Make me feel better- show me your eye-sore coopsadded pics-page 5

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by werecatrising, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. werecatrising

    werecatrising Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 4, 2009
    Ugh... I am NOT a carpenter.

    When I first bought my chicks I bought plans for the pallet coop from MPC. I had plans of building a beautiful coop and painting a mural or something on it. Well, I have no upper body strength and had a heck of a time breaking the pallets apart. I started looking to buy a coop. They seem to be so expensive. The cheapest I found was the chik-n-hutch witch looks like it fall over if I looked at it too hard. I managed to get enough boards apart to build two solid floor pieces. I decided to build from the pallets and whatever I had lying around the house. My coop is turning into a hideous monstrosity of ugliness! I am not having an easy time. I have never built anything in my life. On top of that I am hobbling around with a sprained ankle. I SO want to be done. I'm hoping that as I get some money I can buy some lumber and fix it up a bit.

    Anyways, excuse my whiny rant. I just wanted to get it off my chest and see if anyone had any ugly coop pics to share.
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2009
  2. 1lpoock

    1lpoock Spruce Creek Waterfowl

    Apr 20, 2009
    Sandusky, Ohio coop looks kind of nice...thats not why i posted though....dont call me stupid, but i'm just wondering what MPC is...i thought it might be a hatchery but I cant figure out which one at all!
  3. werecatrising

    werecatrising Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 4, 2009
    My Pet Chicken. They sell chicks, supplies, plans, etc.
  4. slightlyscrambled

    slightlyscrambled Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2009
    Nebraska pet chicken...
    my coop was already built in part of our 90+ yr old barn, I dont have any pics but its ugly but very functional. and the girls dont mind it at all!!!
  5. KDbeads

    KDbeads Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 20, 2009
    East Central VA
  6. Suburban chick farmer 09

    Suburban chick farmer 09 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2009
    St. Louis MO

    I built this out of scrap wood, don't plan on painting it, and the roof is covered with an old tarp from my kids play set. It works though.
  7. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 31, 2008

    this is my
  8. cw

    cw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2009
    green co.
    here is are ol tabacco barn turned coop after a storm blew down thar far side its repaired noew but was rough for a while. they dont care it was home sweet home for them
  9. faykokoWV

    faykokoWV Mrs Fancy Plants

    Nov 4, 2008
    Cross Lanes, WV

    Maybe one of these day's I'll get in there and paint over the pink primer. I was more concerned about the run this year than the coop.

    Now you know why I hate pink.
  10. needlefrau

    needlefrau Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 19, 2009
    SW Washington
    I don't have pictures, but can see that my coop is no better than the others shown. The chickens thrive there..good enough.

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