The new coop.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by stonehouse, May 14, 2008.

  1. stonehouse

    stonehouse Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all. This is my first post here and I thought I'd share my new coop and run.
    Thanks to all who posted their great designs. I learned a lot.
    Here's what I ended up with.

    It's in a ~200 year old barn. The house was build in 1812 and I suspect the barn is older.
    I built a roof that hangs off the side of it to use as a run in the summer and firewood storage in winter.
    The chickens basically free range at will.
    The barn had horse stalls in it, so I took one wall down, then built another in a different spot with a door.
    Just used a net over the top to keep them inside the designated space.
    Had to seal up a lot of holes in the sides but not too big of a deal. Great stuff sure is some great stuff.
    The run is about 16x10 and the interior space is about 8x8.
    The whole barn is 16x16
    There is some insulation in the walls, by insulation I mean old throw rugs. I think it will be ok. The winters are not too bad in the hudson valley. I"ll be adding electric before the winter comes so they'll be able to have heaters on those really cold nights.
    Finally the barn has some animals again.

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  2. s6bee

    s6bee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2007
    Western, NY
    It's really very cute. I love the red barn itself.

    You'll have happy chickens!
     
  3. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 20, 2007
    Eastern CT
    There's something about a red barn with white trim that is just so.....right!
    Just curious, what part of the country are you in? And nice job!!
     
  4. Sahara

    Sahara Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would love to have a barn like that! It is beautiful!
     
  5. stonehouse

    stonehouse Out Of The Brooder

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    I live in the hudson valley, ny. Right outside New Paltz. about 75 miles north of NYC on the west side of the Hudson River.
     
  6. 55885100

    55885100 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    its so big, but mines big enouph
     
  7. GopherBoyFarms

    GopherBoyFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2008
    Vancouver WA
    how pretty! I love old buildings. Good job!!!

    ~Tiff~
     
  8. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice job, new chicken run doesn't take any charm away from the old barn.
     
  9. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 20, 2007
    Eastern CT
    Quote:Oh cool! My DH grew up in Croton-on-Hudson.
     
  10. stonehouse

    stonehouse Out Of The Brooder

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    No way!
    I lived there for three years when I first moved out here from Buffalo.
    What a horrible little town.
    I mean, The people were great but the diesel trains running all night long at harmon yard were horrible.
    You could hear them everywhere. I slept terribly those three years. I never could get used to it. The whistles at 3am didn't wake me but I had a lot of trouble getting to sleep at all.
    I wonder if they're still doing that with the diesel prices where they are.
     

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