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Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by djackjr, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. djackjr

    djackjr Songster

    Sep 24, 2008
    Graham Wa.
    In other words I have not started yet. [​IMG]

    Oh I did put the posts in ground for the run, still have to finish that too!!! sigh.. [​IMG]

    So today I ordered a new barn style shed, [​IMG] , Once it is build on site by the company (ok I am lazy I admit it [​IMG]) I can move stuff out of the old one and build the coop!!!! then order eggs or chickens hmmm need RIR..... [​IMG]

  2. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
    always changing
    Sure hope the delivery of the new shed arrives quickly! Now get out there and start emptying the old shed pronto! [​IMG]
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Get to work, you'll be glad you did.
  4. hungryhensfarm

    hungryhensfarm Songster

    Mar 24, 2009
    I have spent the last two weeks moving to a new home. I have had to leave my chickens at

    my old place temporarily. My husbands family lives next door to the old place so they are

    keeping an eye on them for me until I can move them to my new home. I work full time as

    well, so it is left to my dh and my son to build a new coop here. They have not been in any

    hurry to build as of yet so I placed an order for 11 ameraucanas. They have a bee in their

    bonnets now. Of course, I haven't told them yet that the new chicks won't be here until the

    first week in May. But if it were just me. I would order a storage shed to use as a coop just

    because I'm not the builder type. I wish you much success in building yours.
  5. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

    Nov 18, 2007
    My Coop
    We built out first coop. The second one I bought a shed at a shed place that was going out of business and converted it. I have been planning on building another coop, but instead I think I'll put an addition on my existing one.
  6. flopshot

    flopshot Songster

    Feb 17, 2009
    sometimes it's hard to get going. i've been working on mine for six weeks. the time change helped but so far it's rained every weekend i had off and it's looking like this weekend will be a washout too. of course, every other weekend that i do work it been great weather. [​IMG]
  7. Schroeder

    Schroeder Songster

    Nov 9, 2008
    Central Indiana
    My Coop
    I started on mine last September and just finished it. Although it turned out great, if I had it to do over again I think I would buy a minibarn and convert it. Every little latch, wire, etc. adds $$ up fast. The price on the prebuilts seemed high at first, but the more I spent on my own creation, the cheaper the prebuilt seemed.

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