Roofed my coop today

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Sphinx, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. Sphinx

    Sphinx Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 10, 2010
    We built our coop this summer, but didn't put roofing materials on. We have been doing our house roof, and have a bunch of fancy 30 year, 100 mph shingles left over, so with help from my dh, I roofed my coop.

    When I was building the coop (well, when I was HELPING dh build the coop....) i nearly cut my thumb off with a sawsall, so using a nail gun made me a bit nervous. But, I did it without a single cut, scrape or bruise. Go me!

    It's no Taj Mahal, but I'm pleased.

  2. True Grit

    True Grit Chillin' With My Peeps

    Very nice roof and cute coop too. Are those doors into the next boxes?
  3. Sphinx

    Sphinx Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 10, 2010
    Yes, those doors open to the nest boxes. Of course, the chickens only use one.

    Of course, of the 7 chickens I have, only 1 is laying.
  4. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

    May 6, 2010
    My Coop
    You go girl! [​IMG]
  5. Tdub4chiks

    Tdub4chiks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 8, 2010
    Constantia, NY
    Nice roof, but would love to see pics of your whole setup - inside & out. Looks real nice.
  6. peterlund

    peterlund Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 29, 2010
    MA Cranberry Country
    Quote:I will bet your chickens feel "rich" in their new waterproof coop!
  7. bburn

    bburn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2010
    Delaware, Arkansas
    Good Job.....I love tools! My DH is working out of state and has been gone seven weeks and at least 4-6 weeks longer on this job. Lonely.....but I have cleaned and organized his garage and all his tools.....and have learned to use most of them in the process. I have built things and worked on things and I can tell you....power tools rock!!

    Nail guns, staple guns, miter saws, sawsalls....drills and skill saws! Love them all....even I can build with them.

    Hardware cloth arms will never heal up from all the scratches!!
  8. swimmer

    swimmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 17, 2010
    Hope those 100 mph shingles aren't needed on your new coop or house. I'm in UT also and know how bad the wind can be. Some times the wind blows so hard, the girls go running and don't come out of the coop until the coast is clear.
  9. Sphinx

    Sphinx Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 10, 2010
    Quote:I just took a bunch of pictures and posted them on my blog. I know that it's not nearly as nice as what a LOT of people around here have, but I'm pleased with it.

    I'm hoping that all of my references to my non-laying, freeloading chickens will have an effect and they start laying for me soon.

    While I was out taking pictures, I had two of the EE and my SLC squat for me, so that seems like a good sign. Of course, the white chicken wouldn't squat, and she already lays. Go figure. LOL
  10. Knock Kneed Hen

    Knock Kneed Hen California Dream'in Chickens

    Feb 15, 2010
    So. Cal.
    It looks great, inside and out! Bet you feel proud of's funny how the simplest things bring us joy!! [​IMG]

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