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Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by osagechickens, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. osagechickens

    osagechickens Out Of The Brooder

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    When I told my wife that I wanted to get chickens she told me I could as long as I didn't spend any money. I decided that I would use the old garden shed for the coop and an old dog pen that wasn't being used anymore for the coop. I was fortunate enough to have everything I needed to do the remodel from the coop and run. The lumber came from excess material from my dads old barn that we took down and bulit a hay barn with. The windows came from the house after we replaced them. The blocks that we used as the foundation came from my dads old milk house. So with alot of salvaged material and a bunch of help from my son we got the shed moved and the coop and run completed.

    Hope you like,

    Mark

    P.S. I have right at $ 100.00 in the coop and run. I have since learned that owning chickens are alot like owning a Harley Davidson. It's not the start up that gets you but all of the accessories you just got to have.
     
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  2. showbarnmom

    showbarnmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! That is nice!!!! Come do mine next :)
     
  3. stephensc7146

    stephensc7146 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very neat! Great job!
     
  4. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Cool! [​IMG]
     
  5. osagechickens

    osagechickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks all for viewing. I have to admit that when I got the chickens it was for what I could get from them, eggs. It was an attempt to get back to my roots. I didn't realize that it would end up not being what I could get from them, but what they give to me. I had the fun of moving and building the coop with my son. The fun of bringing them home and placing them in the coop with my daughter, and the hours of entertainment they have given my wife and I as we sat in the shade watching them this summer.
     
  6. stephensc7146

    stephensc7146 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aww! Chickens are one of the best pets anyone could have. You feed them and in return they feed you. They really do teach valuable lessons and bring families close. Glad that you have got so much out of them so far, and I hope it continues [​IMG]
     
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    Here are some additional pictures from where the chicks arrived in the mail from ideal poultry, healthy and doing well. The one picture shows my daughter helping me put them in the coop and then the rest are of the girls as they grew and entered the outside world. The picture of the outside view of the coop shows my Rottweiler standing near the fence of the run. I think she thought she was their mother all summer. I call her chicken dog, she goes out with me every morning to feed, water, and gather the eggs.
     
  8. Bluebee

    Bluebee Overrun With Chickens

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    Wow that coop is REALLY cool! [​IMG]
     
  9. Nutcase

    Nutcase Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Coop
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