Our "Duelin Coupes"

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by shadowchicken, Aug 29, 2008.

  1. shadowchicken

    shadowchicken New Egg

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    Ok heres what we have goin on. My father tried to talk me into getting chickens for years. I moved onto 5 acres back in 1991. I always told him he was nuts and I needed chickens like a another hole in the head. Years went by and the wife and I had kids. Then the thought of what was going into the chicken and eggs I was feeding my family started to make me think that another hole in the head was not such a bad idea after all.... Ahh my fathers wisdom. Well I put the first coup together and the kids loved the birds, we love the eggs and meat. My dad got a smile before he passed away in April. I was pleased all around and now its turned into quite an operation.
    Thanks DAD, I love ya.

    Here's the link

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=14936
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    "Pass the chicken please"
     
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  2. AllChookUp

    AllChookUp Will Shut Up for Chocolate

    May 7, 2008
    Frozen Lake, MN
    I tried fixing your link, but can't quite make out what it's SUPPPOSED to be. Can you clarify for us?
     
  3. shadowchicken

    shadowchicken New Egg

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  4. MamaSteph

    MamaSteph Out Of The Brooder

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    Your link's working now! They look amazing. I am so glad you posted these pics because we are planning on building two separate coops that are mirror images of each other connected by a storage area. Nice job!

    Edited to add: What are the sizes of each of those coops?
     
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  5. shadowchicken

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    Thanks, it really just sorta took on a life of its own. I decided to build the second coup so we could keep layers and meat birds seperate. Thinking maybe about trying turkeys too. The sizes are 12' x 8' with a four foot pit where i put the roosts. I need to get a better angle of that. I tried to link to my page that has a right up on them but I was doing something wrong and it didnt work?

    Now it is, I think

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=14936
     
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  6. Anny

    Anny Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Detroit Michigan
    I love love love love LOVE the color. Best color ever!
     
  7. shadowchicken

    shadowchicken New Egg

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    I agree, thats why Im in the market for a New holland not a deere
     
  8. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

    May 24, 2007
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    Wonderful work! I love that blue color. You should have very happy chickens... glad your dad was so wise. [​IMG]
     
  9. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    Great coops! [​IMG]
     
  10. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Great coops!
     

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