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My coop! (With a twist)

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by lukescoop, Sep 2, 2015.

  1. lukescoop

    lukescoop Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey all,

    New to BYC. Figured this would be a good place to show off the coop I build for my new flock out here in Chicago, IL.

    I got inspiration for my coop from a play house I used to regularly drive past as a kid that was intentionally built to look crooked and wonky. That idea was stuck in my head when it came time to build. Being handy/artsy I decided to build a coop with a similar style from scratch (no plans or drawings either).

    Here's a bunch of pictures of the building process:

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    I used a 42" × 42" pallet as my base. (That's my girlfriend and her dog, Bear)


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    Framing complete!


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    Plywood sides finished!


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    Nesting box started!


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    Some paint and a completed nesting box!


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    Starting the plywood on the roof and the run! (Door to the run got made from pallet wood)


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    Plywood on the roof complete and the run starting to get painted!


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    Door on the run and a better picture of the door from the coop to the run.


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    Getting close!


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    Side door for cleaning (also made with pallet wood)


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    Ready for shingles!


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    My downstairs neighbor is a children's book author and performs children's shows (Ms. Jamie From The Farm) loves the coop!


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    Finished 3 weeks after starting!

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    Black sex link chicks moved in.


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    Interior shot.


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    Another (older and unfinished) interior shot.
     
    Last edited: Sep 2, 2015
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  2. RJSorensen

    RJSorensen Chicken George

    Hey! Welcome to BYC. I have seen a lot of nice coops built from pallets, attach a photograph and let us see what it is you have built.

    Best to you and your birds,

    RJ
     
  3. lukescoop

    lukescoop Out Of The Brooder

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    accidentally posted before finishing my post lol
     
  4. Bryant Redhawk

    Bryant Redhawk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love that coop ! What fun your chickens will have.
     
  5. RJSorensen

    RJSorensen Chicken George

    I always like that style of a building, how fun. You are off to a good start!


    RJ
     
  6. RonP

    RonP Chillin' With My Peeps

    Looking at your progress, just put a bigger smile on my face.

    Nice job!
     
  7. lukescoop

    lukescoop Out Of The Brooder

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    Picked up 2 new day-old chicks today to add to my flock! One Araucana and one Rhode Island Red!

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  8. ChrisIsIt

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    Very neat, i like that. Good building skills right there
     
  9. lukescoop

    lukescoop Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you!
     
  10. BF2014

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    I'm building a coop with a little twist to it too.... Not as much as yours, but definitely warped. Looks great!
     

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