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started working on a new coop today...

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by mydog8it, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. mydog8it

    mydog8it Out Of The Brooder

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    ...and the cutest little construction crew wandered in to check it out! It amazes me how bold and curious they are.

    [​IMG]

    After nearly impaling myself with a borrowed nail gun, I decided it would be safer to use screws. Other than that, so far so good [​IMG] Hopefully (given my lack of construction skills) it will turn out like this:

    [​IMG]
     
  2. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    Looks cool. I agree with you abou the nailgun. I would be dangerous with the thing. My husband would pick it up and say, "How does this work" and end up shooting himself. I don't let him near MY power tools
     
  3. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    It looks like it's going to be almost a Japanese coop! Very nice. Your work crew help much for the beginning phase you have going there? [​IMG]
     
  4. Break an Egg

    Break an Egg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love the design and your little roo. He's super cute [​IMG]
     
  5. mydog8it

    mydog8it Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks!

    @CoyoteMagic - I think that's how my husband feels about me and power tools. lol
    @ChickensAreSweet - Well, they ate my plans and pooped on everything, so I'll have to go with not helpful but definitely entertaining!
    @Break an Egg - Thank you. He has a very sweet personality so far.
     
  6. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    I was really surprised how fearless my chickens were around power tools. They'd get right up on the board I was cutting and get close to the spray of sawdust!! No fear of hammering sounds. I finally had to move the construction work to an area outside of the run, and then move the sections of what I was building back into it.

    Of course, now I let them range freely, so no matter what I'm building, I've got feathered supervisors observing my work.

    I'm putting up a shed now... luckily, it's a DIY kit made of resin, so there's no sawing at all.
     
  7. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

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    My Coop
    I'm looking forward to seeing this come together! [​IMG] My chickens were very curious about the construction of their coop too.
     
  8. SandyK

    SandyK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love your supervisors!!! Cute, cute. Good luck, it looks like it will really be a great coop.
     

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