My First Coop! (Pics) Suggestions please? :)

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by KellyGwen, Apr 28, 2008.

  1. KellyGwen

    KellyGwen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is my first post!! I just finished building my coop (out of an old garden shed). It's all painted now, the only thing left is the fence and netting... and the CHICKS! They are being shipped to me in just under 2 weeks! I'm getting 9 asst brown egger pullets, 8 asst white egger pullets, 5 Ameraucana pullets, 1 Ameraucana male, 1 danish brown leghorn male and one silver lakenvelder male... I can't wait!!

    I only had to buy the paint and one latch... other than that this was all "found" material! This shed was FULL of old stuff! The inside wall with the door wasn't there, the window wasn't there or the back door... I did a LOT of work! The "back yard" was full of big boxes of scrap wood, brush, dead trees (I had to cut them down) and that fence wasn't there either... it was really a mess... haha... The perfect spot to let "Crazy Kelly" build her own little barn!!

    Please check out the pics.. I'd love any suggestions! [​IMG]

    Thanks!!!

    (P.S. The sawdust is still in a pile in the corner and that ladder will be "hung up" at a slant once the chicks are out of the brooder... There just isn't room in there when I have the cardboard up! I have nice clean shavings and a clean sheet for the babies when they arrive!)

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  2. turnerstar31

    turnerstar31 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    very nice
     
  3. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    Congratulations on your setup! It's very functional, but has so many artist touches. Your girls will love it.
     
  4. CathyB

    CathyB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope my shed will be as beautiful as yours when we are done with it!!
     
  5. KellyGwen

    KellyGwen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I looked at your page... it looks like we have the same model shed!!! [​IMG] I bet yours will be better, you have a hubby helping you.. mine's afraid of getting his hands dirty... and the only power tool that doesn't scare him is his guitar.. hahaha... (He's a musician... [​IMG]
     
  6. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Such rustic charm! I love it!
     
  8. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

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    First -- Welcome to BYC!!

    I love what you've done. You should be so proud of your accomplishment and your chicks will love their new home.

    I can't believe there are people out there that are smart enough to get their coop done BEFORE getting the chickens. (kicks self on behind)
     
  9. KellyGwen

    KellyGwen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Hahaha!! I really had no choice... my family is a bunch of "dust-o-phobes", there was no way I could put the brooder in the house.. or even the garage (know anyone else who MOPS their garage?? Now you do, my MIL!!)... So I had to have it done before they got here [​IMG] I didn't want to scare them with my circular saw or hammer... BTW: I'm the "black-sheep" AKA: ole muddy boots. [​IMG]

    Thanks for your kudos! I'm loving this site! My family doesn't really know anything about farm animals... i.e.: My mom... "It looks great... but I don't really know what I'm looking at... What are those cubbies for?" Hahaha! She tries!!
     
  10. CathyB

    CathyB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I looked at your page... it looks like we have the same model shed!!! [​IMG] I bet yours will be better, you have a hubby helping you.. mine's afraid of getting his hands dirty... and the only power tool that doesn't scare him is his guitar.. hahaha... (He's a musician... [​IMG]

    [​IMG] yes we do have the same model shed! Mine is smaller from what I se in the pictures! i think yours is in better condition too. I am hoping DH sees to that as well!

    I am very lucky with my DH. Have never paid to have anything done here and he is not afraid to get dirty! [​IMG]
     

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