We're getting there.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by mordarlar, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. mordarlar

    mordarlar Songster

    May 17, 2010
    Hey Everyone!!!!!

    We have been working on our coop in our spare minutes for the past few weeks. I got impatient and couldn't wait to share it. [​IMG]

    This is from today...


    The kids sealed the cedar trim and shingles with linseed oil and it really brought out some color.

    We made the coop with a hard wire cloth floor with access through the floor [​IMG]

    But we wanted to have a tray to place into the coop at night for added security and cleaning ease.


    Here is the side run access door. We have to attach the eye screws and rope pulley system still.


    For ventilation in the cupola we used these floor vents. We like them because they can be opened and closed and every stage in between.


    We still have to cap the roof, paint the interior, put in a window and a shutter, attach the remaining trim, finish the run and set the whole lot up the hill. [​IMG] It's getting done though. I am thrilled with it.

    This is the tractor we built one morning a couple of weeks ago. It is really nice to have. Our ladies get to explore a new spot every morning. It only took us a couple of hours to build. It is rudimentary but it has been working for the time being. We plan to build an attachable/removable nest box that will set just below the drop down door. We have already tacked on some roofing felt but we have yet to get the shingles on. We also want to attach some handles and paint/stain the end.


    Interesting note about the tractor, the birds refuse to leave it during rain storms. It really does keep them dry and they seem to like the cooler breeze that blows through.

    Thanks for letting me share our project and thanks to everyone for the fantastic site!!!
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2010
  2. chickerdoodle

    chickerdoodle Songster

    Aug 21, 2009
    Darling coop! The tractor looks great too. Oh [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  3. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady

    Apr 22, 2008
    upstate SC
    Really cute! [​IMG]
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Free Ranging

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    That is adorable. Great job!
  5. ChixMama

    ChixMama Songster

    Jan 26, 2010
    Central Texas
    [​IMG] LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your coop...great design & it's so pretty!
  6. Chicken Chat

    Chicken Chat Songster

    Jul 19, 2009
    Southern Illinois
    That's a great looking coop! [​IMG] What size is it?
  7. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Oh, wow, what a great looking coop! Love those floor heat register covers for the vents, too. NICE touch.

    Tractor is well done, too; wish I could say MY A-Frame/Tractor was as portable and with such clean lines!
  8. thefamilyflock

    thefamilyflock Songster

    Mar 21, 2010
    East Granby CT
    Really nice! I like the cedar shingles and floor vent (great idea). [​IMG]
  9. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    Quote:Lots of folks say their chickens don't like to be in the rain. Mine will be out in Lightening and downpours. They won't go out in snow! True southern chickens, lol
  10. WhetzelMomma

    WhetzelMomma Songster

    Sep 8, 2009
    BEAUTIFUL house!! I love my tractors... they are SUPER handy.

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