Today My 32 Babies Moved Out Into Their New House Redneck Style!!!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Mourningdove, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. Mourningdove

    Mourningdove Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2008
    Cleveland, Tn.
    YIPPEE!!!!!!! [​IMG] We finally finished the juvinile grow up pen so my babies moved on in!Attached is a pic of the house, you can't see all the babies as some were afraid to come outside long, when the roosters in the other pen crowed they flew back inside....they will get used to it. :lol:The house was made with materials we had sitting around here, the coop has a real country redneck look to it [​IMG] maybe I will have to paint it! Who can afford to go buy all new materials we can't! The run is huge for them them grow and is completely covered with chicken wire. Check it out and let me know what ya think! BTW we are in no way carpenters!

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    The next pic is some of the grown chickens in the adjoing pen....

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  2. Mourningdove

    Mourningdove Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2008
    Cleveland, Tn.
    any comments or suggestions?
     
  3. Laura78

    Laura78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I always say....'The chickens don't care what their place looks like. All they care about is food, water, and shelter.' Not everyone has the skills or money to get a super nice coop and run, but at least you care about them to provide their basic needs.
     
  4. kycklingar!

    kycklingar! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love it! [​IMG] I dig redneck style. It's my heritage.
     
  5. TaLani

    TaLani ~ Gemini Chick ~

    Oct 2, 2008
    Bryson City, NC
    Fits right in with my country redneck style that's for sure. How do you secure the door to the coop at night in case predators get in the run? Lovely chickens ya got there Deb! [​IMG]
     
  6. Mourningdove

    Mourningdove Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2008
    Cleveland, Tn.
    Quote:The boards you saw leaning on the house is the door, I had to manually prop it closed as hubby went to bed without finishing it,
    so for the night I propped it up best I could. Glad you like it! I designed it and hubby gave the dementions and we put it together!
     
  7. TaLani

    TaLani ~ Gemini Chick ~

    Oct 2, 2008
    Bryson City, NC
    As long as it works and is secure for them, that's all that matters. Doesn't have to look pretty to be functional. I need to get a better digital camera & take some updated pics of our place for ya - my bday is in May so maybe hubby will get me one. [​IMG]
     
  8. citizenhen

    citizenhen Out Of The Brooder

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    I love it! It is so amazing to me, the variety of chicken houses I have seen pictures of in all the books, websites, etc. So reassuring that even I can probably built something that will keep a few chickens happy. YIPPEE!
     
  9. lesliet

    lesliet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Who cares if it is redneck style..... take pride in the fact that you did it.... I think it looks great.... have a few redneck pens myself [​IMG]
     
  10. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Michigan
    Hey, if it works... it works [​IMG] They look happy to me! [​IMG] Nice job.... I'm no carpenter either... made my brooder out of old doors! LOL
     

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