Our coop is almost done! (FINALLY!) This has been a HUGE project!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by grullablue, Aug 17, 2008.

  1. grullablue

    grullablue Songster

    Feb 27, 2008
    Madison, Wisconsin
    We started it in April. Zoning issues halted it for two months. Then life just got in the way and we just got a little done here and there. I've posted here and there, but we are so close to finished now...I just needed to share!

    We've had a very productive weekend.... and will soon be ready to move the girls into their new digs. It's an 8x12 coop, the girls will have access to 8x8 of it, the remainder is my area for storage. We had all of the siding given to us for free, and had a lot of the wood laying around.... even the insulation in the walls we already had.

    I hope you don't mind my not posting the pics here, I have them on my website to share... http://www.duninblue.com/chickens.htm

    free to check it out, and let me know what you think!
  2. cherrychicken

    cherrychicken Songster

    Jul 7, 2008
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
    cool! and i like the guards!
  3. mbleily

    mbleily Songster

    Feb 20, 2008
    Quote:Heck, I'll come live in it. Looks like as good as any house I have seen. LOL
  4. CarlaRiggs

    CarlaRiggs Songster

    Great coop, Angie and well thought out.... you two have been really busy lately working on this coop. [​IMG] I like the set up you have inside, with the storage right there.
    I hope your chickens appreciate all the hard work.

  5. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan
    That's a really great coop! Are you planning to make a "coop page" here on BYC to share your coop, too? (You have several great ideas that I haven't seen before on here before, so I know others would appreciate learning from you!). [​IMG]
  6. grullablue

    grullablue Songster

    Feb 27, 2008
    Madison, Wisconsin
    Doors are on, and most of the little things are now finished...I took more photos tonight, and posted them on my site, if you'd like to go back and take another look! www.duninblue.com/chickens

    for the compliments! We are totally new to chickens...and to be honest, most everything I've learned...I've learned here! Since March or so...I've been spending a lot of time on this forum, sifting thru old posts, pictures....etc. I love this site! My husband works in construction for a living, he is a foreman for Cleary Buildings, so he luckily can build stuff like this in his sleep, though on a much larger scale...it's just been finding the time to do it!

    The great thing about this coop is it's completely portable! Well, it would take some equipment to move it, but it's not built on poles dug into the ground...so we could pick it up and move it if we needed to... we don't really plan to, but if we need to...we can. We don't have any power....so we've got lighting to figure out yet...but we'll get there! The girls just better love it!!

    I do have a coop page here, if you look in my signature below, if that's what you're talking about, although I have not updated it with these new pics yet.

    I of course have the run to do....but that's actually going to have to wait until the girls are in the coop....and should go up rather quickly, because 6 of the 9 panels I am using for the run are being used for the chickens now.... they are not exactly kennel panels, but similar. In fact, I think in one picture, there might be one standing up alongside the coop. The openings aren't quite as big as chainlink, and these are sturdier. Had them given to me years ago, and never had a use for them until now!

  7. Omran

    Omran Songster

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    hey congrats,you guys did a very great job look awsome.
  8. grullablue

    grullablue Songster

    Feb 27, 2008
    Madison, Wisconsin
    Thanks! A lot of blood, sweat and tears went into this thing (ok, not the tears....but some stress!) I just finished painting the floor today, and the girls will be in their new digs this weekend! Then I can work on the run! (6 of the panels I'm using for the run are being used for the chickens now...so I can't start it until they're out of there!)

  9. steffpeck

    steffpeck Songster

    Mar 25, 2007
    Erda, UT
    It looks really nice!!! What size is it?
  10. Yanna

    Yanna Songster

    Mar 23, 2008
    Kudos - this is beautiful. The Tiki guardians are a nice touch.

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