Our new coop!!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by serena763, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. serena763

    serena763 Out Of The Brooder

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    We built this out of much scrap material as possible...total cost around $90. ANY suggestions would be greatly appreciated! No boxes built yet..that will be coming up in the next month.

    Old dog house was here when we moved in. Dogs hated it. Took the side panels off and put hinges and locks for inside access.
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    Letting us know we missed a spot!
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    Finished coop!!
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  2. Carpe DiHen

    Carpe DiHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is awesome! You did all that for $90.00, it's so cute! [​IMG]
     
  3. midget_farms

    midget_farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    very cool! Make sure you close up the top of the door. Raccoons will get in there & eat 'em all up!
     
  4. OrloffTom

    OrloffTom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very nice coop and a good job with the rock and flowers surrounding the coop!
     
  5. serena763

    serena763 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes! THose sneaky coons already broke the first lock and luckily I had a "bad feeling" and kept the brick there. Now we have metal locks on the door AND the brick...also the doggies have been leavign the dogs out at night to keep the girls safe!

    Thanks everyone!! Those rocks are actually concrete blocks left over from a remodeling project and we broke them up with a sledge hammer and tadaa! [​IMG] Free rocks!
     
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  6. scooter147

    scooter147 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Serena, I can't tell from the photo but it looks like you do not have a door on the house. If so you need to put one on asap. There is a old saying. Chicken wire keeps chickens in and nothing out. Coon, opposums, fox or any predator (exept flying) can chew/rip through chicken wire in no time. Just don't want you to come out to dead chickens in the morning.
     
  7. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    I think it's adorable! i love the landscaping around it and you did an amazing job on the coop and run for only having scrap lumber! I love re-using scraps and making new things with them. just built a small potting table yesterday with some [​IMG]

    [​IMG] all the way!
     
  8. crawfordmama

    crawfordmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bet the dog likes it now! We refurbed an old chicken coop on our land all for around $75. You get to be creative with all your junk! Nice work![​IMG]
     
  9. Dingleberry

    Dingleberry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    love it!! [​IMG]
     
  10. kmwright

    kmwright Chillin' With My Peeps

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    BEAUTIFUL!!! You did a great job. I also love the landscaping. [​IMG]
     

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