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Just keep screwing till its done I guess???

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by suntadz, Jul 15, 2008.

  1. suntadz

    suntadz New Egg

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    This is our first attempt at a coop. We went to a farm and saw one of these and thought wow our kids would love chickens and what a cute little house. Well we got the chickens now what???? We waited till the poop was all over the back yard and there running amuck in the garden b4 we got around to the coop. Mainly due to a trip to hawaii and lack of a definite coop plan. We saw a few Arks we liked but no real plans to follow so we just went down and got some bulk wood and started winging it. We got the basic shape now done and its starting to look ok. just got to finish the wire, door, ramp, feeder/waterer, and perhaps stain it. I made it out of redwood and was thinking a stain might preserve it. Is there a stain friendly to chickens? Here are some pics. any pointers would be greatly appreciated.

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  2. Judymae

    Judymae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That looks really good!!! Very impressive!
     
  3. BantyHugger

    BantyHugger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looking Good!
     
  4. antiquebuff

    antiquebuff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They will love it! Very Nice work....................[​IMG]
     
  5. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    Nice A-frame, and is that very expensive redwood youve made it from?
     
  6. michigan chick

    michigan chick Out Of The Brooder

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    Nice job!
     
  7. suntadz

    suntadz New Egg

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    i thought it was going to cost alot but I found a place to get rough redwood at a reasonable price. Cost a bit more but hope it will last. So far I have about 300 in it. isnt to bad I think. wait....... this is for chickens...........dang it.......
     
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  8. Yanna

    Yanna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Heh!

    It's all so much fun that it's easy to forget that part completely!!!

    All's well, though - that's a fine looking ark and it will look great in your yard (while the garden grows back!). [​IMG]
     
  9. CritterHill

    CritterHill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can I come over and play on your playset? Love the tube slide!
     
  10. suntadz

    suntadz New Egg

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    yea the kids love it. It almost became the coop!!!!!![​IMG]
     

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