It started out as a NEW COOP... ***UPDATED PIX*****

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by dozen chickens, Jun 2, 2008.

  1. dozen chickens

    dozen chickens Out Of The Brooder

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    It all started because DD has worked hard in the last 2 years and saved to buy a horse. And of course, this years 16 (so far) chicks together with last years 10 means BIGGER COOP NEEDED. We decided that where our current coop is, would be the best place to have a horse corral.

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    The original idea was to convert the gazebo into a coop

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    The boys had something GRANDER in their thoughts. The first load of lumber arrives

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    They built a base to stand the test of time

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    Framing in walls, we will have a tack room on the south (left) side, a grainery in the center, and a coop on the north (right) side

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    The end of day 1

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    Day 2 beings....

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    They decided to add a LOFT

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    Day 3 shows it REALLY coming together. The girls are ALWAYS in the middle of things...

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    Focusing on the coop portion

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    The girls laid an egg in these boxes before we even finished!!!

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    STAY TUNED FOR UPDATEES!!!!! My dear, wonderful hubby and hardworking awesome father in law are working their tails off each and every day making this building beyond my wildest dreams..... I am soooooooooooo thankful for their hardowrk and talent!!!

    Day 4 Is this cool or what!?!?!?

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    End of Day 4

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    The tack room

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    An exit to the run and an exit to the yard

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    Cheeks is checking out the feed room

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    The loft is coming together

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    The inspectors

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    The Foreman

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    Feed Room

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    Really starting to look like a barn

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    Looking great on Day 5

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    The newest addition

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    We even have a bartender

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    Day 6

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    Our son installing outlets

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    It is turning out better than my wildest dreams

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    No more replacing frozen water nonstop!!!!!

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    Our daughter with Daisy

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    Last edited: Jun 4, 2008
  2. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    That's gonna be a chicken place if there ever was one! [​IMG]

    Dawn
     
  3. RayP

    RayP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    beautiful coop, what is the second story for.
     
  4. AngelzFyre

    AngelzFyre Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Love the addition of the loft and what a great place to put it all underneath the weeping willow tree!
    Looks like they are doing an awesome job, please post more photos as they get more done. Can't wait to see the finished coop!
    I know you're beyond excited!
    Thanks for sharing the progress and God Bless your sweet husband and father in law for doing all that for you and the girls!! [​IMG]
     
  5. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    WOW thank your husband and his dad [​IMG]
     
  6. Stumpy

    Stumpy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What a beautiful place you have! That is going to be one fantastic building.
     
  7. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    Whewwww! WOW!
    Can't wait to see what's coming.
     
  8. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2007
    Connecticut
    What is going on top???

    Keep the pics coming!
     
  9. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    very nice job so far. [​IMG]
     
  10. Standard Hen

    Standard Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 17, 2007
    Massachusetts
    What an awesome idea as you can never have enough storage I find! I had one built on the back of the barn, an attached lean to type for hay storage. I would like to know WHY I did not have it made bigger than what it is ?????? The thing is always chock full.
    Looks good, can't wait to see the finished product.
     

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