Progress on The Chicken Garden

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by FrontPorchIndiana, May 5, 2008.

  1. FrontPorchIndiana

    FrontPorchIndiana Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2008
    Indiana
    Since we have super-duper, fast-growing Hawkeye-babies-on-steroids from Speckledhen we've had to start busting our tails on getting the hen house finished. [​IMG] I mean we knew chickens grew fast but these guys aren't even three weeks old yet and are almost fully feathered out and want to go outside. [​IMG]

    So we've been painting, installing windows and doors, installed the vinyl floor and insulation and have started adding the exterior trim. Still have a long way to go but at least it's starting to look like something. Tonight we have to take a break and build them a bigger brooder before they get so big they can't turn around in the one they have. [​IMG]

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    The old windows and doors were all from the original house on our property that was torn down 100 years ago. They are literally rough around the edges. I think it gives the whole thing some character even though it wasn't any fun trying to install them during a windstorm Saturday.
     
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Very nice! Would you like to come build me one? [​IMG]
     
  3. suenrob

    suenrob Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 22, 2008
    Ft. Myers, FL
    That's awesome Christine, very lucky chickens!!!!!!
     
  4. FrontPorchIndiana

    FrontPorchIndiana Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2008
    Indiana
    Quote:Nope! Not sure we're going to survive our own. We're getting to old for this stuff. [​IMG]
     
  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    What a great place for your chickens! Just lovely!
     
  6. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    The old windows and door give your coop a rustic, farmland character (the red and white paint helps, too!). I really like it!

    I'm looking forward to pictures of the finished coop! ^_^
     
  7. Dixiedoodle

    Dixiedoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2007
    I love it.. Looks really nice.. Thanks for sharing..Dixie
     
  8. Anny

    Anny Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Detroit Michigan
    cute, it reminds me of a little one room school house.
     
  9. raindrop

    raindrop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! That is a great coop, wonderful job!
     
  10. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2007
    Connecticut
    BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

    Very jealous!! [​IMG]
     

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