New Coop is Done! UPDATE: Extension Run Added!!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by vyshtia, Oct 19, 2009.

  1. vyshtia

    vyshtia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our new coop is 95% done! My boyfriend Andy deserves all the credit as he built it from the ground up. I did the little stuff like putting up the hardware cloth, staining, etc. . Chickens are in their new coop and survived their first night. We still have to make a feeder, waterer, some more doors, aesthetic touches, etc. We'll be making a pvc/nipple waterer.

    Let me know what you think!

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    Update 10/22/09:

    The front of the run is now complete...well...we still need to put a return spring on the door so that it will close automatically...but otherwise it's pretty much done. To the run's right (where the plant is now) is where we will put the addition - it will be a run that will be attached to this run and extend 6 feet out.

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    This side of the coop if pretty much done. Here is where the additional run will be. I have to clean up, fill in, and then level the ground to prepare for the addition.Add a captionThis side of the coop if pretty much done. Here is where the additional run will be. I have to clean up, fill in, and then level the ground to prepare for the addition. We won't be working on the addition for a few weeks out - still have to finish this coop up and make the waterer.

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    Update: 10/27/09 - It's DONE!! Well...there are a few little tweaks here and there, but it's pretty much done. Now we will work on the second run.

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    To the right of the coop (where the plant is) is where the addition will be. It will extend out 8+ feet (as far as possible).
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    Here is the completed coop with the nest door open - that's where I can collect the eggs that they lay in the nests (well, that's the plan anyways!)
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    UPDATE: 12/9/09

    Still have some finishing touches to complete on the extension to make it look nice, but the chickens are all moved in and loving it.


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    This is the doorway into the extension run and the chickens happily checking out their new play area.

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    Last edited: Dec 9, 2009
  2. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    What a gosh darn gorgeous coop! Design and functionality !
     
  3. lleighmay

    lleighmay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What a beautiful coop! Your birds look very happy too :)
     
  4. rainnotebook

    rainnotebook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is gorgeous!! Your chickens will love it! [​IMG]
     
  5. henryetta

    henryetta Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh my goodness!!! beautifuly built, and sooooooo attractive too... I love it!! Think you got a winner for sure!! (both the coop and BF [​IMG] )
     
  6. vyshtia

    vyshtia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you everyone!! I was a little nervous about posting it on here because everyone else has such beautiful coops!!

    This coop/run is not even completely done and we're already going to make an additional run to the side of this run. [​IMG] BF asked me how big I wanted the 2nd run to be and I told him to just make it as large as possible or else we'll have to make a 3rd run. He doesn't quite understand yet that it can never be TOO big! [​IMG]
     
  7. SunnyDawn

    SunnyDawn Sun Lovin' Lizard

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    Seriously beautiful coop!!! Love the colors you chose for it! What, may I ask, are the brand names/colors of stain you used?
     
  8. vyshtia

    vyshtia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thank you!

    I used all Behr Wood Stain - I don't remember the exact stain names but it's something like: Cherry wood tone, Cedar natural wood tone, and Cordovan Brown - yeah...it's the darkest brown, it's almost black looking.
     
  9. SunnyDawn

    SunnyDawn Sun Lovin' Lizard

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    Quote:Thank you!

    I used all Behr Wood Stain - I don't remember the exact stain names but it's something like: Cherry wood tone, Cedar natural wood tone, and Cordovan Brown - yeah...it's the darkest brown, it's almost black looking.

    Really gorgeous! Thanks!
     
  10. Bantimna

    Bantimna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like it [​IMG]
     

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