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Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by 09northernchick, Nov 1, 2009.

  1. 09northernchick

    09northernchick In the Brooder

    Apr 29, 2009
    Are they ever completely done?

    We still have a few things to finish up, but we are ready for the long winter ahead. The girls are happy and laying every day! I think it is the daily dose of cuddles and treat that they get [​IMG]

    Here are our 9 new girls!
    This is where the coop will be - the day after the girls arrived!
    Skipping ahead a bit .... the nesting boxes have been installed, the screened window frames added, the coop lymed, the meat bird room made, the floor lino'd, pop door added....
    I made the water and feed containers and the droppings board. We installed the droppings board and used joist hangers to slide in the roost boards. I love this section of the coop. It looks great and keeps the place SO clean!
    The run was built and we used 1/4" mesh to cover it. We installed a couple of roosts and used gravel and crusher dust for the base. That is a sand box you see and yes, they do use it!
    Here is the exterior before we stained and added finishing touches.
    Here is our coop with the final staining, the window box etc.
    I have enjoyed looking and learning from all of you as we planned and built our coop. I'm excited to finally have something to share too!

    More photos and descriptions of how we did certain things are on my byc page.
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2009

  2. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

    Sep 16, 2008
    Levan, UT
    WOW!!!! That's amazing!! Are you renting it out as a vacation cabin?? haa haa!! You guys did great! You should be VERY proud of yourselves!!!
  3. 3goodeggs

    3goodeggs pays attention sporadically

    May 22, 2009
    North Central Florida
    wow. with the fall leaves behind it... beautiful! lucky girls.
  4. chixie

    chixie Songster

    Apr 6, 2009
    kountze texas
    beautiful coop... I love it
  5. eggsrcool

    eggsrcool Sussex Fanatic

    Wow!! Your coop is awesome! Great set up.
  6. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    I'm so jealous!

  7. What a wonderful job you have done- you should be deservedly proud![​IMG]

    I jumped over to your BYC website and noted that you regretted how the screen door swings= escaping chooks. You could build a porch in front of it, if you're looking for more ways to use up time!!! [​IMG]
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2009

  8. loverOFchickens

    loverOFchickens Songster

    Mar 30, 2009
    Hope it works well for you!
  9. Monk

    Monk Songster

    May 10, 2009
    Very nice coop!!!
  10. Germaine_11.20

    Germaine_11.20 Songster

    Jun 6, 2009
    That is a beautiful coop. What is on the floor? Shavings? It almost looks like oyster shell.

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