The Saga of the Chicken Mansion UPDATE 6/14: Runs added.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by fledgling, May 16, 2009.

  1. fledgling

    fledgling Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My dear husband doesn't do anything halfway. He is blessed with a strong drive and an endearing love for a challenge. We read about the space required for chickens. I told him my woeful stories of lost chickens at the fangs and claws of wild beasts. And so, my beloved has embarked on a Great Mission. To create the Fort Knox of chicken coops. A veritable Palace of Poultry.

    I call it FORT FOWL.

    Here it is in the early beginnings. A full 12 feet by 12 feet of indoor romping space. It will have room for 25 meat chickens and separate (but not equal) suite for the laying hens. Each will have their own run.

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    As I type and tend to our baby son, I can hear a flurry of activity outside. I promise more pictures tonight and tomorrow night.
     
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2009
  2. astylishgirl

    astylishgirl Animal Lover Supreme

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    HE he he! Fort Fowl! I love that!
     
  3. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

    Mar 3, 2009
    Columbus,IN
    WOW I want a 12x12 coop... Do you rent him out by the hour [​IMG]
     
  4. okiron

    okiron Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh man, I'm curious to how the finishing product will look. Sounds great.
     
  5. Freckle Face Farm

    Freckle Face Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2009
    Florida
    I want one!!!![​IMG] I want one!!!![​IMG] I want one!!!![​IMG] I want one!!!![​IMG] I want one!!!![​IMG] I want one!!!![​IMG] I want one!!!![​IMG]
     
  6. phoenixmama

    phoenixmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome! My DH is the exact same way. I love that about him. [​IMG]
     
  7. fledgling

    fledgling Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's the progress from this weekend: [​IMG]

    Working on a roof design before we finish the wire. We were going to have the 4X4 support beams higher on one side to make a slanted roof but one was sunk too deep so now we'll have to figure out another way. Hubby will ponder it this week and come up with a plan.

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  8. StrawberryHouseMouse

    StrawberryHouseMouse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 23, 2009
    Cleveland, Tennessee
    Looks great. [​IMG]
     
  9. Lanissa86

    Lanissa86 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 26, 2008
    San Antonio, TX
    Wow! Thats going to be an awesome coop! Looks great! Keep us updated! [​IMG]
     
  10. fledgling

    fledgling Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We're supposed to work on our coop this weekend but we have had rain non-stop all week. I don't know how long the poor coop will take to dry out. [​IMG]

    The chicks are in their respective brooders on our covered back porch with their lights back on. Brrr!
     

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