1. georgialee

    georgialee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2009
    Knoxville, TN
    My mom, grandparents and I all all live/own land on the same street. A house went up for sale next to my mom's house and she decided to buy it just so that condos wouldn't go up on it. It was a house (a cottage, really), a barn and a chicken coop. The chicken coop was COVERED in weeds and vines but hubby took his weed eater over there today and he finally got to see the inside of it. He just called me with the measurements (drumroll, please!)... it's 15'x8' (and 7 feet tall)!!!!! It's all concrete block with hardware wire covering the windows. There's also an all wire hutch (like a rabbit hutch) that would be perfect for a broody pen that is 8'x4'. I could not believe it!!!

    I'm going to start breeding bantam cochins so this could not have come at a better time. I'm already envisioning building a second level in the coop to allow me 6 or so breeding pens total depending on what my needs are in the future. And then I would do a run and let the groups of breeders take turns in it. We have a million predators around here (including dogs... the only daytime predator except for hawks) so I can't let them range at all unfortunately.

    Anyway, I'll post pics as soon as I can get over there. I just had to share with y'all! [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2010
  2. oldchickenlady

    oldchickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cabot, AR
    Yaaay:weee Good for you! I guess you wont be moving it to your house though![​IMG]
     
  3. SilverPhoenix

    SilverPhoenix Bantam Fanatic

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    Very nice--you did hit the jackpot! Congratulations! [​IMG] Sounds like it'll be perfect for your cochin breeding project.
     
  4. highcountrychickens

    highcountrychickens Head Rooster Jouster

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    Congratulations!! OO That's so exciting! Can you post photos? [​IMG] [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  5. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady Premium Member

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    Can't wait to see pix! You are just too lucky! Sounds like a wonderful building and so close to your house.[​IMG]
     
  6. 1_FnkyFrm

    1_FnkyFrm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats on the new coop!.. What part of knoxville are you in?
     
  7. joletabey

    joletabey SDWD!!!!

    Apr 9, 2009
    western NC
    Fantastic!! Do post pictures!
     
  8. georgialee

    georgialee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2009
    Knoxville, TN
    I'm in South Knoxville. How 'bout you? [​IMG]

    Here's some pics:

    the outside:
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    view from the door:
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    view to the left of the door:
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    the wire pen:
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  9. tri-5-ron

    tri-5-ron Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow ! that thing looks more like FORT KNOX-ville !!! LOL!
    I guess you wont be having any predator problems !!!
    Congrats !
     
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2010
  10. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    OOOOOOOOOOOOOOO lots of potential. Good solid door. May need some paint to help keep it from rotting. Windows look good for ventilation. Reinforce to be safe. Nice little pen to start with but you know with that coop it's gonna have to be made bigger!!

    Paint Paint Paint! Time to hit up Lowe's and Home Depot's mistints. I see a pretty pale yellow background with pictures and murals of happy chickens and dancing eggs with little feet sticking out. OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooo such potential!!!

    HAVE FUN!!!!!
     

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