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Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Jetiki, May 9, 2011.

  1. Jetiki

    Jetiki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Found ad for Coop on Craigslist on Friday, looked at it Saturday, had it hauled to my house today. Now without further ado, here is it.

    Question? Do I need to paint it, he said the outside was cedar? I know I need to build ramps to the pop doors and I need to get the straw out of there, but its pretty much a finished product and its 8ft wide, 8ft long and I am not sure how tall but that thing is tall.

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    Karen
     
  2. patman75

    patman75 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nice score! Is it moveable or the wheels just temporary?
     
  3. Roy

    Roy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice find, if it is Cedar, you should not paint it. It will age nicely...
     
  4. Gardengirl 2011

    Gardengirl 2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] OMG, you lucky girl~that's awsome! As for paint? It depends on what YOU like. If you like the looks of the cedar, then keep it. If you want color, paint. Personally I like both so I'm torn, lol. How many chickens do you have?
     
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  5. La Mike

    La Mike (Always Slightly Off)

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    I would treat it with thompsons water seal just to keep it in good shape [​IMG]
     
  6. amylou22

    amylou22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:This, exactly.
     
  7. chics in the sun

    chics in the sun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know you aren't supposed to use cedar shavings for chicks - is it safe fore adults?
     
  8. Jetiki

    Jetiki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is moveable, but I don't plan on moving it unless we decide to relocate the girls somewhere else on the property. It made it so nice to roll up on the tow truck though to get it home with the wheels. I have about 30 with 3 banty hens sitting on eggs we'll see what hatches [​IMG]

    This was my mother's day present. I am so excited, the other coop we have, we built it with scraps that we had around the house. at 5'1 I can't stand up in it this will be so much better. Think I will leave it alone paint wise for now.



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  9. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    WOW !! That is beautiful! I love the look. I agree with lamike. I would not paint it but that's just me.
     
  10. Jetiki

    Jetiki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    its weathered cedar, you can't smell the cedar, not sure its really cedar in my opinion. The walls on the inside have been painted. I may paint what I can of the inside to be safe.


    Karen
     

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