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Just finished building coop today!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by w8tn4fresheggs, Mar 30, 2007.

  1. w8tn4fresheggs

    w8tn4fresheggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope I can add my photo correctly. New to doing this.

    Just finished building it today and added a few finishing touches. Won't stay clean for long.

    My 7 chicks are sappose to be born on April 9th and be shipped to me on the 10th.

    RIR, BO, AMER, SLW, BR, and two blue bantam silkies.

    Need to get my brooder ready soon. Getting excited!! Been waiting since last May to get started.

    http://farm1.static.flickr.com/204/440161440_872b29f761.jpg

    http://farm1.static.flickr.com/194/440161444_7e8f283cc1.jpg

    http://farm1.static.flickr.com/210/440161448_0a4b011291.jpg

    Steph
     
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  2. George in NH

    George in NH Out Of The Brooder

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    Really nice coop. I have the same plaque (the one on your coop) on the wall in my kitchen.
     
  3. ChrissyNC

    ChrissyNC Out Of The Brooder

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    That's a good looking coop!! Did you take pictures while you were building it? I have almost finished my coop but already don't like the way I designed it, getting plans together for another one.
     
  4. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    It looks great! I love the signs... It adds a nice touch!
     
  5. urbanhomesteader

    urbanhomesteader Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very nice. How long did it take you to build?
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    :DExcellent job! Very pretty. Don't you wish it would stay that way, LOL.
     
  7. w8tn4fresheggs

    w8tn4fresheggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi everyone, I took a few photos as we were building it. It took 2 hours to put together. It is a Henspa, so it came in sections and we put it together. I hope the chickens like it!

    I never go to flea markets. I did last week and that is where I found the barn decor for the outside of the coop. It is so cute and it even has chickens on it. The fresh eggs sign I found at a tractor supply store. On the side is a door that you open up to retrieve your eggs.

    Thanks for the nice welcome!

    Steph
     
  8. Kambi

    Kambi Out Of The Brooder

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    Had to check out your pix after you emailed me:)
    Henspa lovers unite!!![​IMG]

    I will have to take pcture of mine and send in now that its a year old. Still pretty clean. The Keels designed this to have minimal fun and maximum enjoyment.

    One tip: fill the feeder after you move it. Sometime I have put in the entire 50# bag and them tried to move the Henspa. Not a smart way to go.

    Kathy
     
  9. marie_martin

    marie_martin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2007
    Grenada, MS
    Wow, that is nice. And expensive? I just looked up Henspas and wow. Very nice though. I wish I could afford it. Guess I will have to stick with my homemade ones for now. Have to get started on a larger coop soon. Will be getting ideas from all the ones posted here. Thanks for sharing.

    Marie
     
  10. Kambi

    Kambi Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi Marie

    Henspas can seem expensive, but my only other choice would be to buy a garden shed and modify it. Sheds can be about $1000 to $2000 dollars (at Lowe's and Menard's), extra windows are more $, lumber for nesting boxes etc.

    Like I said, for the carpentry-challenged, it was for me. I have friends that spend $800 for a quilt when I could whip one up in no time. Everything's relative;).

    Kathy
     

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