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

peepkeeper

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12 Years
Jul 5, 2007
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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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PurpleChicken

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Apr 6, 2007
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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.
 

jimnjay

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Jan 11, 2007
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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.
 

Standard Hen

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May 17, 2007
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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.
 

valmom

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Sep 23, 2007
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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.
 

BeckyLa

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Jan 11, 2007
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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.
 

peepkeeper

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Jul 5, 2007
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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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