With a little help from my friends - New Coop Under Construction!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by gryeyes, Feb 6, 2011.

  1. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    BYC folks are the bestest! I have some friends involved in building a new, 8 x 8 coop for the Olmstead Homestead flock. I buy materials, Morgan7782 transports the big stuff in her pick-up, and Farmer Lew designed and is constructing the coop. HHandbasket cheers us on.

    Morgan7782 has most of the photos taken of all the feathered observers, and I'll ask her to plunk some of the best shots into this thread, but every construction job begins at the beginning:

    The ground is full of stuff, which requires closer work.

    Notice the group of chickens also working on their own project behind Farmer Lew.

    This coop will be two feet off the ground, with stairs up to the people door. Summers are miserably hot here, so the space beneath it will be shade for chickens. We'll have a window on each side, not directly opposite each other. The roof will be gabled, with corrugated panel roofing material. I am so excited I can hardly stand it!

    I'll update this thread as the project continues.
  2. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    [​IMG] Here's to wonderful BYC friends pitching in! [​IMG]
  3. MamaChic21

    MamaChic21 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 2, 2010
    Jackson, NJ
    Quote:X2 [​IMG]
  4. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

    May 9, 2010
    Egglanta, GA
    Kalie is doing this? You go girl!
  5. Morgan7782

    Morgan7782 Dense Egg Goo

    Mar 22, 2010
    Sacramento CA
    I am just transporting! Farmer Lew is the builder/contractor [​IMG] I have the pickup for getting materials hehe. I will be uploading pictures early tomorrow morning!!!!
  6. wannabchick

    wannabchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 27, 2010
    Northen Va
    That's awesome
  7. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

    May 9, 2010
    Egglanta, GA
    Well how's it coming? And kalie, I need some pics of your's!
  8. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Next day for the Master Builder to do work on it is this Thursday. I am nearly vibrating with excitement, waiting to see what is accomplished while I am at work on Thursday!!!
  9. Knock Kneed Hen

    Knock Kneed Hen California Dream'in Chickens

    Feb 15, 2010
    So. Cal.
    That's great!! [​IMG] LOVE the girls watching closely making sure Farmer Lew gets it right! [​IMG]
  10. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Quote:Not only did Farmer Lew get a lot of supervision, he was used as sanctuary by one young chicken!

    She ran right between his legs as he was crouched down, to huddle there and watch the older girls at the base of the butterfly bush.

    We were startled by this sudden dash.


    Unique view of a fluffy butt.

    Said chicken.

    (Thanks to Morgan7782 for the photos.)
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2011

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