Too pretty to put the chickens in!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by NorthChicken, Sep 1, 2013.

  1. NorthChicken

    NorthChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    My husband and I finished the coop (for the most part, still needs some linoleum on the coop floor). I have to say I am just in love with it! I told him it's too pretty to put the chickens in, they are just going to poop all over his masterpiece! Lol Still want to put a poop board in above the top roost. The windows got in the way of the roosts, so I couldn't stagger them as much as I wanted, so hopefully the poop board under the top one will save poop from landing on the chickens below! We got the loam in, graded it and seeded it so hopefully we will get some grass growing before the frost hits.

    So after more time and money than I thought it would take, the coop is done!! My husband is happier than me, he wasn't fond of the chicken idea to start with!!
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  2. chynasparks

    chynasparks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lovely! I found those same curtains love em. I have just one swag in the coop. Your coop is fabulous
     
  3. twsfarm

    twsfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Beautiful coop with a view! Good job.
     
  4. JanetS

    JanetS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Love it! Glad to see you used hardware cloth.
     
  5. NorthChicken

    NorthChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks everyone!

    Yup, we made this thing like fort knox, we have SO much wildlife around here: raccoons, skunks, fox, coyote, weasles, bear and the neighbors dog which I am praying stays on it's run. We also have a lot of eagles that fly over the river. I am a bit concerned about them since I plan to free range when I am home, but I'm hoping the chickens use the tree coverage (there is a little forest to the left of the coop). So I wanted every inch of open space covered in hardware cloth and the coop built very sturdy. :)
     
  6. kculbert

    kculbert Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So cute! Your hubby did a great job!
     
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  7. chynasparks

    chynasparks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I give you Coop of the month award"[​IMG]it's beautiful, it's secure and I want it.
     
  8. NorthChicken

    NorthChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    This post will make my husband beam!! :)
     
  9. Becksnewchicks

    Becksnewchicks New Egg

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    It is too cute! I hope your chickens will be extra happy and give you extra special eggs!!
     
  10. chynasparks

    chynasparks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Something else I forgot to mention, that's a very beautiful backdrop for your coop. Do you live there overlooking that pretty lake?
     

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