My NEW WINTER PROOF Coop!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by iBoodle, Nov 6, 2011.

  1. iBoodle

    iBoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is my new coop![​IMG]

    I bought it off Craigslist. The guy was asking for $400 but we settled on $250, it also came with two waterers, a feeder, a heat light, sawdust, and 2 chickens. I gave the chickens away to a lady on craigslist because they were pecking Peep.

    These are the two girls who came with the coop (chanteclers?)
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    Front view of the coop:
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    Girls in front of the coop:
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    Side view:
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    View from back door:
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    View from inside the side door:
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    The view of the back:
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    View from inside the door:
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    Inside the coop, this is the light that came with it:
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    The ramp:
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    The "Chicken Ghetto" as my sister called their old coop:
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    I am so happy! [​IMG] Now my girls are actually protected from the wind and cold! And it was such a good deal. But it was super heavy, we had to have 4 guys move it [​IMG]


    Becca [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2011
  2. binders

    binders Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good score! I wish I found good things like this on CL!!
     
  3. srothove

    srothove Out Of The Brooder

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    Love it!
     
  4. FrenchToast

    FrenchToast "Draft Apple Ridge" a Bit from Heaven

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    That is a super good deal !!! Congrats !!

    If I can offer one piece of advise for you and anyone else that uses the clamp on lights. I put a nail in the 2x4 that the clamp clamps onto. It will prevent the clamp from sliding down and falling to the floor which can cause a fire.
    Leave the nail or screw sticking out far enough so the clamp will catch on it if it gets bumped or slides off.
    If you just do it on one side it is enough and you can still clamp it on and off as needed.


    Good luck with your new coop !!!
     
  5. TheJuan-n-Only

    TheJuan-n-Only Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The "Chicken Ghetto" [​IMG] I'm crying here!! lol


    You got a great deal...I see those on CL for sale new all the time here and they go for 400.00+ easy!
     
  6. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Very Nice score! [​IMG]
     
  7. RoosterRidge

    RoosterRidge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:x2
     
  8. hmmcc123

    hmmcc123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :thumbsupLove it! Congrats!!
     
  9. MaureenC

    MaureenC Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] chicken ghetto - hahaha that is sooo funny!
     
  10. Ksane

    Ksane Overrun With Chickens

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    You did good!! It's just beautiful!
     

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