Working on our first coop~ It's finished!! w/ new pics

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by lxlzbaca, Mar 5, 2011.

  1. lxlzbaca

    lxlzbaca In the Brooder

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    We decided to take the plunge & get chickens this year. I have always had my eye on the Playhouse coop. My DH is working on the All in One coop from Building Chicken Coops for Dummies. So far it is coming together really nicely & he is really enjoying building it. The whole thing is 4x8. Please excuse the mess in our backyard, we are getting ready to landscape. I'll keep updating this thread as we move along. [​IMG]

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  2. TomG

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    You will love having chickens. Coop looks good.
     
  3. Weiden Farm

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    that coop is coming along and looks good
    another month, and snow will be gone in my area and i start building
     
  4. CathyM

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    Looking really good! And I see he has the hang of actually making the wood pieces meet up, which I didn't when I built mine! LOL! [​IMG] It's amazing how even small buildings need to conform to those nasty laws of gravity and load-bearing! [​IMG]

    Keep showing us the photos as you go along! Good luck - I love having chickens!!
     
  5. PartridgeRckgal

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    Hi there. Your coop looks great!! What type of chickens do you have? Also how large will your run be? Keep us updated on your progress... can't wait to see [​IMG]
     
  6. moetrout

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    You coup looks great so far. They sure are a lot more work than you would think. I always end up over building.
     
  7. BoldogKennel

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    Ilove those sand yards! With 9 pit bulls and one little terrier, I wish my yard was sand!!!!

    That coop looks great and yes,the workmanship makes me jealous! Keep pics coming.
     
  8. lxlzbaca

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    Thanks everyone! He is really enjoying building it.

    Quote:We have 2 Easter Eggers, 1 Buff Orpington, 1 Leghorn, & 1 Barred Rock. We also have a mix of eggs coming next week, so hopefully we'll have more. The info for the coop says it is for 4-6 chickens, so we'll be giving away any extras. The dimensions are 4x8. Inside the house is about 1 1/2-2 feet off the ground and is around 4X4.

    Quote:And I hate the sand yard![​IMG] We have 3 dogs & it gets everywhere! We are putting rocks & more grass to minimize the sand.
     
  9. lxlzbaca

    lxlzbaca In the Brooder

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    We're finished!!!
     
  10. Excellant job ,looks really good !
     

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