My Florida Style Chicken Coop Finally DONE!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by FlChic, May 11, 2009.

  1. FlChic

    FlChic Out Of The Brooder

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    We finally got our coop all done last week so I thought I'd share the finished product. I think we did pretty good for newbies:)
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    And of course a pic of my new chickies!
     
  2. Suburban chick farmer 09

    Suburban chick farmer 09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks really cool.
     
  3. kidd42

    kidd42 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cool!!! A Tiki Bar coop.
     
  4. Sunny Side Up

    Sunny Side Up Count your many blessings...

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    [​IMG] That looks fantastic! Those palmetto fronds really are great building materials to use, they're durable and effective in shedding rain. All those Seminoles who designed the chickee hut really knew what they were doing!

    What part of Florida are you in? I'm in western West Palm Beach. Don't forget to make hurricane plans for your birds and their coops, then hope you don't ever have to use them.

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  5. Hackles

    Hackles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome!
     
  6. peepsnbunnies

    peepsnbunnies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very Cool! Great idea! I really like the 'tropical' look. [​IMG] I wish I were so handy! How do you attach the palm fronds? [​IMG]

    Lisa
     
  7. AkTomboy

    AkTomboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is so cool! Those are some styl'n[​IMG] chickens for sure![​IMG]
     
  8. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Quote:I agree, real cute! [​IMG]
     
  9. SimplyForties

    SimplyForties Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ohmigosh! That's so cute and what a great idea!
     
  10. FlChic

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    What part of Florida are you in? I'm in western West Palm Beach. Don't forget to make hurricane plans for your birds and their coops, then hope you don't ever have to use them.

    I am in east central Florida. The coop is made from cattle fence, so I am hoping the winds will just blow right through. The box that we made for the inside can be latched down so I am hoping this is enough for storms. Whatcha think?


    Very Cool! Great idea! I really like the 'tropical' look. I wish I were so handy! How do you attach the palm fronds?

    I cut half the fronds off then drilled a hole through the stick part and threaded it with a heavy wire. It took ALOT of palm fronds and ALOT of time to do. Much more than I thought it would. They are attched to a cattle panel with even more wire. Can we say my hands hurt after each session! BUT I think the end product was worth it, just hope it holds up for a few years.

    Doesn't look like I quoted right, sorry, still trying to figure this board out!

    Thanks for all the compliments
     

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