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Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by speckledhen, Mar 7, 2007.
Thank goodness we're finally done! Here she is:
What a great looking coop!! Congrats!
Cynthia, It really turned out great. The big window will leave lots of light in. I need more space too, when can you put my addition on.
You might have to get in line, LOL! My pal Jordan showed the picture to his dad and told him he wanted one just like mine-they're in the process of building new ones. His dad, quite the comedian, told him to print that picture out because that's as close as he'd come. Really, it isn't that elaborate. Alot of found, recycled, donated, old, etc, materials went into it.
Actually, the original plan was for a small window similar to the one in the original coop on either side of the door, but the woman who had supplied the first one only had this large one left. Worked out fine to put in one rather than two or three smaller ones. There is a small one on the end of the coop near the roosts, but it's high on the wall and mainly for extra ventilation-the Girls can't see out of it. We did put an inside hardware wire screen rather than the planned exterior one after someone mentioned that their rooster flew right through a window! I could just see my rooster flying at a raccoon at the window, shattering glass and killing himself. Here is the screen we made:
Looks fantastic! Love the big window.
Can't wait to see pics of the new occupants! Are the babies going in on that side?
Gee, I dunno how this integration thing will work this time. The babies are in the shed in their own coop right now, just a short distance from the addition. After I get rid of all the cockerels except the Blue Orpington one, that will most likely leave 12 pullet chicks. The coop with the addition is really just one large coop, even though from the outside, it looks like it's two separate ones attached to each other. Well, it kind of is, but there are only roosts in the new addition now. So, after all the newbies get acquainted with the Big Girls and Hawkeye through the big screen door of their coop for a while, they'll just go out with them and I suppose feathers will fly for awhile. Rosemary, the famous troublemaking RIR Rosie, will probably laugh with glee at new victims to torture, LOL. Now, she can only get away with beating up on Lexie and Ivy. See the shed in this picture? Through those double doors are the babies. When the double doors are open, there is a tall screen door with hardware wire and the Big Girls can look throught that or actually go inside on the right half where I have a broody pen set up and gawk at the babies:
That is a really nice looking coop, Cyn, and sounds like you have it all planned out well.
LOL, well Judy, you know what they say about best-laid plans, though.
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