Finally finished building our first coop! (Pic Heavy)

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by LauraP, Jun 8, 2009.

  1. LauraP

    LauraP In the Brooder

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    Hi everyone!

    My husband and I just built our first coop for our young australorps.

    It's 6' x 10' with a 8' x 12' roof. We partially copied the design from the Cage Mahal on the coop design pages. (Thanks!)

    We're still trying to think of a name, maybe something to do with it being lakeside. Suggestions would be appreciated!

    I wish I had taken some pics before this point [​IMG]

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    We built most of it in the boat house.

    Here's the site:
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    Right after we moved it out and started putting roof supports on:
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    Finished!

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    The back:
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    Inside:

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    Our recycled cat litter box nesting box:

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    Pophole door opens from the outside:

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    The window:

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    They seem to like it!
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    Sable loves to watch them, and wishes she could get in to sniff and lick them to death![​IMG]
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  2. RuffTuffCreampuff

    RuffTuffCreampuff Songster

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    Looks great! For a name, how about Lakeside Chicken Lodge.

    Pam
     
  3. capecodpeeps

    capecodpeeps Songster

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    For a name i like....peeping palace
     
  4. chickachickadoo

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    Looks great! That brown is a great color for blending in with the surroundings, I really like it.
     
  5. swedishfish

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    Lakeshore Abode for Kind Egg-layers
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    kinda silly, but that's how I roll, Sushi.
     
  6. LauraP

    LauraP In the Brooder

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    Lakeshore Abode for Kind Egg-layers
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    kinda silly, but that's how I roll, Sushi.

    Lol! I like it! I gotta think about it and see if it sticks and if my husband likes it [​IMG]
     
  7. havi

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    Thats a really nice coop.


    What about Lacus Pullus? (which means Lake Chicken in Latin)
    Chicken Foot Lake
    Hen Palace Lake
     
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  8. Very nice coop...one of the best I have seen!! [​IMG]
    Love the way you showed the predator proof ground cover wire before setting the coop in place...such a better way.....
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    .... as opposed to the hard way...digging 4 trenches after the coop was finished....like I did !! [​IMG]

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  9. sloallie10

    sloallie10 Songster

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    Quote:Awesome.
     
  10. annek

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    sweet! you may want to add a roost branch or two outside in the run. nice job!
     

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