I finished my coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ncCHICKS, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. ncCHICKS

    ncCHICKS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I started construction October 3rd and am now finished!!! [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    I spent $97.54 in total for everything!!! [​IMG] supernice
    It's built with the run and coop stacked, since our yard is sort of small.
    I will have a garden around it come spring. Also I need to paint it.
    Walmart mistinted the paint. It was supposed to be John Deere green.
    It will be this color until spring though. It's 4x4x2 for the coop and 4x4x3
    for the run.

    I am going to paint the run, but not sure of color yet (suggestions welcome on ANYTHING)
    Don't be worried about offending me, I know it looks crappy. It was built entirely by me, a 15 year old with NO skill in building.

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  2. ncCHICKS

    ncCHICKS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry about the fuzziness. It was like 37 outside and I was trying to watch the dogs and snap pictures. I have palruf up now, it's transparent white/blue. I will TRY to get pics up THURSDAY night.
     
  3. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks good to me! Want to come to my house and build one? [​IMG] I was trying to fix an already built pen today and just broke it more. [​IMG] Guess I'll wait for hubby to do it.
     
  4. ncCHICKS

    ncCHICKS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I'm sure you don't want my "fine" engineering. I tried working with poultry fence and after getting scratched I threw it and grabbed the garden fence.
     
  5. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice coop, I really like the coca cola nest box
     
  6. ncCHICKS

    ncCHICKS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. Will that be good enough for when they start to lay. I took it out because they started pooing in it.


    ALSO some updates. I took out the box. I raised their food and water (it's 4 inches high now) I have to cut out the egg door still. Also I got a shorter roost.
     
  7. lleighmay

    lleighmay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ncChicks- I think you did a fabulous job! Doesn't have anything to do with being 15 or using inexpensive materials... it's all about doing right by your birds and providing a safe and comfortable place for them to live. You should be very proud of your efforts [​IMG]
     
  8. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks good.
     
  9. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

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    Great job. Isn't it fun to get it all together ?
     
  10. ncCHICKS

    ncCHICKS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:YES.
    I called my mom in the middle of a meeting (oops) and yelled in the phone IT"S DONE and her boss said hello over speakerphone (i guess they were expecting a call)
     

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