Work on the Coop Renovation has started!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Chick_a_dee, Aug 22, 2008.

  1. Chick_a_dee

    Chick_a_dee Songster

    May 23, 2008
    Peterborough, ON
    This is what we started out with, an old ice shed with a crumbling and cracked foundation due the the lack of eavestrough to direct water away from the building.


    Here is the bunker in the coop that we will be using for food storage as its a concrete bunker.


    There were boxes in it we were going to use for nestboxes, but decided they were too contaminated and threw them out. Here is the inside of the coop, it was used as a toolshed before we got it... the bunker area will be sectioned off for our own little area to make up food, etc.


    Here is what we plan on doing with the coop... In the picture the run would be 10x10 but I think I've decided to up it to 40x40 or 50x50 but I'm not sure yet.

    Check back for more photos, tomorrow I will post photos of the coop without the sheathing and siding on! WE'RE GETTING WINDOWS TOMORROW! ... We have eavestrough to go on it, and it's just been a slow process due to the huge amount of bees and wasps we keep finding in the walls.
  2. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2008
    Birnamwood, Wisconsin
    WOW thats a lot of room in there [​IMG] How fun! I can't wait to see what it looks like!
  3. Chick_a_dee

    Chick_a_dee Songster

    May 23, 2008
    Peterborough, ON
    Quote:The whole building is 12x17ft... But ugh, I hate bees and wasps -_-
  4. chickens4jojo

    chickens4jojo Songster

    May 26, 2008
    Upstate South Carolina
    Wow, that is going to be so nice. What a great plan. [​IMG]
  5. Hen Daddy

    Hen Daddy In the Brooder

    Aug 20, 2008
    Vancouver, WA
    Thats going to be sweet. Please keep us updated with pics!
  6. chickenfanatic

    chickenfanatic Songster

    Jul 19, 2008
    deming new mexico
    so very cool its gonna be awesome. [​IMG]
  7. SSO202

    SSO202 Songster

    Aug 16, 2008
    Hartwood, VA 22406
    It looks like it is going to be a super coop. I am working on mine now as well, but building it from scratch. I hate bees as well and surely sympathize with you for having to deal with them first, but it will be well worth it!
  8. Chick_a_dee

    Chick_a_dee Songster

    May 23, 2008
    Peterborough, ON
    UPDATE: Dad came down from the city today so we're getting a lot done, check out the photos!

    Dad working on the coop, taking the old sheathing off the side of it

    Mum working on the coop

    Mum trying to pull a piece of sheathing off

    Check out this paperwasp nest! It's unused but HUGE, this one was about 3ft long! and extended into the attic!

    Here is another paperwasp nest, check out the size in comparison to the raid bottle

    What else would you do with a brand new F-150 4x4?....USE IT AS A LADDER

    The funny thing is.. after this, I looked out the front window of the house and noticed that the truck was gone... my dad had driven it down the hill to turn it around and park it by the garage...but being the idiot he is, he ran into a gigantic boulder, the truck is fine but STILL.
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2008
  9. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Songster

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    You've got a GREAT start!! [​IMG] I can't wait to see it finished!!
  10. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Ah, what fun.

    Too bad those bees didn't leave you a little honey.

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