Wife's Christmas Present (New Coop)

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by psrumors, Nov 27, 2008.

  1. psrumors

    psrumors Out Of The Brooder

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    It's ready for paint and then trim. The ladys will be able to move in tomorrow once I get some bedding, a hoist for the ramp and figure out the dropping boards.

    There is 176" of roost and 4 nest boxes. Our plans are to have a flock of about 15. They are completely free range over 5 fenced acres otherwise I would not put 15 in here.

    For the dropping boards I want to use a removable pan, maybe cookie sheets or plastic totes right under the roost. Just need to figure out how I am going to secure them.

    This was my first big project. Learned how to cut rafters and all sorts of other things I didn't think I could do. Next will be a storage building / kids play house.

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    This little lady couldn't wait. She has been in and out and inspecting since day one. I sware she knew what I was building.

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  2. psrumors

    psrumors Out Of The Brooder

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    We do plan on starting paint next week. Everything you see will be painted an Americauna Green Egg color and then instal white trim.
     
  3. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2008
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    Looks great! I bet she will be very happy! [​IMG]
     
  4. andehens

    andehens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh WoW! thats definately an awesome coop!!
     
  5. ncCHICKS

    ncCHICKS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]I have an AWESOME idea.


    Make her wait til Christmas. See how ticked she gets
     
  6. buck-wild-chick

    buck-wild-chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 24, 2008
    Hamilton C. FL
    [​IMG] omg is so cute !! lol
     
  7. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
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    Awesome coop!!! [​IMG]
     
  8. miron28

    miron28 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    nice!!!
     
  9. psrumors

    psrumors Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks all!!! It took me right at 4 weeks of evenings to get to this point. The wife is excited about a nice flock. We hope to get a dozen eggs a day on average.
     
  10. ozzie

    ozzie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmm - I think you'll get extra cuddles from the wife with that sort of Christmas present. Well Done! [​IMG]

    ozzie
     

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