My 1st coop - getting ready for the 2nd

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by racuda, Dec 13, 2008.

  1. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is my first coop, completed about a month ago:
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    I like the design so much (copied from Dorothy Ainsworth), that I have decided to build a second. It will be a mirror image of the first one, with the runs facing each other.

    Someone has given me a lot of 1" x 6" x 8' rough sawed Mahogany to use as siding. What do you think of using Mahogany on a chicken coop?
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Looks great. I can't imagine why Mahogany wouldn't work as well as any other wood.
     
  3. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love it! Be sure to post pictures of the 2nd! Great job [​IMG]
     
  4. crazyhen

    crazyhen Overrun With Chickens

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    wow! mohagany. Thats expensive wood. Furniture type. I think I would sell it and build with something else or make a pretty table. Very nice coop. Jean
     
  5. allisojo

    allisojo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's wonderful. Thanks for the link to Dorothy Ainsworth too. I'm going to build one of these!
     
  6. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's very profissonal job, really beautiful, only Question?
    Can you clean the run easy with out bending?


    Omran
     
  7. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great coop, I also like the little birdhouse hanging from the coop
     
  8. Eggzactly

    Eggzactly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good Job .keep it up..
     
  9. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Great looking coop. Here is a picture of mine which is very similar. This pic is before the nest boxes were added.
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    Photo with nest boxes
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  10. bigmike&nan

    bigmike&nan Chillin' With My Peeps

    WOW,

    That is an awesome coop !! The wife and I had different ideas for our new coop, but you got me thinking one like this would be REALLY nice and with an extended run they would be happy as clams...

    By the way, please say hello to our New Special Friend, Strawberry Alice (I got the name from a character in a Clint Eastwood western called UNFORGIVEN)... She's a 3 1/2 month old bantam cochin (an "oops" as described by our friend Jen (Buzzard Chick). Strawberry Alice has discovered she love the salad "dad" makes, that and millet sprays and dad's cornbread. Here less than a day and she's already spoiled rotten... LOL
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