Our brand new hen house!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Granolamom, Sep 18, 2008.

  1. Granolamom

    Granolamom Songster

    525
    4
    151
    Sep 9, 2008
    Dallas
    We recently decided to expand our original flock of 4, but needed a bigger coop for them to sleep in, first (during the day, our chickens are free-ranging in our fenced yard). A wonderful man named Jeff built us the perfect hen house, and the day after we went and picked up 5 more hens. The house will be painted shortly, but we wanted to go ahead and put a picture on the forum already, to let you all see our great new coop. It has 4 really nice nesting boxes inside, and 2 roosts for them to sleep on. Our kids love the house, because they can go in it (the old coop was a converted rabbit hutch...). We'll be more than happy to provide Jeff's contact info, if anyone is interested.[i[​IMG]mg][/img]
     
  2. Jen4

    Jen4 Songster

    Sep 7, 2008
    Munfordville, KY
    [​IMG] Very nice... I really like it!
     
  3. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Crowing

    5,717
    52
    283
    May 8, 2007
    Wisconsin
    That is one good looking coop!
     
  4. Heidi

    Heidi Songster

    Mar 18, 2007
    Northwest Michigan
    Very nice! Love your rooster - he's very handsome.
     
  5. Chicabee19

    Chicabee19 Songster

    Aug 8, 2008
    n/a
    I like the vents....

    what color are you going to paint it?

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Granolamom

    Granolamom Songster

    525
    4
    151
    Sep 9, 2008
    Dallas
    We don't know what color to paint it, yet. Any input, anyone? Our home is grey siding, with dark blue shutters and doors, so we thought maybe blue, or barn-red, but we're definitely open for suggestions and will post pic's as soon as it's done.
     
  7. chickenbike

    chickenbike Songster

    Nice....do the nest boxes pop out or are they part of the main coop?
     
  8. I vote for barn red with white trim.
     
  9. Barnyard

    Barnyard Addicted to Quack

    Aug 5, 2007
    Southwest Georgia
    Quote:I second that...... I love barnred!!
     
  10. hinkjc

    hinkjc Crowing Premium Member

    12,683
    65
    331
    Jan 11, 2007
    PA
    I love barn red too! [​IMG] That is a great coop. Let the kids have fun with the paint and add their own special touches. Our girls put their hand prints on our coop in a multicolor non-toxic paint and after it dried, we went over it with a shelac (sp?) to protect it from the weather. I thought it was cute and they enjoyed the experience. Have fun!

    Jody
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: