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New coop and hen house

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by threecutechicks, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. threecutechicks

    threecutechicks Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] I did it!!!! I took an old dog kennel with a cement floor, built the hen house inside, by myself i might add!!! (Hubby held the wood for the front and back walls so I could cut it out). I used twin wall polycarbonate from the old green house for the roof on the house, gives them light while keeping them warm. Will add the top triangle to the front and backwalls in the fall for further insulation. I think the house cost me about $20 to build, most of the stuff was leftovers from other projects, the wood for the front and back wall was donated by the local lumber store. I added poultry fabric around the bottom of the kennel, secured it top and bottom. Then added some fencing wire on top of the kennel bows for the roof which I had left over from a fencing project, and then put the tarp over the top to keep the Pacific NW rain out, not to mention the preditors!!!! The girls seem to love it!!!![​IMG]
    (if anyone can tell me how to add pics to a post, let me know as I did take some!!)
     
  2. DazeGoneBy

    DazeGoneBy Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. threecutechicks

    threecutechicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks!!!
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  4. AZBootsie

    AZBootsie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Coop
    Looks like they will be comfy and safe in there. You did a Great Job!!
     

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