Finally it's my turn! Coop/RUN DONE! Recycled.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by 4theloveofhens, Aug 14, 2010.

  1. 4theloveofhens

    4theloveofhens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Alright, so finally, after what seems like years (really only a couple months) we we're finally able to build the coop. Since we were waiting to move into our new duplex and couldn't start building until we got here, it's been a LONG WAIT. $400 later, it's done. That's about $250 more than we wanted to spend but -- we we're sort of under a time crunch since the place that my chickens were staying at we're being neglected - no food or water for days and it's been in the 90's. So unfortunately we didn't have a lot of time to find "salvaged" roofing and some other things, but we did recycle a lot of materials and I think I did the local restore proud. Check out my BYC page to see the details. It still needs a few finishing touches, pain on the little window on the side and the poop board needs to be installed, but the girls are so used to a tiny 4x4 cage that they've been in for the past two months that they are astounded by the space.

    I am so proud of the four girls, since last night was their first night and 2 managed to figure out at dusk it's time to go inside the coop, while the other two needed some help lifting. Then they layed on the ground, so we placed each of them up on their roost and they were so cute, carefully turning around. They haven't been on anything higher than about 5 inches, now they are about 2 feet up! hehe.

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    Look at my BYC page for the whole project! Click on why-o-why construction to see the coop construction!
     
  2. 1_FnkyFrm

    1_FnkyFrm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Looks great!
     
  3. Amyh

    Amyh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks wonderful!!
     
  4. chuckzoo

    chuckzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2009
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    Beautiful job!

    I bet your chickens can not believe their luck! I love the red door, wish I could paint mine like that but mine needs to be low key.
     
  5. drdoolittle

    drdoolittle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 30, 2010
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    You did a really great job o that! I bet your girls just love it![​IMG]
     
  6. Sebrightmom

    Sebrightmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 26, 2008
    Greencastle, IN
    Great Job!!![​IMG]
     
  7. pontoosuc

    pontoosuc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome! [​IMG]
     
  8. drdoolittle

    drdoolittle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 30, 2010
    NE Indiana
    I know I'm going to sound stupid, but what is a poop board? [​IMG]
     
  9. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Impressive!
     
  10. oldchickenlady

    oldchickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 9, 2010
    Cabot, AR
    Very nice for the money you spent! I love the red door! the only thing I would change is the ladder up into the coop, seems like the crossbars are a little far apart...I would actually make it a solid board with strips of wood across it so they don't slide. Otherwise you did a great job with the materials you had. I really like seeing what other people make out of things that I maybe wouldn't have thought about using. You go, girl!
     

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