so, the plan was to cut the coop in half & make our third tractor. well, it totally worked! it didn't take long either, just a bit of planning here & there. i wound up gutting the coop first thing. then with just the frame in front of me, i would cut a board or two in half, add the supporting side bits & move along to the next chunk.
ira (the neighbor who i bought this coop from) added a couple of 2x4x12's in to the deal (thank you!!!) as well. between that, the plywood that we had leftover from replacing a bit of our bathroom floor & the wood from the coop that i was able to re purpose....i was able top keep the total cost under $50. i had to make one trip to lowes, & figure i spent $10 tops on latches, wheel bolts, washers & hooks.
this is a side view. the ramp, sliding door are on the right...the two doors on the back are for cleaning & food/water.
this door is also for my cleaning the coop out...easy access, you know.
now a lick of paint!! unfortunately i was so excited about getting the chicks in their coop that i forgot to paint BEFORE i added the chicken wire...
this made things just a smidge bit difficult & a whole lot messier!!
stay-@-home mama. ;)
we had a bit of blue outdoor paint & some white, so the paint job is a bit hodge podge. i am in the in the process of hunting down paint leftover that we can use to personalize the coop. the blue is a bit calm & the white, MUCH too plain!! i have plans for a cooperative collage with the boys & i & whoever else happens to stop by on painting day...
|but the chicks are absolutely LOVING it & that is what really matters, right??|
|but growing ever so fast!!|
and what or your "little ones"??