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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Btljus, Apr 26, 2016.

  1. Btljus

    Btljus Hatching

    Apr 21, 2016
    Alvdal Norway
    Hello. Our family finally decided to get started on Our first chicken coop. We live on an old small farm in the Mountains in Norway, winter can get Cold (-25°c to -30°c), so we wanted an insulated coop for our New crew.
    Since coop plans are all over the web, after studying "millions" of them, I decided to wingit. I started with some big floor beams i salvaged when we renovated our house, made a frame, and was eager to show my better half the progress. She pointed out that my frame was a little big....
    Oh Well, big it is.
    Added 10cm insulation and put on some floor [​IMG]
    Wall frame followed...[​IMG]
    The walls are 2m high and 3,45m * 3,35m, so its going to be a roomy coop/house.
    We intend to have about 6 chickens maby some yellow orpingtons) and ability to expand. Pluss some bunnies during winter. I intend to put a Wall up making a room for supplies and whatnot..
    Here is current progress of coop:
    Open for any feedback. [​IMG]
    Kjell Arne.

  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Welcome to BYC, and good luck in finishing your coop and establishing your flock. It is going to be an attractive coop.
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to the community - looks great!

  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  5. Hi, I'm new too. Nice coop. It looks like it will be strong and draft proof.
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Looks like they will have a big window - chickens love to look outside. Welcome to the Backyard chickens flock.
  7. They really are quiet inquisitive. The window is definitely a great idea.
    1 person likes this.

  8. Btljus

    Btljus Hatching

    Apr 21, 2016
    Alvdal Norway
    Progress [​IMG]

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