The Magical, Wonderful, Whimsical, Handicapped Poop Coop!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ThePoopCoop, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. ThePoopCoop

    ThePoopCoop In the Brooder

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    First, let me introduce myself! My name is Jamie. My husband had been bugging me for years to get chickens and finally, after getting tired of spending $4 a dozen for free range, organic fed, hand collected eggs, I gave it some serious thought.

    After much research (mostly here..what a wealth of information!), I couldn't find a down side. The chickens give us farm fresh eggs (I'd have to drive about 20 miles to get that local), we give the chickens scraps from the veggie garden (and I can't believe how cheap chicken feed is!), the chickens give me fertilizer to put back into my garden...what an awesome circle! Between my worm composter and my girls, I'll never have to buy fertilizer again! But I guess I'm preaching to the choir! [​IMG]

    It took us about three weekends to build our Poop Coop..it's only 4x6 so it probably wouldn't have taken even that long if it hadn't rained every 3.75 seconds.

    The run side..
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    The egg side..
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    The poop side..
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    It's magical because it only cost $49 to build..my husband keeps EVERYTHING. The whimsy comes for the crookedness..that's on purpose..really! It's handicapped because I designed it wider than a regular outhouse, no use wasting good space, and I think it turned out wonderfully!

    Now we just have to build the run!
     
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2009
  2. lux_interior

    lux_interior Songster

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    I love it!!!!

    I like the green on the wood too, not sure if you did that on purpose, but it looks great!
     
  3. TaLani

    TaLani ~ Gemini Chick ~

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    First of all --->[​IMG] Second, I absolutely [​IMG] it, great job!
     
  4. Marion

    Marion Songster

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    Absolutely awesome! [​IMG] from NC!
     
  5. Karrie13

    Karrie13 Songster

    May 1, 2009
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    That is great! Looks like something from a childrens book. Love it!

    [​IMG] from MN
     
  6. kristenm1975

    kristenm1975 Songster

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    Rains every 3.75 seconds, green growing on the wood...you must live in the Great Northwest! [​IMG]
     
  7. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

    Mar 3, 2009
    Columbus,IN
    [​IMG] I LOVE IT !!!!!! Way tray cute and I like that its a lil handicapped.... [​IMG]
     
  8. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Very cool, love the whimsical aspect! [​IMG] from South Carolina!
     
  9. LA~Poulet

    LA~Poulet Songster

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    So cute! I love it!
     
  10. Kansaseq

    Kansaseq Prairie Wolf Farm Asylum

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    Love it and love the moss! And Welcome To BYC!!

    Edited to add we want to see pics of the inside (and the run, once it's done) we are very visually oriented here at BYC.........[​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2009

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