Thursday, March 31, 2011

Chicken coop remodeling *lots of pictures*

Last Tuesday they passed a new chicken ordinance so we are all legal to get our 13 chicks next month, woot!  I've been hacking away for the last week at the large bushes around our old shed.  The Hubbs estimates it's about 50 years old.  We have never used it for anything other than hose and toy storage.

All the wonderful moss :(

Front door

Even more moss on this side + you can see their chicken door (triangle)

The old hutch...we think a previous owner had rabbits or something

The 1 window

Demo time!  The Hubbs tore all of the roofing off of this side!

My job was complete :)

Kinda cool

The Hubbs + power tools = job well done

New plywood and tar paper which was free b/c it was leftover from building J's room

We found this white rope while we were working.  When you pull it, it opens the small door to let the chickens out...convenient!

What's next?  
New roofing on the whole thing
Power wash it inside and out
New paint on the outside
Put up the fencing (a wonderful man gave us 80' of chain-link for free)
Start buying feed, etc

I'm looking for suggestions on an exterior paint color...

Linked up at Far Above Rubies


  1. color? Whatever you find in the oops aisle that you can live with. I'd go with barn red!

  2. What fun! I can't wait to see your new chicks.

  3. Well, since The Hubbs is a painter, we have lots of "leftovers" from jobs, so I'm thinking a mish-mash will be appropriate :)

  4. Very nice!! Lots of hard work... What a neat project. :)

  5. Red! or whatever you can find laying around. :)

  6. What fun!! I agree with it being a great use for your leftover paint!!

  7. Fun! We are getting ready to remodel an outbuilding and turn it into a beautiful coop for future layers. Thanks for sharing!

  8. That is so awesome! You guys did a great job!

  9. fun! I can't wait until we get chickens. :)

  10. How fun! I wish I could have chickens.

  11. How fun! I wish I could have chickens too! I would go for red on the color, and let kids paint flowers, trees, and a big sun on the side :).

  12. Fantastic. Great job. Can't wait to see the finished product.


  13. That's wonderful that you will have your own chickens! I like red but a mish-mash of colors would look great too.