Ze coop, she is done! Tell me what you think. pics!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by peepkeeper, Sep 23, 2007.

  1. peepkeeper

    peepkeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My coop is 8x12, the run is 10x20. I used the beams from the upstairs deck as frames for the walls. The windows I found in the old shed. My house is an old farmhouse, and the back of the house is an old woodroom leading to the outside. I built the coop onto the woodroom, so it is attached to the house and I can go straight from the kitchen to the woodroom to the coop. I don't have to go outside in Adirondack weather to tend the chickens! And I can store feed and shavings and things right in the woodroom. What do you think?

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  2. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Looks great. It's nice to have the coop part of the house. No need
    to go outside on those wintery NY days.

    I think it was so nice of you to get the chickies their own washing machine
    and dog too. Wow, you must love them a lot. [​IMG]
     
  3. peepkeeper

    peepkeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ha that's the view from the coop to the kitchen with all the stuff in the woodroom. Thanks!
     
  4. jimnjay

    jimnjay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very nice! I have used the same type of fencing and It is so nice and easy for me. 10 x 20 is a great size for your birds as well. I have not lost the grass in most of my pens yet. I had to cut the size of one pen this year and with the dought It has gotten bare. I suspect with adequate water this fall and spring it will come back. It really nice to have the grass.
     
  5. betejean

    betejean New Egg

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    Great pen. I wish my babies were closer especially in yucky weather![​IMG]
     
  6. Standard Hen

    Standard Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That was a good idea, what a nice set-up. I will be thinking of you this winter as I am trudging to the barn and coops in blizzard conditions.
     
  7. valmom

    valmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My idea of heaven is to NOT go outside to tend animals in the snow:D I would love an old fashioned house with the barn (and coop, of course) attached to the house.
     
  8. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    I think it was a brilliant idea! Try not to rub it in too much this winter. [​IMG]
     
  9. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What a great idea! And so convenient. Ya definately done good. You said you have really bad winters in the mountains of NY so I would suggest sealing the windows better so you don't have a stiff chilling breeze wafting through your coop when the big chill comes. [​IMG]
     
  10. peepkeeper

    peepkeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks all. Thanks BeckyLa, I thought of that too. I'm not sure how to insulate the windows without making them impossible to open, though. I could stuff the cracks with that fiberglass stuff for the winter but I'm afraid of the chickens eating it. Any suggestions?
     

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