New to chickens ...our new coop w/pix!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by atfan, Aug 24, 2008.

  1. atfan

    atfan New Egg

    Aug 24, 2008
    Western NC USA
    Our new coop started out as a used packing crate:


    After some paint -random brown "mistints" from Lowes,time to frame a roof with large overhang -we get a lot of rain....


    More roof framing:


    Roofing with Lowe's "ondura" roofing:


    Son on roof:


    Recycled door:


    More roofing:


    Chicken door and some windows added,still need some more paint touch up on missed areas:


    Gratuitous puppy picture:


    Still need to build run it'll be 6 x 16 feet 3 feet high 1/2 inch hardware cloth.....
  2. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    It looks fabulous so far. Way to recycle! And welcome to BYC [​IMG]
  3. jjthink

    jjthink Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 17, 2007
    New Jersey
    Great job!
  4. TT

    TT Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2008
    [​IMG] very nice recycling!
  5. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    AWESOME! I love the environtment. All the heavy trees and wilderness... Make sure and critter proof it though!
  6. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Mar 25, 2008
    That's wonderful! Thank you for posting pics of it!
    [​IMG] !!!
  7. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    Quote:OK , great job . Looks good . I do understand the need for the roof to be slanted so the rain is directly off , but why such a high roof ?
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2008
  8. Linda in San Diego

    Linda in San Diego Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 11, 2008
    San Diego
    Nice job - do you have chicks yet? You seem to be pretty far along on the coop so you must have babies somewhere! [​IMG]
  9. Chicabee19

    Chicabee19 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2008
    eggcellent job! Where did you get the packing crate???

    Is the roof placed high for ventilation?
  10. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    sorry , but to me a roof that high can be dangerous with high winds .

    Ours is built on a 4 inch slant for the rain to drain .
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2008

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