Our "new" barn and coop!!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Three Cedars Silkies, Dec 30, 2009.

  1. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 17, 2008
    Gainesville, Fl.
    My daughter bought her first house 3 years ago right after turning 20 years old. It was a lovely old farmhouse with a falling down old barn. We both fell in love with it and over the 4 months after she bought it we (I'm her Mom) totally renovated the house. It was a LOT of hard work but now it's a lovely old home with all new bathrooms and kitchen, refinished hardwood floors, etc. The one thing we really didn't do much to in the beginning was the barn. Shortly after she moved in, we bought 12 chicks of various breeds, all large fowl pullets and hus began a journey into our world of chickens. I quickly threw up 3, then the 4th pen to accommodate the increasing flock (you know how that is [​IMG] ) but it was difficult to get in and out and clean because I made it too low and we are both tall!

    We bought a small flock of young black bantam cochins and come show time, she was winning at every show. Then Uncle Sam came calling and she was deployed to Iraq the next February so we had to sell the cochins. She had invited her grandmother to live with her when she bought the house, so there was someone living there and taking care of all the chickens.

    While my daughter was in Iraq, I spent the entire year working on the barn. I tore down the old coops, put a shedrow on the sides and back of the back and built coops under the shedrows on the right side and back. While she was gone, her grandma decided she wanted silkies so we began our foray into the silkie world. We have fallen in love, for sure!

    Robin came back from Iraq this past April and has been enjoying the new coops and renovated barn. It was a true labor of love and I enjoy so much spending time at her place with our birds!!

    I thought I would share the before and after pics of the barn.








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  2. ChickenDreamer

    ChickenDreamer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 16, 2008
    Northern Ontario
    WOW! Just wow! What a great mom [​IMG]
  3. Chooksaurus

    Chooksaurus Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2009
    NW WI
    Nice work![​IMG]
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

  5. Jimmiaandboys

    Jimmiaandboys Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 13, 2009
    Bennington County, VT
    Beautiful work!!! How wonderfully supportive you are and I'm sure your daughter will love the barn/ coop when she comes home-looks like the girls already do![​IMG]
    Hmmm...do you travel with tools? [​IMG]

    God bless you and your family!
  6. Shiningfeather

    Shiningfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2009
    hill country texas
    Oh, you have done a great job. It is beautiful! [​IMG] Wish I had you here to help me with mine, but mine is in much worse shape right now, its 100 yrs. old.
  7. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Fabulous work!! [​IMG] You should be so proud!! Enjoy! [​IMG]
  8. hottexaschick

    hottexaschick Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 2, 2008
    Collin County, Texas
    [​IMG] Will you adopt me? [​IMG]
  9. Frenchy chick

    Frenchy chick Out Of The Brooder

    May 26, 2009
    All i can say is ... WOW...[​IMG] [​IMG]
  10. 3goodeggs

    3goodeggs pays attention sporadically

    May 22, 2009
    North Central Florida
    She will be SO thrilled! You did a fantastic job!

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