Decorating the chicken coop?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by cindyanne1, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. cindyanne1

    cindyanne1 Mother Goose

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    Our chicken coop/tractor/run (however you'd like to call it) is nearly finished and I'm wondering if it's normal to want to decorate it a little.

    Ours is an A-frame style, the apex of the roof being about 7 feet high. I mentioned to my husband that it needs a little rooster weathervane on top. [​IMG] Surprisingly, my husband thought that might be a cute idea.

    I've also always wanted one of those metal stars on the front of the barn. My husband said he didn't like that for "his" barn, but now I'm thinking I could put one on the coop.

    What kinds of decor do you all use on your coops, if anything?
     
  2. allaboutdemchicks

    allaboutdemchicks Chapel Farms

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    I've been thinking of adding old feed store signs to the outside. Like the JAZZ FEED.

    I LOVE the idea of rooser weathervein. Cute, cute! [​IMG]
     
  3. lilchick

    lilchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I painted one of my chicken coops 2 shades of tan and cream.. I bought a large star and painted it to match the barn.
    I also landscaped the front side with shrubs and a small bird bath which faces the yard.
    They run is to the backside of the barn.
    I think it looks good!
     
  4. chickorama

    chickorama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have a million stickers up in ours!!! [​IMG]
     
  5. flopshot

    flopshot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i wanted to do the same thing. i picked up some old plow horse harness peices years back and i have a few old plows as well. i thought one of the plows would make a neat looking roost for the run. i'm having second thoughts on the time clock mounted at the pop door. [​IMG]
     
  6. eggsforsale

    eggsforsale Out Of The Brooder

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    I love the barn star idea and the weather vane also. I bought a "cute" rooster weathervane at a county fair about 5 years ago and never really knew what to do with it. We are now building a new coop and it will have a cupola (sp?) with the weathervane on top!!!
    Can you tell I'm so excited! Being a little creative adds so much fun to the whole project. Go for it!!!
    I'm new here.......from Idaho, newly retired couple, empty nesters!? (at least human kids!), 6 baby Americanas and 2 Rhode Island Reds, 2 black angus steers, 1 golden retriever, 9 wonderful grandkids.
     
  7. Lesa

    Lesa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love decorating and my coop is very visible. So... I have two stars, some painted window frames, a wreath(according to season) and of course, a little garden in front! I also have a large window box, which I fill with colorful flowers and asparagus fern. I can't help myself- if it is there, I have to embellish it!
     
  8. froggie71

    froggie71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Shamong, NJ
    I haven't gotten around to decorating the coop for everyday decor, but I did for Christmas.[​IMG]
     
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  9. Schroeder

    Schroeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a cedar door on my coop, as yet unpainted. I keep thinking how cool it would look to woodburn a picture of a rooster on it. I could then put some type of clear coating over it. Doubt I'll ever get around to it but I love the idea.
     
  10. eggsforsale

    eggsforsale Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow! You guys are my kind of people! Fun ideas from everyone. I can't wait to hear more!!!
     

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