Introduction and Here's My Coop, I added more pics now. :-)

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by There A Chick, Jun 27, 2008.

  1. There A Chick

    There A Chick Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello, I am one happy chick to have discovered this website. Actually some pony girls brought it up on ultimatedressage.com, that's how I found out about it. I live in IA and otherwise have horses, this is my first foray into fowl.

    So, I've been learning alot. I copied a pattern posted here by rbarrett who thankfully posted alot of pics of his coop.

    My boss basically did everything as I am totally clueless on building stuff, I mean, I've never done it before at all. Now I learned how to frame and how to roof! He has an air nailer.[​IMG]

    Here is my coop so far, but we now have the front on and almost have the storm door attached. I still have to trim it, paint it, cut the little chicken door, and build my run.

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    I'll take more pics this weekend too.

    Anyway, nice to meet you all, seems like a very nice friendly board.
     
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  2. Nuggetsowner:)

    Nuggetsowner:) Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You coop looks great! So glad you found the site. I can't wait to see your continued progress on your coop and eventually pics of your chicks!! Welcome! [​IMG]
     
  3. Jolyn

    Jolyn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 5, 2008
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    Very nice!! I can't wait to see the finished product!!

    Oh and welcome to the board!! Be careful though it's very addictive!!![​IMG]
     
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  4. injunjoe

    injunjoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the board! Great place!

    Coop looks great too!
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  5. There A Chick

    There A Chick Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the warm welcome.

    Here's another pic of the coop further along:

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    We still have to finish putting the door hardware on, hence the ladder holding the door shut. I liked the clear panel that rbarret had on his so I copied that too. The windows open from the outside, I don't think that was intended but I think it will work good.

    This shot is standing real close to the front and looking up. We added mesh to close the gap on the rafters so the sparrows can't fly in there. I need to do the same on the back side.

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    And, here's my peeps![​IMG]
    27 Gold Star pullets which I will be splitting with a friend. I'm having fun watching them already. Cute little buggers.

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  6. Jolyn

    Jolyn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 5, 2008
    Northern California
    Awwwwwww very cute babies!!!!!
     
  7. Linda in San Diego

    Linda in San Diego Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks good!

    My Delightful Dozen go back to the coop each evening like clock work, but I am glad they have an enclosed run for most of the day. In the late afternoon I let them out for an hour or 3 and they fill their crops and return to the coop at sunset or soon afterwards.

    Best of luck, and BTW, your coop looks excellent!
     
  8. Linda in San Diego

    Linda in San Diego Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Forgot to say, the sparrows keep going in the run while the Delightful Dozen are out in the yard! Then I have to chase them out before dusk! LOL
     
  9. CATRAY44

    CATRAY44 Lard Cookin Chicken Woman

    What a lovely place for your chickens! Welcome and glad you are here! You are right, this is a friendly place, lots of help, encouragement, wisdom, and kind redirections when needed. I have yet to see any ugliness go on.
     
  10. Scrambled Egg

    Scrambled Egg Flock Mistress

    Aug 29, 2007
    Fayetteville, NC
    Cute coop & chicks!! Welcome to BYC!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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