My coop is finished! *Updated with final pics!!!* Please look.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by michellerene, May 12, 2007.

  1. michellerene

    michellerene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm very excited! DH & his friend are building the coop & run this weekend. The coop is DH's own design & will be elevated & 4' x 8'. The run will surround the coop & will be 12' x 16'. I'll update with pics during progress. [​IMG]

    Here's the catch-- I already know this coop will not be big enough when I want more girls next year... I already persuaded DH to double the size from his original plan (he's very skeptical that chickens actually "need" that much space! [​IMG]), so he's not hearing it right now. It will be a year of gentle persuasion & suggestion that we may need to add on next spring! [​IMG]

    Anyway, cannot wait to put my girls out in the run to scratch & run in the sunshine. They are getting so bored int he brooder!
     
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  2. michellerene

    michellerene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    "Before" pics...

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    And the master craftsmen... (notice the preparatory cigar at 9:30 in the morning! [​IMG])

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  3. catballou24

    catballou24 Out Of The Brooder

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    woo hoo!! i can't wait to see the progress..[​IMG] j looks very macho with his cigar! LOL
     
  4. michellerene

    michellerene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's J's buddy, J! [​IMG] "My" J is standing under the tree. [​IMG]
     
  5. V Chic Chick

    V Chic Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't forget to take pictures as the coop is going up - NiftyChicken will want to put them on byc.com
     
  6. michellerene

    michellerene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will, for sure! Here's an update...


    The power tools are the most fun for the boys. They got to rent an auger for digging the post holes! [​IMG]

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    BS Break [​IMG][​IMG]:

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  7. michellerene

    michellerene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Update:

    Posts for fencing is all cemented in & framing for coop is started:

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    I'm glad he designed it up off the ground-- it gets very wet here in the winter & spring (and fall! [​IMG])... it's also a good use of the run space.
     
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  8. ChickaChickaBoomBoom

    ChickaChickaBoomBoom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks great Michelle! Unfortunately, while I'm not really sure what "DH" means, I know that I'm it for my family, and I'm not that handy. [​IMG]

    I'm jealous!

    -Dave
     
  9. michellerene

    michellerene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dear Husband [​IMG]

    Here are the latest shots. It's starting to look like something! [​IMG]

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  10. michellerene

    michellerene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The back wall with the cutout for the egg door (have to laugh at our dog lounging under there-- I don't think so! [​IMG]):

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