you *can* put lipstick on a pig! (coop redux)

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by technodoll, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. technodoll

    technodoll Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I bought this ugly decrepit ice fishing shack last summer to turn into a coop for my banties:

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    Mostly just painted, replaced the floor, added a pop door and roosts, etc:

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    After a summer of use it became clear it needed a re-haul as it just wasn't working anymore.

    Sooo.... added a solid wood & shingled roof over the leaky tin roof, so now the inside is dry and not deafening in rain storms.

    Added a bump-out for extra floor space...

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    ...and clad the whole thing in vinyle:

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    The inside when I brought it home:

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    The inside last summer:

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    The inside now:

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    It cost too much for what it is, but whatever - it's done now and should last a few years :)
     
  2. FiveAcres

    FiveAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice conversion and personal touches.... thanks for sharing the pics!!
     
  3. Gardengirl 2011

    Gardengirl 2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very cool!
     
  4. confusedturtle

    confusedturtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think you did a very nice job, Im sure your chickens will love it [​IMG]
     
  5. geekgurl

    geekgurl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great job. I like the vinyl siding. [​IMG]
     
  6. ladyride

    ladyride Chillin' With My Peeps

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    good job [​IMG]
     
  7. spike844

    spike844 Out Of The Brooder

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    I love it! Its nice and small and really homey. Thanks for sharing.

    -Noah
     
  8. The Driver

    The Driver Out Of The Brooder

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    Good job!
     
  9. JP101010

    JP101010 Chillin' With My Peeps

    WOW! great Job![​IMG]
     
  10. benjoycei

    benjoycei Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2011
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