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Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Ema, Jul 6, 2010.

  1. Ema

    Ema Songster

    Jun 4, 2010
    N. Ontario CANADA
    As the construction on our chicken coop nears the end I told my husband I wanted to paint the wood in the coop and add a few personal touches. I have a couple rooster / hen plaques I want to hang on the outside of the coop. I also want to give my coop a name and make a small wall plaque for it. A nice basket with a washable cloth cover for the inside to gather my eggs and a few other things.
    My hubby on the other hand says painting it wouldn't be a big deal but to add decorations to a coop well that is just useless. But I think it would make it more welcoming and nicer, and I also told him I would like to get the chickens a few of the kids old toys to put in there to stand on and run through, like my daughters old wheeled red car that is missing all the doors and has a flat top. I think it would look cute. I now different people decorate their pens different ways. I want to show him I am not the only one who has or wants a decorated coop and spoils the chickens. What have you incorporated in your coop??
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2010

  2. lilchick

    lilchick Songster

    May 23, 2008
    Williamsport In.
    It is work to keep the dust and poop off items you place in their coop! Could be they just do not appreciate the finer things..[​IMG]
    One of my coops is a cabin and I hung a plaque by the door that was given to me by my sister. It says: Be still and know that I am God. Some days before I go into that noisy coop I need a moment to pause......
    Seriously you need the coop to be free of objects you will trip over and take up needed floor space. Roosts are much nicer for them to perch on.
  3. The Chicken People

    The Chicken People Songster

    May 4, 2009
    Smithville, Mo
    I put a ladder from a swimming pool in mine so it gives added roost room!
    I also plan to paint it!
    I have been looking for signs and ideas for my duck coops decorations!
    My neighbor said I should paint a big flower on the coop door so it will look pretty. Her view from her kitchen window is my coop!
  4. BlackBart

    BlackBart Songster

    Mar 29, 2009
    Leaded stained glass.
    I just bought some old diamond leaded windows for my next coop.
  5. squeakyballs

    squeakyballs Songster

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tucson, AZ
    I painted the outside, but not the inside. I also painted the nest boxes with left over paint samples to protect the wood a little.

    I'm boring, I know. I don't care for clutter though.


    I LOVE the stained glass idea.
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  6. ChickenToes

    ChickenToes Songster

    May 14, 2008
    NE Wisconsin
    Tarpaper? [​IMG]

    At this point, nothing. At some distant point in the future, the coop will have half-log siding put on it, and then I will probably paint a sign to hang on it.
  7. kfchickenlady

    kfchickenlady Songster

    Apr 28, 2010
    [​IMG] of course you have to decorate your coop! I dont know about large objects inside, as the previous posters said though....mine is almost finished, and I put an old beat up childs garden bench next to their pop door as a decoration and for them to sit on. They havent yet! But even if they do, it was on its way out anyway....I also put an old door wreath on the people door and a small American flag stuck in it for the holiday. My son is making me a Fresh Eggs sign as well. [​IMG]

  8. Ema

    Ema Songster

    Jun 4, 2010
    N. Ontario CANADA
    I was goign to put the large items on the outside like in their run, so when they are chillin...lol...I was more saying for the coop walls, or the exterior walls...lol...I love the stained glass idea too, I have always been a fan of stained galss, still waiting for the 3 X 2 decorative butterfly made from stained glass that my hubby told me would buy me as a gift form one of the stores here in town. But I think I would put it my room...lol...I just luv it!!
  9. sydney13

    sydney13 Songster

    Mar 11, 2010
    i have a goose in the coop so we put up these wooden geese that i got a while ago
    we also made some signs
    this one is to stop any trespassers [​IMG]
    i got that idea from these type signs
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2010
  10. Ema

    Ema Songster

    Jun 4, 2010
    N. Ontario CANADA
    Quote:Awesome coop/ run....that chicken looks super happy!! and I really like your signs good job!!!! I am going to show this thread to hubby when he gets back from work. :-D

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