Ten weekends, but it's finally done!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Mrs Chickenlady, Mar 2, 2008.

  1. Mrs Chickenlady

    Mrs Chickenlady Out Of The Brooder

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    It's been a big day in the hill country today [​IMG] After ten long weekends in a row the coop and run are complete and the girls (plus 2 boys) are all moved in. [​IMG] I think DH did an outstanding job, and the girls (+ 2) seem pretty thrilled too [​IMG]

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    8' x 8' coop with 8' x 12' covered run
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    Buff Orp roo checking things out
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    "What was that?????" (Buff Orp, Delaware, Ideal, Plymouth Rock & Barred Rocks)
     
  2. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    nice coop and a good looking flock to boot.
    Henry
     
  3. airmom1c05

    airmom1c05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations! Nice setup you have there. Great flock of birds, too!
     
  4. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    I love it!!! They all look like they are standing around at a house warming party discussing the neighbors!
     
  5. tororider

    tororider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any picture of the inside of the coop? The outside looks great!
     
  6. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    that is one nice setup. hope mine looks like that.
     
  7. Mrs Chickenlady

    Mrs Chickenlady Out Of The Brooder

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    Before the nesting boxes were built

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    Don't like the hay we got, so we'll replace it with pine shavings eventually...but they're too small to get up there now

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    Just in case one burns out we use 2 lights. I keep one a little higher than the other and will move them up a little bit each week as the girls (+2) feather out and it gets warmer outside at night.
     
  8. Mrs Chickenlady

    Mrs Chickenlady Out Of The Brooder

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    We also used styrofoam insulation on the ceiling to hopefully keep the coop cooler in the summer. It can get mighty hot here in Texas come July & August [​IMG] Come to think of it in June, September, October... [​IMG]
     
  9. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    ok. I officially envy that coop.
     
  10. Critter Crazy

    Critter Crazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2007
    Binghamton, NY
    WOW!!! Great looking Coop!
     

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