The coop got a big boost from some elves...

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by whatnow?, Apr 25, 2008.

  1. whatnow?

    whatnow? In the Brooder

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    The coop has been slow going between the weather, modifying the plan mid construction, and indecision. I was very excited to get a big boost from my very supportive family who primed and put the first coat of red paint on the coop. [​IMG] What a difference paint makes for anything made out of reused lumber! Hopefully, the rain will stay away this weekend. The chicks are pretty big at 7 weeks (or is it 8... I'm losing track.)

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=7490-Coop_Page

    If it rains, I'm spending the day inside stealing Nifty's feeder plan...[​IMG] My take on the idea is to make it weather tight and put it on the outside of the coop, poking through the wall.
     
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  2. CarlaRiggs

    CarlaRiggs Songster

    The coop is coming along nicely.... and your chicks are waiting soooo patiently! I do like that red paint against the clean white. Really is a neat coop. [​IMG]

    Carla
     
  3. talos321

    talos321 Songster

    That looks so nice! Love it. [​IMG]
     
  4. It looks very nice, and you did a great job. Did you build it or did your DH help you with it? [​IMG]
     
  5. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    I love the use of the plexiglass in the gables. Very unique.

    Paint looks great and makes a big diference. I love those babies sitting there watching.
     
  6. whatnow?

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    It looks very nice, and you did a great job. Did you build it or did your DH help you with it? [​IMG]

    [​IMG] Well, uhhh.... I'm trying not to read too much into this, but I AM the DH!
    (I'm off to double check my use of acronyms.)


    Thanks for all of the supportive comments. There is still sooooo much to do... the roost, dropping pit, cleanout flap/door at floor level, ramp, run, feeder, pop hole door... back to work. It's not raining today and I think I'm disappointed. I was looking forward to a day off. [​IMG]
     
  7. I'm sorry whatnow! I never know on here. Can't really tell who's what if you know what I mean.
     
  8. CritterHill

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    whatnow? :

    Well, uhhh.... I'm trying not to read too much into this, but I AM the DH!
    (I'm off to double check my use of acronyms.)

    I thought you were DH, but on the page you referenced I saw this "My DH and DD surprised me by painting the coop, so it looks much better" and got all confused...

    (Unless you've got the alternative lifestyle going - NTTAWWT)​
     
  9. Stumpy

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    Very intersting and great-looking coop. I can't wait to see it finished!
     
  10. whatnow?

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    Quote:I thought you were DH, but on the page you referenced I saw this "My DH and DD surprised me by painting the coop, so it looks much better" and got all confused...

    (Unless you've got the alternative lifestyle going - NTTAWWT)

    That typo is mine! I figured there was a bad reference somewhere.
     

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