Working on the New COOP!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by slyfoxpeeps, Apr 13, 2008.

  1. slyfoxpeeps

    slyfoxpeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm so excited! For the past 2 weekend my DH and I have worked on my new coop on the weekends. I think things have been going pretty fast concidering it's just DH ( a contractor) and me ( one step above no help)! He is making it a Fort! I just wanted something simple but nooooo.... It's 12wX14L. 2 coops, one on each side and an entrance that I can but 2 brooders in. He's gotten 2 large skylights and 2 6ft X 3ft windows! And the front door has a window! Lots of Light!!!! Here are some pics I took yesterday. Tell me what you think!
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    Edited: it's 12x14
     
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  2. FLOWERPOT

    FLOWERPOT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WOW, skylights too!
    That looks like an awesome coop, cant wait to see it done!
     
  3. slyfoxpeeps

    slyfoxpeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Me either! [​IMG]
     
  4. Chickaroo!

    Chickaroo! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That coop looks like it's gonna be so awesome!! Wish I had the $$ to build something that big :|
     
  5. slyfoxpeeps

    slyfoxpeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was wanting to just buy a shed from Lowes but DH said I could get much bigger and better if he did it. He got the lumber that we are using for the flooring, roof and siding for $70 and we bought $200 worth of 2X4's, 2X6 and post. The windows and skylights came off of jobs that he had to replace with newer ones. About $600 for all. And that was what I was thinking of spending for a Shed, not nearly as sound or with the added features... [​IMG]
     
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  6. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WOW, the coop looks hurricane proof. He's doing a great job building it. I have to agree with him about the sheds at HD and Lowes, they are expensive for what you get.
     
  7. mandomama

    mandomama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that looks like fort knox! Very nice! We are starting ours today from scraps that we have here. Some serious lumber left over from an old barn that came down. But, ours wont be as solid Im sure. I would live in that coop![​IMG]
     
  8. JSC

    JSC Out Of The Brooder

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  9. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    Beautiful job!!! [​IMG]

    Dawn
     
  10. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    man thats going tobe 1 nice henhouse when he gets it finished.
     

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