Glenn Cottage Eggery New Photos 8/31/08

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by rebbetzin, Sep 1, 2008.

  1. rebbetzin

    rebbetzin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 4, 2008
    Tucson AZ
    Today I managed to get the front wall and door of the coop finished.
    I was not all that confident in being able to make the door, but, I was
    pleasantly surprised I was able to figure it out!

    Here is a photo of the front of the coop with the pop door closed.


    This is a close up of the door closed.


    and this is a close up of the door opened.


    Tomorrow I have a ton of laundry to do. But, I hope
    to finish the nest box and the back wall tomorrow..

    Next will be adding the hardware cloth to the upper
    portion of the coop. I am leaving quite a bit of open
    space. Since here in AZ I will have more trouble with
    over heating than being too cold. I figure I can make
    some sort of covering for the open areas for our five
    or six nights a year that we get temperatures in the 30's.

    I am thinking of making some quilted covers for the
    open areas. Maybe using cup hooks and grommets
    and/or loops of fabric to attach them to the coop.

    Do you think that would be enough of a covering for
    the open areas in a climate that seldom gets winter
    temperatures below the mid 70's in the daytime
    and 50's at night?
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2008
  2. lilshadow

    lilshadow Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 8, 2008
    Milaca, MN
    I love your coop. Your girls are going to love it. Great job.
  3. Heather J

    Heather J Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2008
    If your temps don't actually reach freezing you probably don't even need the quilt covers, though they would be very cute! If you're concerned it's going to dip slightly below freezing, by all means, do the quilt covers. I'm sure they're be plenty, the chickens can handle an awful lot of cold.
  4. rebbetzin

    rebbetzin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 4, 2008
    Tucson AZ
    I will have to look for just the PERFECT type of fabric...[​IMG]

    hmmm... Maybe I can make something that would hook on and surround the entire screened area on the top and then close it tightly with velcro.
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2008
  5. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    That is really beautiful,good job
    really nice:thumbsup
  6. Lady Lakenvelder

    Lady Lakenvelder Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 17, 2008
    Imlay city, michigan
  7. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 27, 2008
    Russia, NY
    very nice coop and color scheme.
  8. Chicabee19

    Chicabee19 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2008
    I'm totally in LOVE with your coop! When we go driving it's always the blue and white houses I point out to my guy.

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