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    Chicken Coop

    So, due to bugs eating all of the plants, we will be raising chickens this year instead of a garden. Hopefully they will rid the garden of the bugs. I have been tasked with building the coop. I am thinking something like this. I would like to see some FOO suggestions though.


    What say you FOO is this eggcellent or can you do better?
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    Why don't chicken coops have four doors?

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    I would paint it like a Chik Fil A, or KFC or Church's, depending your taste and region.
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    Quote Originally Posted by x136 View Post
    Because then it'd be a chicken sedan?
    Unless they are English chickens, in which case, it would be a chicken saloon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    Unless they are English chickens, in which case, it would be a chicken saloon.
    I would put 5 doors on it so it can be a chicken hatch.
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    I like the way you think. It will definitely have some cows and a Chick-Fil-A paint scheme.
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    I could put some Lambroghini doors on it and make it a chick magnet.
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    When I was growing up, we kept our chickens in an old metal shed. The horse lived in the back of an old trailer. They were ok with this, as far as I know. On the other hand, three roosters once cornered on of my dad's buddies...

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    That's pretty much what we had. But now I have neighbors and we want to make it fun for the kids. My son is 13 and wants to help build. My daughter is 11 and likes goofy designs. So I want to make something fun for all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by b_young View Post
    That's pretty much what we had. But now I have neighbors and we want to make it fun for the kids. My son is 13 and wants to help build. My daughter is 11 and likes goofy designs. So I want to make something fun for all.
    Good for you!! A family project!!! Have fun!!!

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    I like the Coop you have pictured. It looks really nice.
    I've got your restraining order right here. [grabs crotch] Restrain this!

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    I'd make it look like this and call it Chicken Eatza.
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    Those voices in your head aren't real, but they have some great ideas

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    Speaking of chickens....
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    Quote Originally Posted by dprayvd View Post
    Speaking of chickens....
    I fed them, it was pretty cool. And they have gumby and pokey!

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    I'd go for the sponge-bob pineapple design if you're thinking "goofy"

    But seriously - you want to have closing doors on ALL openings, or your yard will be the dinner destination of every skunk, weasel, possum & raccoon in the 'hood, nevermind the snakes going after the eggs and the mice & rats that the chickenfeed will draw in!
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