Just finished my Garden Ark!

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

  1. ondreeuh

    ondreeuh Out Of The Brooder

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    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
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    That looks pretty cute! How many hens?
     
  3. ondreeuh

    ondreeuh Out Of The Brooder

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    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

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    Really nice job. [​IMG]
     
  6. kfchickenlady

    kfchickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2010
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    thats very nice, good job! [​IMG]
     
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  7. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

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

    Tigerjane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Glad to hear you found it easy - I just purchased the Garden Coop plan!
     
  9. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    That is really cool! Is it pretty easy to move around?
     
  10. kla37

    kla37 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    VERY nice!
     

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