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Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by allaboutdemchicks, Sep 25, 2008.

  1. allaboutdemchicks

    allaboutdemchicks Chapel Farms

    Sep 13, 2008
    Jemison, AL
    We have been working really hard in the afternoons on our hen house and chicken run. The pictures do not show it being enclosed, but we are finally there!!!![​IMG]



    Today the crew got a chance to try out the hen house door. Poor things took a while to realize that is not a window! [​IMG] They are four week old Buff Orpingtons and Black Australorps.


    Will post pictures of a more completed house tomorrow!

    Well...., the next week and here we are NOW!!!

    Finish the top, added windows and door.....


    Here is the chick run. Just got the wire over the top yesterday.

    Notice the hen boxes in the back and the overhang on the roof. Dearest thought it best if I don't have to gather the eggs from the inside of the hen house and if it's raining I don't get wet. (Just muddy)[​IMG]

    Well, got to finish with sealing up the top and perhaps running 'hot' wire around the exterior (not sure with the kids around). I think I want the hubby to make a different hutch for the bunnies (see last photo), take that bunny cage inside for a brooder pen and then paint and put some cute signs!! Oh and the landscaping!!!! HURRY Mark (DH)!! We got to finish....the Clanton AL. Poultry show is in two weeks and no telling what we will find to bring home!!!!
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2008
  2. miron28

    miron28 Songster

    Sep 8, 2008
    lenoir north carolina
    That looks awesome! Good luck with it:cool:
  3. mustangruss

    mustangruss Songster

    Great looking coop!
  4. Omran

    Omran Songster

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    you guys rock,very beautiful,and professional job.
    wish you the best luck
    Please post pictures when all done
  5. Chicabee19

    Chicabee19 Songster

    Aug 8, 2008
    great job!

    What are you going to do with the wavy pieces?
  6. Ericasl

    Ericasl Songster

    Feb 21, 2008
    The Dalles OR
    They look very happy in their hen house!
  7. Heather J

    Heather J Songster

    May 29, 2008
    Quote:That's metal roofing material. Mine looks a lot like that, only red. I found it was WAY less money than shingling, and faster to install too--plus it's supposed to last longer.
  8. allaboutdemchicks

    allaboutdemchicks Chapel Farms

    Sep 13, 2008
    Jemison, AL
    Thats right...3' wide 26 gage metal roofing. It has a high rib in it that allows for overlapping. We just predrilled the holes for the screws to attach to the wood and it really only takes as fast as you can screw it down. That what my son on the roof is doing. No one will see the roof so we just went with unpainted second rated material...but just right for a hen house.
  9. allaboutdemchicks

    allaboutdemchicks Chapel Farms

    Sep 13, 2008
    Jemison, AL
    Updated with new pic's
  10. packinaglock

    packinaglock Songster

    Sep 8, 2008
    Loxahatchee, Florida
    That is really top notch;)

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