Shed Turning into Coop - Slow Progress, but Progress!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by F106A, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. F106A

    F106A Songster

    Apr 9, 2011
    Texas Big Country
    Well, I got this 8'x6' shed some time ago with the intent of turning it into a coop. Life keeps getting in the way of continuous progress, but we made a big dent in it over the weekend. The fact that my pullets are laying now has put some urgency in the project. (I really didn't expect eggs for another few weeks!) We built the nesting boxes, got the vents, and window in, and put some trim around the window. It really wasn't designed for a shed, so I had to modify it a bit, and the trim didn't turn out like I wanted. The nesting boxes will go on the open side you can see in the photo, and the pop door will go under the window - probably on the lower right to make opening/closing easier from the outside once I get the run done. You can see the materials I have for the run in the "painting the nesting boxes" photo. Cutting the door, and nesting box opening is on the plan for tomorrow. (Once all that is done, we'll start on the run.) The boxes will be external, and I still need to frame the opening once I cut it. My daughter came up with the Texas flag design for the nesting box top from a photo she saw here on BYC! I don't think it's copyrighted, and thanks for the idea whoever you are!

    Whoo! We're getting there!

    Hiding some bad cuts with hardware!

    Child labor! They got mad at me when I started to paint it myself, because I told them they could!

    Ready for installation!
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2011

  2. maybejoey

    maybejoey got chickenidous?

    Looks cool.[​IMG]
  3. chicktwins

    chicktwins Chirping

    May 5, 2011
    Eastern Shore
    That looks great!! cant wait to see more
  4. allieloveschickens

    allieloveschickens Songster

    May 20, 2010
    San Diego
    Nice job!

  5. Patricia Jane

    Patricia Jane Songster

    Oct 28, 2010
    Petaluma CA
    Nice looking coop. Kudos to your daughter for wanting to add the flag. Nice touch:thumbsup
  6. Terrik

    Terrik Chirping

    Aug 13, 2011
    Dallas, OR
    [​IMG] Looks great!

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