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Coops are they always a work in progress?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by saltnprepper, Jan 14, 2012.

  1. I have something to fix, add or alter it seems almost daily. I got a final water set up yesterday. Today I notice when we get a long over night rain there is a drip from the lid of the nesting box. So DH got up in the garage rafters and pulled me down a piece of siding. The coop has a new roof today. I still have to secure it but its raining. Old Coop Roof.

    New Roof in place.
    Clean Dry and Happy
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2012

  2. PEI chicken

    PEI chicken Songster

    Aug 13, 2010
    Yes, it seems like there is something to alter or fix every day!

    I added a leather pull strap (made from an old belt) to the coop door today to make it easier to open. The wood swells in this damp weather.

    Anyway, once chicken math kicks in, you may need to build a bigger coop too! It is unending! Ha! I'm having so much fun with my chickens I don't mind.[​IMG]
  3. Creed Bennett

    Creed Bennett Songster

    Aug 25, 2011
    Western Kentucky
    I know what you mean. My coops and runs are a constant work in progress. I had a small coop similar to the one you have and that is exactly how I fixed the leaky roof issue.
  4. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Songster

    Apr 11, 2011
    Yes they are, even if it doesn't need fixing you're always finding something to update.
  5. Gullygarden

    Gullygarden Chirping

    Jul 2, 2011
    Yes, work in progress: here is the gutter I just had to add due to the wet winter:
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  6. Dutch552

    Dutch552 Chirping

    Jul 12, 2011
    Hart County, KY
    I built my latest coop this summer and it is an ever-changing project. Changing the next boxes, food/water locations, imrpovements to the door, adding decorative trim, etc.
  7. reksat

    reksat Chirping

    Mar 7, 2011
    Yes always a work in progress. Yesterday with about a foot of snow and the wind blowing around 35 mph and temps below 0 the snow was blowing in my vents located at the top of the roof and onto my ladies roost .(never had this happen thus far) I had to fabricate a shutter and screw it in to place temporarily to keep the snow off their backs until the weather breaks and then go out and take it off. The work never seems to be finished.

  8. jeepguy982001

    jeepguy982001 Songster

    Oct 4, 2011
    athens, wv
    yes it does. I'm already contemplating moving my external nesting box and human door in the spring. lol
  9. joan1708

    joan1708 Songster

    May 14, 2011
    DFW - mid cities, Tx
    That looks like the perfect set up to add rain barrels!
  10. LOL in one word yes! We have a rather big coop and it still seems like we are always wanting to add or change something.

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