gettin started! progress being made new pics!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ginger c., May 21, 2011.

  1. ginger c.

    ginger c. Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so here we go! we start construction on the coop today. we're using pallets (yes we're doing this on the "cheep") we have a salvaged screen door, which is pretty cool, and a bucket of mis-tint paint (don't know why the didn't want it it's a beautiful color!). anyway wish us luck! we've been happily married for almost 12 yrs, i have a feeling this will be our first real test!![​IMG] we'll post pics as we go!

    total cost so far $25.



    edit: new pics of progress below at post #10
     
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  2. hisdaughter

    hisdaughter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have a grea time building your coop. It's so exciting to see it progress and even more exciting when you can put your flock into it. Have a blessed time!
     
  3. wheresmypeeps

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    How did it go? We need to build a coop cheaply, too, so would love to know! [​IMG]
     
  4. ginger c.

    ginger c. Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:well so far it's slow going considering that we really don't know what we're doing! [​IMG] i've got my salvaged door sanded and ready to paint, and DH is taking the pallets apart so we can build the walls. i know it'll turn out great but i'm one of those get it done now folks! and [​IMG] DH is more the let's do it right by taking our time people!
    we'll keep you posted as to the hidden costs and pitfalls if any! [​IMG]
     
  5. wheresmypeeps

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    ginger c. :

    Quote:well so far it's slow going considering that we really don't know what we're doing! [​IMG] i've got my salvaged door sanded and ready to paint, and DH is taking the pallets apart so we can build the walls. i know it'll turn out great but i'm one of those get it done now folks! and [​IMG] DH is more the let's do it right by taking our time people!
    we'll keep you posted as to the hidden costs and pitfalls if any! [​IMG]

    Hahaha.... sounds a lot like my husband and I. Driving me nuts to wait it out while they sit in my make-shift temporary shelter. Hopefully [​IMG] within a few days... [​IMG]
     
  6. ginger c.

    ginger c. Chillin' With My Peeps

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    this coop building is kicking our a****![​IMG] Dh has gotten the floor framed, the joists in place and it's up on it's 16" legs!! [​IMG] just wishing i had taken a woodworking class somewhere along the way, i'm not much help![​IMG]

    please send good coop building karma our way!!![​IMG]
     
  7. monsterkx500

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    My next coop is going to be built out of pallets. It going to be 8 X 12 I got all the pallet I need. I just need to find the time to build it.[​IMG]
     
  8. wheresmypeeps

    wheresmypeeps Out Of The Brooder

    Well, we got them into a better 'temporary housing' ~ barbed wire under our deck (and a wire dog crate to lock them in at night with overhanging wood above it and a perch). They seem happy and have laid 4 eggs in four days, so we are encouraged! I know one pest I will not worry about... our scrawny cat ~ I checked on the hens and found the cat had gotten out our slider screen and was in the cage/crate. The hens (who each definitely outweigh the cat) wear standing at the door to the crate. The kitty looked puffy and alarmed. She was ever so delighted to flee when the chance finally came! Hahaha... I laughed so hard! [​IMG]
     
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  9. ginger c.

    ginger c. Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. ginger c.

    ginger c. Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so here's where we're at, and the girls are big helpers!


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