Our refubished coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by lexustami, Aug 2, 2007.

  1. lexustami

    lexustami Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When we bought our house last year there was an old chicken coop in the backyard. It obviously hadn't been used for years and by the looks of the nesting boxes they had pigeons in there last.

    We were just going to build a new coup on our farm property but I didn't have the extra couple grand we figured it would cost to build what we wanted.

    So, I decided to fix up the old coop instead and keep the chickens at home with us.

    First, it was LOADED with a bunch of junk! We emptied it out and gutted it. The roof also needed to be replaced because it was old and leaking.

    My husband put insulation in it and we put up some old paneling that we found in the barn at the farm.

    We've been working on the run over the last couple of days. It is finally almost done. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.

    Don't mind the peeling paint. It still needs to be repainted.

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    Take care,

    Tami
     
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  2. CtlisencedArborist

    CtlisencedArborist Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOOKS good!Gna be a nice home for ya babys!
     
  3. CtlisencedArborist

    CtlisencedArborist Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What types of babys do you have?
     
  4. TreyClark281

    TreyClark281 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks good and nice run! do you have any pics of the inside or still being redone?
     
  5. lexustami

    lexustami Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We still have to add the roosts and nest boxes. The ceiling will be done before winter.

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    Close up of run.

    Take care,

    Tami
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Excellent coop! I love it. Your run makes me really wish I had some level ground on which to build something. Living on a mountain, I always have to fuss with fencing to make anything work.
     
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  7. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    I love it! It looks HUGE!!!
     
  8. TreyClark281

    TreyClark281 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow its huge!! how many chickens do you plan to get?
     
  9. Standard Hen

    Standard Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 17, 2007
    Massachusetts
    That is a nice sized coop. I would really love to have a coop that I could actually enter and stand up in! You will be able to have many nice chickens to fill it.
     

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