Found the perfect spot

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by jgconnor, Sep 28, 2010.

  1. jgconnor

    jgconnor Out Of The Brooder

    My wife and I just bought a 4 yr. old 1700 sq. ft. modular home on 7 acres 5 miles outside of town. Nearest neighbor is measured in hundreds of yards. There's a beautiful stand of Knotty Pines behind the house. I'm going to drop just enough to accommodate the coop and build the coop/yard under the trees. It's far enough away from the house that we won't smell the yard, but close enough to make the walk to it easy. The trees will provide wonderful shade in the summer and some protection from snow in the winter. Come spring, we'll be ready to bring home the birds![​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2010
  2. Muggsmagee

    Muggsmagee Menagerie Mama

    Dec 15, 2009
    Central NY
  3. Karens62

    Karens62 Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 10, 2010
    Marion, NC
    Congrats on your purchase of a new home, complete with a cozy spot for your girls!
  4. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly I failed Chicken Math

    Jul 18, 2010
    Central Florida
    Don't forget the pictures!
  5. jgconnor

    jgconnor Out Of The Brooder

    Quote:Thanks for the reminder! They're on the digicam. Just gotta load 'em on my PC and then post.
  6. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2009
    Sounds wonderful!

    I dream that we will find someplace someday where we can keep roosters and don't have to give away our little cockerels.
  7. BWKatz

    BWKatz Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 22, 2010
    [​IMG] Make sure u take pics of ur coop as u build for next yrs contest.
  8. mgw

    mgw Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2010
    Eastern Wa.
    Happy for you and new home and acres. Sounds like a nice setting for a coop and run keep us posted on progress with pics.
  9. NottinghamChicks

    NottinghamChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Congrats [​IMG] on your new home and enjoy making it just right for all, including your feathered freinds [​IMG] Nothing like creating a place for everyone to feel comfy:)
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    I don't know anything about pines etc. but wonder if they are strong enough to stand high winds and heavy snow cover. I remember last winter and thru other storms some BYCERS had trees come down on their coops and flatten them. Maybe your climate isn't that severe. Sounds like you found a great place to live - lucky you.

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