New member and new Coop!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by PooCollector, Dec 2, 2009.

  1. PooCollector

    PooCollector New Egg

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    I have been hanging around in the shadows for a couple of months now and decided to take on chickens and guineas at my place. Have yet to purchase any birds but my kids and I have managed to round up enough recycled material to build a 8'x6' coop that is about 6' tall with the only out of pocket being about $87.00 in OSB and PT lumber for the base. We still have a little work to do but here it is so far! Enjoy!
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    This is what we started with. A leanto that would make a better chicken house.

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    next, we decked it.

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    Frame is up! I hev never framed a building before and learned alot on this. Like how to NOT box your frame [​IMG]

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    walls and roof deck up.

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    Nestboxes getting started. As a side note, I am way more in to this than my wife is, so I made her shingle the roof as her contribution! She did great!haha

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    And here is the semi completed outside. I used old 6 inch cedar fence boards for siding to make it look like a shack. It was kinda dark when i took that shot and made it look a little creepy! I will get more pics up when I finish the place in the next couple of days. Thanks for looking.
     
  2. Jess N Jeff

    Jess N Jeff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awsome coop!!!! Great job!!! And welcome from California!!!

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  3. 3goodeggs

    3goodeggs pays attention sporadically

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    FANTASTIC!!!
    Great job. And you actually did the coop first. many of us just "Thought" it would work that way.
     
  4. herefordlovinglady

    herefordlovinglady It Is What It Is

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    Awesome -- [​IMG]

    welcome from gerogia
     
  5. Hillsvale

    Hillsvale Chillin' With My Peeps

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    congratulations it looks great, I am in the process of building my new coop as well. [​IMG]
     
  6. Ernie

    Ernie Out Of The Brooder

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    Nice!
     
  7. ErieSpurs

    ErieSpurs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome from OH.

    Looks great.
     
  8. B'villechicken

    B'villechicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome!! Looking good.
     
  9. Quadog

    Quadog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC & by the way... Excellent 1st post !!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2009
  10. carolynb

    carolynb Chicken Kisser

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    [​IMG] from MA! Nice job on the coop!! & awesome name!! [​IMG] Can't wait to see pics of the birds when you get them!!
     

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