Under construction... FINISHED!!! and chickens too!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by obxWaMi, Sep 29, 2009.

  1. obxWaMi

    obxWaMi Songster

    IT IS FINALLY FINISHED (Thank you Daddy)

    Well, Wayne and I left early yesterday for the Pumpkin Patch field trip with our granddaughters, Olivia and Victoria. My dad and mom came over to finish things up and they did a FANTASTIC X100 JOB.

    Here is the finished coop and run viewed through my fig tree. The tarp was just draped across the top this morning (it is not attached) because I didn't know if they would spend the day outside the coop if it was raining and I didn't want their food to get wet. It STORMED all night last night and I was beginning to pray that my dad's building abilities rivaled those of Noah.

    Here is a view of our new flock from the far end of the run looking back at the coop. Can anyone tell us what kinds of chickens these are? The lady who gave them to us is a friend of our oldest daughter and she gets a mixed assortment each spring from a hatchery in Ohio. I'm going to post better pictures a different section of the boards.

    ANOTHER UPDATE 12:30 (had chickens less than 12 hours and we already have 3 EGGS!!! Olivia found the first one and I thought she was going to have a heart attack!

    Thanks to everyone who encouraged us and commented.

    --Michelle and Wayne
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2009
  2. Cruiser

    Cruiser Songster

    Jul 6, 2008
    W. Terre Haute IN.
    Looking Good!!!
  3. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Enabler

    Aug 5, 2009
    Middleton, WI
    My Coop
    [​IMG] Very nice!!!! Post pics of coop and chicken when you have the peeps.....
  4. Maryallison

    Maryallison Songster

    Jul 18, 2008
    Fountain, Florida
    looking GREAT! [​IMG]
  5. Omran

    Omran Songster

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    I love it. [​IMG]
  6. snakecharmer

    snakecharmer In the Brooder

    Mar 2, 2009
    Kansas City, KS
    Wow, that's cool that you picked my design to build off of. And thanks to Kathyinmo for turning me on to this thread. You are already making much better progress than I did especially since I STILL have not finished mine. Mainly still needs trim work, paint and insulation. Kind of lost my momentum on the project. Please keep us updated, I am excited to see how it turns out. I am especially interested in how you did your vents.

    I looked around a little bit and couldn't find where I ever posted any updated pictures here are a couple. I apologize for the quality, I just snapped them with my phone on the way to work this morning.


  7. chixie

    chixie Songster

    Apr 6, 2009
    kountze texas
    very nice... I think its adorable
  8. chaoschicken

    chaoschicken Cackleberry Crazy

    Jun 23, 2009
    Washington State
    Very nice. [​IMG]

    Can't wait to see it down, filled with with the chickies and enjoying themselves.

    Also and idea to "borrow" for next spring and addition time.
  9. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

    Dec 20, 2008
    Boise, Idaho
    What a high quality building job!!! You are lucky to have such a great family! the thing I love most aobut the site is the willingness of everyone to share ideas and experiences, it makes going forward so pleasant!
  10. ColoradoMike

    ColoradoMike Songster

    Jun 12, 2009
    Northern Colorado
    Looks great! Keep us posted on your progress [​IMG]

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