Started my chicken coop today!!!! Pic Heavy (maybe)

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by brandibaby23, Dec 17, 2009.

  1. brandibaby23

    brandibaby23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just got the DH (Dear Honey) and dear brother to get materials and start building today, We have gotten many things for free from generous individuals. I will be thanking them at the completion of the coop!!! I am SO EXCITED!!!! I been wanting a coop since last summer!!!!!
    So here is the first picture.......This is the space for the chickies.....
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    This is the floor starting.......aren't they in the Christmas spirit!!!

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    This is the roof going up.......Dear friend also stopped by to help!!!!!!

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    This is the roof done for now and the floor getting leveled. This was all done today so far and I can't get them to come in, and it is 20 degrees out there!!!!! I will update with more pictures as they get stuff done. Root them on guys!!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. Stumpy

    Stumpy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Woo-hoo! Can't wait to see it finished. They've gotten a good start.
     
  3. emys

    emys Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Excellent! I think you had best get the cookies and hot toddies ready!
     
  4. brandibaby23

    brandibaby23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yea I better do something nice or it won't get finished tomorrow!!! You know since you mentioned hot toddies, what exactly are those I asked about them the other day!!!! [​IMG]
     
  5. dovecanyon

    dovecanyon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Half a coffee cup of boiling water, stir in a squeeze of lemon and a glob of honey (or sugar), add a shot or two of whiskey. Hot Toddy!
    Wonderful for a head cold and/or sore throat. Also just for drinking on a cold night.
     
  6. brandibaby23

    brandibaby23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    HA thanks I guess ya learn something new everyday!!!! [​IMG] They are still out side have almost one wall completely up!!!! We are using "skid lids" for the walls, torn apart. We got a bunch of them for free.
     
  7. The Sheriff

    The Sheriff Overrun With Chickens

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    Ok, I gotta ask and I KNOW everyone else wants to know too.......

    What room is the little window in that will now open up inside the hen house?

    Inquiring minds need to know. [​IMG]
     
  8. brandibaby23

    brandibaby23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is a room in the house like a work shop, our furnace is also in there, that way I can just peep out the window without going outside [​IMG] to check on the girls, I'm hoping the heat from that room might just give them a tab bit of heat as well, and I have an outlet right under the window on the inside in case I need light or heat out there.
     
  9. boston3381

    boston3381 Out Of The Brooder

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    nice start on the coop cant weight to see it finished:D

    on a side note you can cut a dryer vent on the side of your house and add a small fan (in side the house with a trap door)
    then use the heat from your house to keep them worm:cool:
     
  10. gsim

    gsim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That is the window which may someday provoke this type of exchange: "All right! Who did that? No one? Then somone has left that *#*#*# window open again! [​IMG]
     

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