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Just finished my Garden Ark!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ondreeuh, Jul 13, 2010.

  1. ondreeuh

    ondreeuh In the Brooder

    Jun 9, 2010
    I had never built anything more complicated than a bird feeder by myself when I decided to do this project. Hubby just built a very nice shed coop for our flock but I wanted to get a couple hens that were already laying. I knew there was no way I could get dh to build a little coop for them to use during the quarantine period, so I decided to do it myself. After the hens are integrated, I can use this as a broody house, for isolation, or for breeding. The plans were easy to follow and it is VERY solid!

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    I spent $202 on materials. I did get 10% off everything at Lowe's and HD, bought "oops" brown paint, got some hardware at the ReStore, and went a little cheap on the roof panels and wheels. I already had the red paint and some deck screws.

    The Garden Ark plans can be bought from http://www.thegardencoop.com - well worth the money! The plans have you prep everything at the beginning, so once you start building it is like you're putting together a kit.

  2. joletabey

    joletabey SDWD!!!!

    Apr 9, 2009
    western NC
    That looks pretty cute! How many hens?
  3. ondreeuh

    ondreeuh In the Brooder

    Jun 9, 2010
    Just 2 - the plans say it can fit 3-4, but that seems a little crowded.
  4. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Beautiful job! I love it!
  5. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

    Aug 3, 2009
    Really nice job. [​IMG]
  6. kfchickenlady

    kfchickenlady Songster

    Apr 28, 2010
    thats very nice, good job! [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2010
  7. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

    Mar 3, 2009
    Looks good .. I am wanting to do something similar to allow my birds to weed my garden for me...

  8. Tigerjane

    Tigerjane Songster

    Jun 17, 2010
    Pflugerville, TX
    Glad to hear you found it easy - I just purchased the Garden Coop plan!
  9. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan
    That is really cool! Is it pretty easy to move around?
  10. kla37

    kla37 Songster

    Apr 18, 2010
    Hillsborough, NC USA
    VERY nice!

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