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

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    Our new coop started out as a used packing crate:

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

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    More roof framing:

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    Roofing with Lowe's "ondura" roofing:

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    Son on roof:

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    Recycled door:

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    More roofing:

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

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    Gratuitous puppy picture:

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    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

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    Great job!
    JJ
     
  4. TT

    TT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​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

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    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 ?
     
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  8. Linda in San Diego

    Linda in San Diego Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    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 .
     
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