PIctures of construction of our coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by herbsherbsflowers, Oct 6, 2008.

  1. herbsherbsflowers

    herbsherbsflowers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good friends and neighbors helped with the construction of this coop. It was a true communal effort. I'm posting the pictures we have of the whole process.

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    My husband clearing out the site for the coop.

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    My friend, Matt, beginning work on the coop.

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    Matt and his son, Jamie, working on coop.

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    More work on coop.

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    And more work.

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    Getting close.

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    The final version.

    It's all done now. It took way to long, but I'm glad we did it. They seem very happy with lots more room.

    Let me know what you think.
     
  2. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] Good job! How long did that take you guys? Looks like you owe the neighbors some eggs?
     
  3. lil' Okie

    lil' Okie Out Of The Brooder

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    Very nice, I love that painted window, so cute.
     
  4. toletiquesbysam

    toletiquesbysam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Beautiful!!! Love the painted window!!!
    I'd live in there!
     
  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Great job! You have awesome neighbors! [​IMG]
     
  6. herbsherbsflowers

    herbsherbsflowers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It took about 6 weeks because most folks could only work on weekends and such. It seemed like the last details were what took the most time. Painting and where to hang the feeders.

    I bought the window years ago to make a focal point in my herb garden and never got around to using it or figuring out exactly what I wanted to do. It was perfect for this, so we built the coop around it.

    Thanks.
     
  7. herbsherbsflowers

    herbsherbsflowers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I need to change my profile. We just got two buff orpington pullets to add to our flock. I think that will be enough for our pen and coop.
     
  8. KristaChickenWhisperer

    KristaChickenWhisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great Job!

    We just built our own coop over the summer. My mom and I did it all by hand.(Hand sawed all the wood, nails and hammer hehe.) It was quite the adventure [​IMG]
     
  9. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great coop, I really like how you made the plywood look like siding, great idea.
     
  10. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Fantastic!!! What a wonderful coop. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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