Tips for pretty extras

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Shannon33, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. Shannon33

    Shannon33 Songster

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    I see a lot of people that add just a little something extra to make their coops look pleasing, a weather vane, some hanging plants, etc. and was wondering if anyone would like to share some tips they have.
     
  2. ninnyeggs

    ninnyeggs In the Brooder

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    i put a vine growing up mine because we live in vegas and it get HOT so it will help them stay cool. i got some iron stars and a stenciled painting that i did. its almost done [​IMG] cant wait to see what other people have done [​IMG]
     
  3. BlueBetween

    BlueBetween Songster

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    search on etsy.com for "chicken signs" or "bunting flags" or some other thing, and see what you find!
     
  4. Shannon33

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    Good ideas so far! I didn't even think about the iron stars, I even have some in my basement I could use!!
    And signs!! They would be fun to make too. My coop is nice looking structurally but very blah!
     
  5. Gardengirl 2011

    Gardengirl 2011 Songster

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    Once the roof is on mine, I'll be adding hanging baskets to the run posts. I also saw a cool "window planter" that I'm going to make for the cross supports. In the front, I have potted and in the ground plants.
     
  6. ChiknMama

    ChiknMama Chirping

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    Still building our coop so I would love some ideas and pictures too PLEASE [​IMG]
     
  7. Shannon33

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    Saw a strand of solar powered lights that look like dragonflies at a store tonight, thought that might be cute [​IMG]
     
  8. monica.stromberg

    monica.stromberg In the Brooder

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    I stenciled a barred rock hen, four little chicks, and a rooster in black on my white coop. I also trimmed the windows in dark green, and have a window box under the window facing the house. The door is red and there is a little porch that will soon have pots of flowers there, too!

    Paradise Chickens
    "Poultry in Motion"
     
  9. this is a great thread! i love when i see the front porchs on some house type coops- so cute with windowsill flower boxes.On sunday me nd hubby will be remodeling a shed into a coop. cant wait to get to the fun part- tiny details

    search on etsy.com for "chicken signs" or "bunting flags" or some other thing, and see what you find!

    great idea bluebetween!​
     

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