Finally got the new coop finished! **(PICS)**

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by somissemilyy, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. somissemilyy

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    After my old, small coop burned down.. We built another coop. But the sad thing is, there were chickens still in the coop once it burned down, only 3 of my 7 made it out okay and are still alive today. But I'm so loving my new coop..

    This is the door side. Of course, this was a door that was sitting in the attic. Where it is red and like a grid on the door, that was yellow. Very tedious work trying to paint that. I'm no artist. & Nesting boxes will go on this side, later on in the summer.
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    Opposite side from door, window on this side. Pictures further down with window open.
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    Roost to sleep. Which my 3 hens won't use!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] It makes me mad, but I will get over it. As you can see here in this picture, I'm using crates for nesting boxes.
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    Had to separate baby chicks from big hens, so there would be no friction. So chicken wire straight across!
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    I guess while I was taking pictures on this rainy & muggy day. [That's why the pictures don't look so happyish, I guess. LOL!] I forgot to get the eggs.
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    This is a picture of the little door they come out, & another window. I used a old t-shirt to make a flap so it won't be so breeezzzy, when it's cold outside..
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    This is a picture of the opposite side of the door, with the window open.
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    That's all the pictures I have for now. Hope you like it! I probably should have posted this in the chicken coop contest... [​IMG]
     
  2. The Chicken People

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  3. storminstaffs

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    looks good
     
  4. Heckel's Hens

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    I love red coops!! I wanted mine to be red, but it didn't match our other outbuildings. Great job!
     
  5. BayouPoules

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    Well done! [​IMG]
     
  6. somissemilyy

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    Thanks guys! I've always wanted to paint something that was barn red. Well we for to lowes, my color I chose was FLAME! haha
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    Last edited: Mar 14, 2011
  7. Momagain1

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    Feb 13, 2011
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    nice job!!
     
  8. mediazeal

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    I love it
    did you create the plans for it yourself or did you use a plan?
    what are the dimensions?
    its beautiful!
     
  9. MamaChic21

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    very nice [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  10. Lark Rise

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    Like!
     

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