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Old 06-08-2012, 03:02 PM   #1
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Chickens Coop's being built!

We're finally getting chickens!!!! I'm so excited! DH is working on the coop now - it's actually an old rabbit hutch that our neighbors gave us and we found some old wood on the side of the road that we're hoping to use as well.


We'll see how it turns out! We're going to cut the hutch legs down so it's not so tall, create nesting boxes on the one end, cut more ventilation holes, create a run with a door at the end for me to go in and open the popdoor...this is our first one and all of us can't wait to bring our little ladies home!!

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Congrats hun!!!! be sure to show us the pics of it when it is finished. Sounds really great.
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How exciting! I want chickens bad but I'm afraid my lab would get them.

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Re: Chickens Coop's being built!

Here's progress so far!! Dh rebuilt the frame, added a neat egg door, opened up te whole to make nesting boxes and an awesome run frame. It's sloped to allow run off and also to make it easier for us to go in. Now to get the hardware cloth. all the items used so far were free gleaned from trash piles. Less in landfills and more $ in our pocket!!

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It's lookin good!
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Looks great. I can't wait to see it when it is finished.
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Day 3 of construction doors made, fencing buried in the ground, we just have to finish tacking in all the cloth and then hang the feeder and waterer. I'm getting really excited. Oh - and I going to paint the coop I think. Don't mind all the constructions materials inside. the lattice is to fancy up the outside a little. Dh carried the tin roof down the one side to give the girls some shade. The bottom has hardware cloth, that's not tin.
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Love it! What kind of chickens are you getting.
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