I bought the coop I'm not sure I'll enter it into a contest - doesn't seem very fair for those who built their coops. [​IMG]
     

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