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Day one of construction is over, and I'm pretty proud of myself!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Cloverleaf Farm, Sep 12, 2009.

  1. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

    Sep 16, 2008
    Levan, UT
    I don't get help from hubby, cuz they're "MY" birds, and he doesn't want anything to do with them...so...since I decided the Faverolles need a new coop and run, where they can be all together, and not scattered about the yard in temporary pens, I started construction today. My niece did help me clear the ivy from the area the other day, but other than that, it's all me...

    This first pic is the area, all cleared and ready for construction..


    This is the end of day 1...Flooring is down (I know it's ideal to have framing down below, with space between the ground and the floor, but it's just not gonna happen) and corner posts are up. Over on the left is the old horse-trough that I cut in half and with a few adjustments, it will be the nest-boxes...


  2. ibradly

    ibradly Chirping

    Sep 13, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ, USA
    Looking good! I'm building a new coop/run for my birds also. Doing it myself little by little. When time and $$ permit. It'll get done before too long. Keep at it. [​IMG]
  3. Hoosiermomma

    Hoosiermomma Songster

    Jun 6, 2009
    S.E Ind
    Great job so far. Keep plugging away and you'll have it done in no time!
  4. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Good for you!! [​IMG] Keep it up and keep us updated as you progress...
  5. Scoop

    Scoop Songster

    Jan 16, 2009
    Central PA
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  6. wildorchid053

    wildorchid053 Songster

    May 12, 2009
    syracuse area, ny
    i am proud of ya all.. my hubby built the one i designed but you are doing the work yourselves and that takes guts.. you go girl!!!. these lazy men drive me crazy.. glad mine isn't like that.. way to go
  7. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Songster

    Aug 5, 2009
    Middleton, WI

  8. Shannon's Chix

    Shannon's Chix Songster

    Apr 30, 2009
    N.E. Florida
    Great job! You SHOULD be proud of yourself! [​IMG]

    This is for hubby...[​IMG] [​IMG]
  9. Julie's Silkies

    Julie's Silkies Songster

    Jul 27, 2008
    Gloucester, Virginia
    Nice job. Dont think I could have done that by myself [​IMG]
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2009
  10. Big C

    Big C J & C Farms

    Dec 15, 2008
    Vernon Texas
    Looks good!
    Also. it looks as if to the left of the pic that that area is a downslope? That would be great since you will need some runoff during rains. Just be sure to have some good ventilation when you need it.
    Good job!
    My wife surprised me the other day, she went out and helped me close up the coops. First time ever...
    Luck to you from Texas.

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