Our new coop and our first chickens (very image heavy)

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by squeakyballs, Jan 12, 2010.

  1. squeakyballs

    squeakyballs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is our new quasi open air chicken coop, we started with the play house my dad built me 20 years ago. We were going to make a fence out of pallets because my husband thinks wire fencing is ugly [​IMG]. We asked my father-in-law to pick up a load of pallets for us and he brought us fence pickets instead... [​IMG]

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    You can see our bunny cage to the left of the coop. It has one very old (15 years?) bunny in it.

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    All that stuff had been "stored" in the play house. We had a lot of cleaning up to do.

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    This panel is easy to remove, I'll probably take it down this summer after we extend the roof to make this side shaded.

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    We recycled old cupboard doors so you can get to the nest boxes without entering the coop or even going inside the run.

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    These nest boxes are the first thing that my husband has ever built, I think he is off to a good start! And our new hens, General Tso and Sesame.

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    [​IMG] Yay we have chickens! [​IMG]
     
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  2. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    Very nice and very adorable little boy too [​IMG]
     
  3. MidnightChickenLover

    MidnightChickenLover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awe.. how long did it take you to renovate? Very nice.. [​IMG]
     
  4. squeakyballs

    squeakyballs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thank you! We started in February 2009, so a long time. My husband got sick soon after we started so we had to take a looong break from it. We started working on it again in November [​IMG]
     
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  5. mmtillman

    mmtillman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Love it !!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. squeakyballs

    squeakyballs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I couldn't resist checking on them. Only one is sleeping on the roost, and the other dug out a little spot under the nest boxes and is sitting there. Should I put it on the roost?
     
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  7. ShockValue

    ShockValue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    nice work!

    I see that we had the same idea for naming the chickens. I've gone through my chicken recipe book looking for inspiration.

    I wanted to get a Russian Orloff and name him "Kiev" [​IMG]
     
  8. SilverPhoenix

    SilverPhoenix Bantam Fanatic

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    Gorgeous coop! You did a beautiful job on it. [​IMG]
     
  9. rosaline

    rosaline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] You have done a lovely job on your chicken hutch x
     
  10. SunshineSteedFarm

    SunshineSteedFarm Seramatching Equestrian

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    Beautiful coop and chickens! [​IMG]
     

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