My new coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Bammy, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. Bammy

    Bammy Out Of The Brooder

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    I started this coop with a plan I found on the internet, checked out the supply list, set a budget and my family started building. The guys wanted more supports underneath, more framing, insulated windows, door, and walls. This required paneling to cover. With all this, I decided what's wrong with 14 x 14 instead of 12 x 12? A porch was necessary to make easier access with feed bags, pine shavings etc. We added 9 Lowes nesting buckets in a framework (idea from BYC) and I have a separate area for supplies. The chickens have 2 access doors to their run area and 4 large slider windows for their viewing pleasure. The brown soffit and brown window trim needs finished yet. I am happy and so are the chickens which include Speckled Sussex, Partridge Rocks, Gold, Silver, BLR and Columbian Wyandottes, 2 Partridge Cochins and some EE's. As you probably guessed, the budget went out the window so to speak![​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2010
  2. ADozenGirlz

    ADozenGirlz The Chicken Chick[IMG]emojione/assets/png/00ae.png

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    Quote:WOW, gorgeous!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] Any chance we can get a peek at the inside?! [​IMG]
     
  3. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

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    nice job!!!!!! yeah can we get a look inside! like what she said!! [​IMG]:pop:love
     
  4. Darlasmum

    Darlasmum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WOWZaaaa! Its beautiful!! Your chicks AND neighbors will appreciate all that time and effort. [​IMG]
     
  5. saylernsaxonsmom

    saylernsaxonsmom Out Of The Brooder

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    I love the details you added...nice touch with the blue chair! Would also like to see an inside shot. [​IMG]
     
  6. chica57

    chica57 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] WOW!!!! BEAUTIFUL!!!!! LOVE THE PORCH!!!!! LIKE EVERYONE ELSE WOULD LOVE T SEE THE INSIDE!!!!! [​IMG]
     
  7. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Looks great! The area behind for the run looks huge, and with that pretty oak tree too. I'd love to see the inside also.
     
  8. Bammy

    Bammy Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for your kind words! Here are some pics of inside. I have a temporary "gate" to keeps birds [​IMG]from storage area. Just as soon as my DH gets back from his fishing trip, we plan on making a self locking wire one.[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  9. joletabey

    joletabey SDWD!!!!

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    That is fantastic- I love all the windows and light in there, and the chair and flowers are great!
     
  10. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

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    wow!! nice and roomy!!!!!!!!!!!!! [​IMG]
     

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