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Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Tman2, Apr 11, 2009.

  1. Tman2

    Tman2 Out Of The Brooder

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    Found this site and thought I'd share. Took me 5 years to finally get chickens.

    I own a business building backyard sheds, and got this old barn from a lady that wanted a bigger one. It was originally built by my company, and was in great condition inside. I added a window in back, and a little coop door.
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    I added the 4 nest boxes on each side, and a new door. We can just lift up the lid to get at the eggs. The kids wanted to paint them so we let them have at it.
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    I purchased some year old chickens after vigilantly checking Craigslist and brought them to their new home; 2 buff's, and 2 wyandotte's.
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    4 hens + 24 hours = 2 eggs
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    My daughter now considers herself a farmgirl!
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    My daughter thought up the idea for the star. She now call our place Big Star Ranch. I have more people who want eggs that these four will give me. I can see how it's easy to get more chickens. A new coop would be a VERY fun project, and easy for me. [​IMG]
     
  2. bawkbawkbawk

    bawkbawkbawk Chillin' With My Peeps

    Adorable. Ask your daughter if I can steal her star cut out idea.
     
  3. kick'n chick'n

    kick'n chick'n Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks great! [​IMG]
     
  4. ThreeBoysChicks

    ThreeBoysChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2007
    Thurmont, MD
    Awesome coop and welcome to BYC.
     
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2009
  5. Tman2

    Tman2 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:In the words of a teenager- meh. She hides her interest in this chicken thing!

    I can tell you that to make it a more symetrical, we printed something off the computer, then traced it. I then took the skill saw and cut it out. I attached a piece of plexi-glass to the inside of the door to finish it off. Most would probably use a jig saw, but I'm very comfortable with the skilsaw.
     
  6. MamaJohnson

    MamaJohnson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Darling coop! Love the feeder!
     
  7. cimarron

    cimarron Chillin' With My Peeps

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    congrats on joining the chicken crew! neat photos...are you in colorado?
     
  8. Tman2

    Tman2 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Nope- MN. Sorry, just changed my sidebar profile to reflect that.
     
  9. CityChook

    CityChook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Tman - I'm in MN too. That's an adorable coop! Tell your daughter that I like to think I'm a farmgirl too - but sort of a prissy one... who has to hide her red pedicures from the naughty chookies.

    Head over here: https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=72771 and check in. We're trying to organize a get together this summer.

    And [​IMG] from Minnetonka!
     
  10. MNmommy

    MNmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    great coop and congrats on the new girls!!


    also a big hello from another MN girl......in burnsville
     

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