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Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Anna_MN, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. Anna_MN

    Anna_MN Chirping

    Dec 4, 2011
    Princeton, MN
    I just had to share pictures of the coop my father build for me. He has an education in "if you're going to do it, do it RIGHT!". I cannot thank him enough for building this for me. We had an excellent time building it together also. Your comments/opinions would be greatly appreciated! [​IMG]

    Front of coop

    Left side of coop

    Back of coop

    Right side of coop

    Some pictures of the inside




    We still have to add the steel to the ouside of the coop and the 10ft x 16ft aviary in the spring. More pictures to come [​IMG]
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2011

  2. Poultrybonkers

    Poultrybonkers Crowing

    Mar 22, 2011
    Looks nice. [​IMG]
  3. mgw

    mgw Songster

    May 29, 2010
    Eastern Wa.
    Great looking coop. Looks well built! Congrats
  4. goldies99

    goldies99 Songster

    Jul 22, 2011
    looks nice.....do you have ventilation in the top of the coop???...thats important.....
  5. TheJuan-n-Only

    TheJuan-n-Only Songster

    Sep 10, 2010
    Quote:That was going to be my question!

    great looking coop tho!
  6. GoldDogsMom

    GoldDogsMom Songster

    Aug 10, 2011
    Indiana, PA
    Looks great! My DH is also from the school of do it right the first time! It frustrates me because of the time it takes to build anything but...it pays off in the long run! Looks like your dog likes it too!
  7. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Songster

    May 28, 2011
    Foothills of NC
    Wow! What color will you paint it? And ask Dad if he will help add some ventilation. Gotta have ventilation for healthy chickens. No ventilation can lead to respiratory issues. You are gonna LOVE your new chicken adventure!

  8. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    That's great that your dad and you worked on that together [​IMG] It's looking great so far!
  9. Anna_MN

    Anna_MN Chirping

    Dec 4, 2011
    Princeton, MN
    Thank you everyone! Yes, we will be adding ventillation [​IMG] We will also be putting a dark red steel on the outside and two more windows on the front. What do you guys use for ventillation? I've been trying to figure something out that won't let in too much air that the -20 degree MN winds won't overpower my heat lamps. I try to keep my coop at 50 degrees but I know when winter hits it won't stay that warm...
  10. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio
    Very nice! I was going to say you'd better paint it, but you've got that covered! I'm no carpenter, so I can't say exactly how to add the ventilation, but if you look at some of the coops in our coop section here on BYC, you and your dad could figure out something.....The pics are very helpful.

    Very nice hens too!

    Happy Holidays!


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