First Coop Completed

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by terryc, Jun 16, 2007.

  1. terryc

    terryc In the Brooder

    Jun 5, 2007
    Texas Hill Country
    Hello y'all from the Texas Hill Country!

    We finished our first coop earlier this week and the girls are moved in and are very happy.

    We looked around this website and used a combination of ideas we found here. Our goal was to keep the cost down and decided to go on the hunt for as much free wood as we could find. Well....did y'all know there are stacks and stacks of discarded wood behind your local Lowes?? Except for the plywood, hardware cloth and paint we had to buy, everything else came from discarded wood found behind our local Lowes store. We found 2x4's, 2x2's, 1x3's all behind Lowes from discarded crates that mowers and tractors are received in. We asked the store manager if we cound have some scrap wood from behind the store and he said. "take all you want."

    It took about 2 weekends to complete the project, but it came out well. The coop is 4'x8' with a plywood roof painted white ( six coats ) to help keep the heat down in the summer. It has been in the low 90's most of this week and the coop has stayed very cool inside. Much cooler than I expected.

    Thank you for a great website. It is a great source for poultry keeping.

    Here are the pictures:


  2. joanm

    joanm Songster

    May 13, 2007
    Great looking coop! Lowes you say? I'll keep that in mind![​IMG]
  3. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Songster

    May 23, 2007
    Clarion County
    how cute !

    Good Job [​IMG]

    Hens must be happy
  4. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Songster

    Apr 8, 2007
    Looks great!
  5. Lano

    Lano Hatching

    Jun 14, 2007
    Lefors, Texas
    You done good! I admire your resourcefullness.
  6. Judymae

    Judymae Songster

    Apr 22, 2007
    Merit, Tx
    That is sooo cute! I just love it!
  7. Over Easy

    Over Easy In the Brooder

    Jun 16, 2007
    Thats looks really nice [​IMG]
  8. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    Hey, I really like this! May have to steal your design for my next one!

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