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Our First Coop...Progress!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by hokankai, Sep 9, 2010.

  1. hokankai

    hokankai Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So my dad and I have been working on this coop for 9 weeks now. We don't live on the property yet, and we had to go after my dad got off work meaning only 2-3 hours of progress at a time on weekdays. It has been SO hard not being able to just finish it! [​IMG] But now we're moving onto the property in a few weeks and have GOT to get it finished! I still need to finish caulking, priming, and painting, and securing the coop before starting the run. Hopefully the run doesn't take very long!

    Anyway, here are my progress pics!
    just the floor
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    without a roof
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    most recent
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    we've been using some salvaged materials such as half a roof from a dog run (which was NOT fun to get up there!), the windows/door, and some random pieces of lumber/hardware
    Thanks for checking it out!
     
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2010
  2. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

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    My Coop
    Well Done! [​IMG] The anticipation must be killing you!
     
  3. OregonChickenGal

    OregonChickenGal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very nice! [​IMG]
     
  4. bigdogmom130

    bigdogmom130 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looking good [​IMG]
     
  5. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] good job!!! Great that you were able to use salvaged material!!! The chickens will love it
     
  6. hokankai

    hokankai Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks! i recently painted the interior yellow, and will begin painting the exterior tomorrow!

    still need to figure out how to keep the egg and clean out doors from bowing as it's just a hole cut out of the siding and used as the door...any ideas?! i also have to remove the hardware to install the trim [​IMG] got a little ahead of myself i guess!
     
  7. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very nice. That floor looks a lot better than the one I have in my kitchen!
     

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