My coop/tractor project (Pic Heavy)

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by crzychickenlady, May 27, 2010.

  1. crzychickenlady

    crzychickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, I started building my new coop/tractor thing and I wanted to share my progress! This is the second one I have made and I'm really proud of myself with what I have so far! I started building on Monday, so these pics show progress over the last few days.
    Started on the run:
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    I found these dog kennel panels in the dumpster at PetSmart...It's amazing what good stuff they throw out!
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    Chickies getting some fresh air:
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    Framing in the coop part:
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    Walls going up
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    Door cut out and vents installed:
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    Roof finished!
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    This side will get a window and pop door. It will be attached to the run.
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    The opposite side will get a window with an "awning" over it to keep the rain out. The weather has been hot or rainy, so It's a slow process, but I'm taking my time so I don't screw it up, LOL!
    Coop and run as it sits now, until I can get back to work on it:
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    This is what I got done today:
    I cut out for the doors and windows, painted the inside with 2 coats of good exterior paint that my neighbor was kind enough to give me (a whole 5 gallons of it!)
    Painted a bit o the outside, got the pop door in with no problems...I had expected this to me a nightmare.....Now just have to finish the screening, add the big door and add roosts and nesting boxes and I'll be done!!
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    Sooo....what ya'll think???

    What ya'll think so far??
     
  2. 17roses

    17roses Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All I can say is Wow! Great job!!
     
  3. Ozarkquilter46

    Ozarkquilter46 Out Of The Brooder

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    Wowzers!!!!!!!!!!!! Thats Great!!
     
  4. mlove

    mlove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great job! Hmmm I think I have some of those kennel panels sitting around...
     
  5. crzychickenlady

    crzychickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, I forgot to add that I wont be keeping all of those chicks, this coop/tractor is being built to house just 6 bantams. I split the order with someone and she will be picking up the rest soon.
     
  6. Bearsfan

    Bearsfan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice job!
     
  7. ravenvalor

    ravenvalor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good Job.

    How much did you spend on materials for the coop alone?

    Jim
     
  8. Herself

    Herself Out Of The Brooder

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    Very very nice! Lucky Chickens!
     
  9. crzychickenlady

    crzychickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    More progress today.
    Got the nest box in:
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    Roost and pop door from the inside (pop door still needs paint on the inside):
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    Still have a bit of work to do, but should be ready for them to go in tomorrow!
     
  10. ThePigeonKid

    ThePigeonKid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice job! [​IMG]
     

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