coup & run finalized - eager to get home

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by DazeGoneBy, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. DazeGoneBy

    DazeGoneBy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ***Edit*** Pics posted on reply 18/19****

    We got our chicks first, THEN began work on a coup. Probably not the optimal order of things, but heck, that coup (see my page) would have taken us at least 4 months without the pressure of having the girls in the house waiting on us to finish.

    As it is, the coup was mostly finished by the 25th (that's less than 3 weeks of hard effort during each spare minute!) , except for a few final touches that we now have up. Most especially the coon-proof latches. So, today was the big day, and this morning, we ceremoniously carried the baby girls in the run, threw out a small chunk of banana, some raisins, some grit to get 'em scratching and put some ice in their water jug.

    Can't wait to get home and see how they did! I'll take some photos to post now that it is all complete...hate to mess with the original page since it's part of the coup contest.
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  2. Jferlisi

    Jferlisi i dont eat chicken!!!!

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    nice job. [​IMG] Thats really amazing.
     
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  3. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks so nice, you guys did a great job! luv the chicks there so cute!
     
  4. JP101010

    JP101010 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Spectacular Job with everything !! [​IMG]
     
  5. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    It's looking adorable! Your DH really put a lot of effort into the fine details (or was that your prodding?) [​IMG]. And your girls are cutie-pies! [​IMG] Are two of them bantams, or is the orp looking chicken just older?? 'Cause your yellow chicken looks huge compared to the other two. Does your neighbor have chickens too (I was eyeing the playhouse looking shed beyond the fence...lol)???
     
  6. SmokinChick

    SmokinChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice use of space. Very nice coop. Happy Chicks!
     
  7. DazeGoneBy

    DazeGoneBy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Aw, thanks everybody! It's all due to our research on this site so a big shout-out to those who paved the way for us. :)

    Yes, DH was a carpenter in his early career, and we have worked for 13 year restoring our 120-yr-old victorian home. There is ALWAYS a project that needs doing. But, as I said, we had the sweet chirrups of the girls guilting us into making that coop top priority!

    The story on the breed/age/how we got them is in this post (https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=547908), which explains the bit of a scare we got with the Buff, Aunt B.

    We are picking her up this afternoon, and are so excited to see her again. We need to do more reading on medications to keep on-hand so we can handle something like this on our own next time. Again, with the info. on this site, we feel capable of almost anything poultry-related! (We need a smilie icon of a chicken in a superman outfit!)

    We are in the city, no HOA rules apply. We are on a corner, so only 2 neighbors...one moved and put their house up for sale 1 month ago, the other moved and has leased their house out for 2 years now. We plan to keep things nice and clean and quiet (we researched breeds that should be quiet, but I know that all boils down to individual personality!) and hope nobody ever has an issue with us and our Pets With Benefits! [​IMG]
     
  8. Hawkeye95

    Hawkeye95 Chillin' With My Peeps

    LOVE it! how did you make the cupola? Is there a hole in the roof for ventilation, or is it decoration? Either way, I want to build a cupola and am still a bit stumped! Great job! Looks so cute!
     
  9. Nicolette'sFarmette

    Nicolette'sFarmette Out Of The Brooder

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    Very nicely done! Love the cupola ( we have one on our coop too [​IMG] )
     
  10. DazeGoneBy

    DazeGoneBy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ventilation.
     
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