I want a cupola

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Bammy, Dec 16, 2011.

  1. Bammy

    Bammy Out Of The Brooder

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    Anyone know where i could buy a cupola in central PA? Got a chicken weathervane for my coop last year and it is still not installed. Thanks!
     
  2. Time-Out

    Time-Out Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can I see a photo of your weathervane, please? I got one too, but they're far more expensive than I imagined, so I got the cheapest. It's a little wonky, but I'm going to see if my mum wants to paint it up. She used to do watercolours when I was younger. It'll be a challenge lol!
     
  3. BirdWalkFarm

    BirdWalkFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Hi Bammy ,

    I too wanted a cupola for my chicken coop , but just about fainted when I priced them . I found an unpainted birdhouse that looked very much like the cupola I wanted to buy . I painted it my coop colors and put plexi-glass in the windows ( to keep out unwanted birds ) husband added a base to fit the roof . You can buy larger ones or smaller if needed . Found this one on Ebay . It does not function but looks nice , later will get a weathervane for it . It was 24.99 plus shipping .

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  4. bluebird

    bluebird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh my goodness! that is so cute! How very clever! Will definitely keep that in mind! [​IMG]
     
  5. Time-Out

    Time-Out Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That looks amazing! You've got the cogs in my head turning [​IMG]
     
  6. blessedchick

    blessedchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is beautiful! What a clever idea...and your coop is DARLING![​IMG]
     
  7. Hawkeye95

    Hawkeye95 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Hi Bammy ,

    I too wanted a cupola for my chicken coop , but just about fainted when I priced them . I found an unpainted birdhouse that looked very much like the cupola I wanted to buy . I painted it my coop colors and put plexi-glass in the windows ( to keep out unwanted birds ) husband added a base to fit the roof . You can buy larger ones or smaller if needed . Found this one on Ebay . It does not function but looks nice , later will get a weathervane for it . It was 24.99 plus shipping .

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    VERY creative!! I had been pricing cupolas on Ebay (and every where else) and finally GAVE UP!!! They are too expensive! I even looked into building my own and figured I'd just do that. (in the Spring) But this-- this is great! Most of the work is done and it's so cute! Fabulous! Now off to hunt down bird houses...
     
  8. DazeGoneBy

    DazeGoneBy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm in Texas, and it just makes good sense here in this hot climate to have a "functioning" cupola. Not only looks good, but acts like a chimney to naturally draw hot air up and out of the coop. They are relatively easy to make...it's just a four-sided box to cover a hole in the roof (full disclosure: I just watched while my husband actually made it). [​IMG] It's the cutting angles and putting on shingles that took more effort...don't know what material you used for your roof.

    I did things backwards from you; I got the cupola first, then decided it looked bare and needed a weathervane.

    Anyway, here is mine (I made a quick BYC page for it), with a photo from inside the coop looking up at the cupola.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=101301-restore-weathervane-project

    Best of luck!
     
  9. Hawkeye95

    Hawkeye95 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Oh right! I've talked to you a few times about your coop and cupola project. OKay... right, back on track again-- it's just that the Bird House is soooo stinkin' ADORABLE! LOL! I'm just going to make mine in the Spring. My roof is composite roofing shingles-- like on a house.
     
  10. DazeGoneBy

    DazeGoneBy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey Hawkeye,
    Yep, I'm looking forward to your posting your photos when your coop is done (well, it might be hard to say it is ever DONE. [​IMG] Mine's not.)

    The birdhouse is adorable. People are very creative, and when you price cupolas and/or weathervanes it is shocking how much they sell for. So, making something is the way to go...whether functioning or not.

    Well done, Bammy, for such out-of-the-box creative thinking! It certainly looks very elegant with all the curved lines and details. Very cool. [​IMG]
     
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