New coop ... Added CHICKENS! Conversion PICS on pgs 2, 4, 5, 7 & 9

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by hinkjc, Sep 7, 2008.

  1. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I am so excited. My new araucana breeder coop is coming. We ordered it on 8/22 and they told us it wouldn't be ready for about 4 weeks. Well, they called Wednesday while I was away on a business trip (only a week and a half later) to say it is ready for delivery. [​IMG] Well, this is obviously exciting news, but we aren't ready for it. [​IMG] Charlie and I have been busy taking down trees and got a load of shale mix delivered yesterday to prep the site. What we thought we had a couple weeks to prepare for is no longer..we have got to get it done now and fast. [​IMG]

    Just stopped in to say hello and give you guys the great news. I will post pics as we get things moving along. More work to do... [​IMG]

    Jody
     
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  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Awesome! How big is it Jody?
     
  3. Chirpy

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    Jody ... good to hear from you. Wow, that is a great surprise and boy, are you gunna be busy this weekend. [​IMG]

    Can't wait to see pictures.
     
  4. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    It is 24 X 12 and will be split into 4 breeder pens. We ordered the one with the garage door on one end, so it can eventually be converted back into a garage for Charlie's tractors and such. The front doors are barn style double doors and it has windows and vents.

    For the conversion into breeder pens, we will put a 3 foot walkway inside the whole front wall. Then put the indoor walls up to separate the coops and have doors going into each one. Pop open doors will be added to the back, where they will have access to outdoor flight areas. We haven't decided on the size of those yet, but probably around 12 foot out from the coop for each breeder section.

    I am so excited to finally get more space to organize my babies. I promise to post pics of it when it gets here and I will also show the conversion into the breeder pens. This is so much fun. And gosh, I'm just glad we didn't have to build it. I bet Charlie is too. [​IMG]

    Jody
     
  5. Malbri

    Malbri Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] Thats not happening
     
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  6. Smitty's Farm

    Smitty's Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations!!!!!! [​IMG] That is so exciting!!!!! Do you have any pics to show of it's model? [​IMG]

    I want a new building soooo bad. When I drive by all the farms in my area I just dream of what I could do w/ their buildings. [​IMG] Hopefully soon. Oh, sigh!

    Can't wait to see it! [​IMG]
     
  7. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Quote:[​IMG] Thats not happening

    [​IMG] How do you know me so well? [​IMG]

    Jody
     
  8. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Hey Smitty..sorry I missed your post before. I don't have pics yet, but soon. I look at all those unused old farm buildings too and think to myself, that would make a great coop and what all I could do with it. LOL Funny how us chicken folks think alike.

    Jody
     
  9. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    wow sounds great to me I cant wait to see it ! I want something like that eventually.

    Henry
     
  10. sara

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    That sounds nice. I'm so jealous [​IMG]
     

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