New Old-time Kentucky Coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by dirtsaver, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. dirtsaver

    dirtsaver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hopefully I've got this picture thing figured out! Here are some pics of our coop. It's built from some salvaged framing lumber,some new lumber,the roof is from an old garage(had the roofing metal stored 15 years or so) and the siding is from an old tobacco barn.

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    The door was a "curbside freebie" and the window (not yet installed) is really the tinted plexiglass door from a cellphone control center computer cabinet.

    We have had the coop finished and the girls in it for around two months now and it's working out pretty good. It's 4' by 10' and 7' tall in front. I've since added a 4'porch awning and the run(old dog kennel panels we had lying around.

    If the pics work I'll try to get some of the finished setup this weekend.

    Larry
     
  2. chicks4kids

    chicks4kids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very nice! Excellent use of materials!! [​IMG]
     
  3. Sledrock

    Sledrock Out Of The Brooder

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    Coming along nicely! And like chicks4kids said, nice use of materials!
     
  4. joletabey

    joletabey SDWD!!!!

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    I really like that- do I see that you used pallets for the base?
     
  5. dirtsaver

    dirtsaver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes,I did use pallets laid out and secure to two logs for the base/floor, then covered the pallets with planks for subfloor. The final floor surface is the white faced panel sheets from Lowes.

    Larry
     
  6. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    Looks great! I like the barn siding a lot, and the door gives it a nice country look, too.

    (I added IMG tags to the links to your pics so that they would show up in this thread... Click "Edit" on your original post to take a peek at how I did it. Without the IMG tags, your pics will just be links. [​IMG] ).
     
  7. flowerchild59

    flowerchild59 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Coming along nicely. I love the old barn wood.
     

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