Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Another coop update...almost finished!

The coop is getting much closer to being finished, all that's left is setting up a pull cord for the door, hanging the feeder, adding a perch, making a gate to access the back run area, adding some electrical so I can put in a heat lamp and warmer for their water, and lastly will be to do some landscaping around the coop, but that may not happen until next year

My wife is the artist in the family and gets all the credit for the door. We wanted to add something fun to the coop

Here are a couple of pics showing the back run area

I still need to add a gate here. This will allow for wheelbarrow access so I can clean up the area

If you look closely you will see I built two doors for the coop, one in the front and one on the backside. The idea is to allow access for us through the front. When we are not home the girls can stay safe within the fenced in coop and when we are home I can open the backdoor and let them out into the back run area.

This hatch will allow me to clean out the inside of the coop

And I added two doors for the nest box

I also picked up some cheap linoleum, I am hoping the will make it easier to clean!

so I still have a few things left to do, but have made a lot of progress, it has been a fun project and good learning experience!


Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

Wow - it looks great! I am just loving the door your wife painted. So adorable. I'm sure the girls love it too. :-)

TexWisGirl said...

wow. quite the castle forming there! love your wife's door!

Ruta said...

I am sooo jealous! What a great coop!! I love it...and love the artwork on the door! :)