New Playhouse Coop Construction in Minnesota

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by True Grit, May 17, 2010.

  1. True Grit

    True Grit Songster

    We just started this weekend. My 5 day old EEs are coming next Wednesday. It is an insulated version using the playhouse coop as inspiration. We will have a heat lamp with a thermal cube on it that will turn it on at 35 F and off at 45 F. Hope this links to my page.
    [https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=56209]

    2 collies a jrt and a great DH
     
  2. burnchick

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    Good Job. I also have a coop built from an old play structure. We put it on cement blocks so that the walls didn't sag. It will be hard to put on siding if it's not somewhat square. Good luck![​IMG]
     
  3. True Grit

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    Well I did suggest cement blocks but ...[​IMG] I thing I'll go check it right now.
     
  4. True Grit

    True Grit Songster

    News pics of our progress and the arrival of my 5 healthy EE chicks this past Wednesday on my page. Yay![​IMG]
     
  5. Stumpy

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    It looks great! [​IMG]
     
  6. True Grit

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    Thank-you! Check my page for newest update on our coop progress. Doing it ourselves is more expensive than I thought it would be but so much better quality. We are at about $750 for materials.
     
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  7. nelgkel

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    looks awesome! cute chicks!
     
  8. shopchicks

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    Looks great! DIY is still not cheap - but when I compare what I built for $700 to what I could have bought for the same money, building is worth it. Can't wait to see it all finished. [​IMG]
     
  9. CityChook

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    My Coop
    [​IMG] from the Cities!
     
  10. Chickenaddict

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    Quote:WOWSERS! $750 is about what we paid for materials for our 10 by 12 coop!!! Welcome to BYC, I am always thrilled to see a fellow minnesotan on here [​IMG]
     

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