New coop is done!!!!!! DUW pics added LOL Sorry

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by jeaucamom, Apr 9, 2008.

  1. jeaucamom

    jeaucamom Songster

    Oct 1, 2007
    Ophir, CA
    Here is my new vinyl coop the kids and I put together. (okay, we did have some help with the foundation. I can NOT overstress the importance of the word LEVEL!!) I have to compliment Hillcrest, the maker, as the intructions were PERFECT and everything was pre-drilled and labeled beautifully.

    The girls were going crazy!! They loved it. But boy was it quiet inside last night [​IMG]





    How do you beat this view???


    Last edited: Apr 9, 2008
  2. Moonwalker

    Moonwalker Songster

    Jan 9, 2008
    Washburn, MO
    Hey! You forgot the pics!!
  3. Barnyard

    Barnyard Addicted to Quack

    Aug 5, 2007
    Southwest Georgia
    [​IMG] I was thinking the same thing moonwalker
  4. jeaucamom

    jeaucamom Songster

    Oct 1, 2007
    Ophir, CA
    Man, you guys are quick!! LOL [​IMG]
  5. tororider

    tororider Songster

    Feb 6, 2008
    Southeast MI
    Where did you get it and how much did it cost, if you don't mind me asking? I have been looking for something similar. Looks great.
  6. RedTailRanch

    RedTailRanch Songster

    Mar 19, 2008
    Portland, OR
    My Coop
    Great pics! I am hoping to get working on my coop this weekend...especially now that the chicks are getting big and loud! All this spring snow has hindered my progress.

    Jeaucamom, where are you at? Looks like we could be beighbors with that view! LOL
  7. jeaucamom

    jeaucamom Songster

    Oct 1, 2007
    Ophir, CA
    We are in Grass Valley CA so I imagine we have much of the same looking surroundings. Although, I sure wish I was up there with all the snow!!

    We got this shed at Lowe's, they are on clearance because they are not making this model anymore. It was still close to a thousand dollars though. Lot's of money, but not too much more than what I paid for all the material for my 4x8 that I had to build from scratch and took enormous amounts of time and energy and is a very poor example of architecture LOL! So for me, it was well worth it.
  8. countryboy

    countryboy Songster

    Oct 31, 2007
    A fine looking coop. Would you consider painting the exposed lumber and decking, it would make it last much longer, also seal the bottom of the coop to the deck with caulking, silicon caulk or butyl caulk would be great. [​IMG]
  9. jeaucamom

    jeaucamom Songster

    Oct 1, 2007
    Ophir, CA
    Yes, that is on the to do list. Hopefully in the next week or so. Is the caulking to prevent water getting under the coop and rotting the wood??
  10. okiechick57

    okiechick57 Songster

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    great job......... I know it took some doing. I loathe the word Level myself...... how happy the chickies must be , not to mention the smell in your house must be letting up uh ! [​IMG]
    Looks good enough I would move there !

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