Finished our coop, pics - THANK YOU, BYC!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by GardenGal, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. GardenGal

    GardenGal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, close to finished [​IMG] We will have to replace the chicken wire with hardware cloth, but for now they're just out when we're home - and since we work from home a lot, that's quite a bit. We built the coop from pallets and salvaged lumber, and the run from salvaged lumber. Not a lot of money, but definitely some sweat equity! So grateful for all I've learned from you guys. Still have a lot to learn, but that's okay. No one's given me the stink eye for a while now [​IMG]

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  2. chicken_noob

    chicken_noob Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks great.
     
  3. allieloveschickens

    allieloveschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice job! I love the purple [​IMG] Also that is a great photo of your chicken!
     
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  4. ChickenSahib

    ChickenSahib Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I plan on also doing a pallet coop.

    What was most efficient in taking apart the pallets? Any other pointers? [​IMG]
     
  5. Sinfonian

    Sinfonian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats from yet another Washingtonian. And I thought my coop was cheap to build. Bravo! You're spoiling your chickens, as they should be!
     
  6. wava1vaughn

    wava1vaughn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi from Ga. Looks good [​IMG]
     
  7. spotstealer

    spotstealer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks great! How bad are your winters (I'm thinking about the ventilation you have. It could be drafty in the winters, depending on the climate you endure.
     
  8. GardenGal

    GardenGal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you!

    Winters are usually pretty uneventful, highs in the low 50s, lows in the low 40s. I think I went overboard after reading about the importance of ventilation! We had talked about blocking it up a bit before it gets chilly, forgot about that.

    Oh yes, and the paint was left over from another project. DIY definitely takes longer though. Almost August and I told my husband we'd be done in two weeks! And he believed me! Mwah hah hah!
     
  9. stubbornhill

    stubbornhill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Love your coop and your little Speckled Sussex! I'm sure they will enjoy their new home. [​IMG]
     
  10. BooBear

    BooBear Chicken Cuddler

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    Great job! [​IMG]
    Love the sky light, it makes the coop bright n airy feeling. I think your vent openings are good.
     

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