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Glenn Cottage Eggery Rebirth!

Discussion in 'DIY - Do-It-Yourself Projects, Construction, Etc.' started by Rebbetzin, Apr 15, 2016.

  1. Apr 15, 2016
    Rebbetzin

    Rebbetzin Almost Self-Reliant

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    The city of Tucson has finally decided to become more Urban Agriculture friendly! They changed the zoning for chickens and small animals here in the city limits!!

    I had a beautiful chicken coop I built in 2008. In 2014 the city made me take it down or face a $1000.00 a day fine!! Links to my old chicken coop on BYC.
    http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/coop-construction
    http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/glenn-cottage-eggery

    I have now started rebuilding my chicken coop and run area.
    I was able to put the coop in the same place as before, since the zoning went from 50ft to 20ft from the nearest neighbor's house.
    Jan. 18, 2016 Started to get the cement blocks back in place as the foundation for the coop.
    1 18 16 Laying Foundation test email.JPG

    Jan. 20, 2016. Reinstalled the gate, and got a couple of the walls of the coop back up.
    1 20 16 Done for the day email.JPG

    Jan. 21, 2016 Put on the third side of the coop and the roof supports.
    1 21 16 Roof 01 email.JPG

    Jan. 29, 2016 We had some rain, so I had to wait a few days to start working again. I got the roof on the coop, and the cover for the entrance to the run back up. Installed the heat lamp, and put up the hardware cloth and screening on the upper portion of the coop.

    1 29 16  Almost done email.JPG
    And got the last side up, it wasn't so easy to do this side with the egg box!

    1 30 Egg Box email.JPG
    Feb. 8, 2016 Next came the new wrought iron fencing on an
    expanded run area.
    2 8 16 Fence up 02 email.JPG
    Now the run will be much bigger. The Wrought iron fencing was FREE!
    From a friend of mine that was moving out of state! Such a deal!!! Painting it from black to white took a primer coat, then FOUR coats of white paint!
    March 7, 2016
    3 7 16 Fence Finished 03 email.jpg

    Now all I have to do is cover the fencing with hardware cloth, and chicken wire and put a top on it so the owl and hawks don't come for a free lunch!
    We have an owl living in our big pine trees in the backyard. The owl likes to sit on a branch just above the new chicken run!
    Owl at night.jpg

    Since I am going to be gone for a few weeks this summer, I decided to wait until I am back home to get new chickens.
    When I get the fence and run covered I will make a new post.
     

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  2. Apr 15, 2016
    MoonShadows

    MoonShadows Almost Self-Reliant

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    As Yogi Berra would say, "It's deja vu all over again." It's a shame they made you take it down in the first place.
     
  3. Apr 15, 2016
    frustratedearthmother

    frustratedearthmother Sustainability Master

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    Congrats on the new zoning laws!
     
  4. Apr 16, 2016
    Denim Deb

    Denim Deb More Precious than Rubies

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    I agree. I'm glad that you're able to get chickens again!
     
  5. Apr 16, 2016
    sumi

    sumi Sustainability Master Administrator

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    :clap Keep us posted!
     
  6. Apr 18, 2016
    Britesea

    Britesea Sustainability Master

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    What a beautiful fence, too!
     

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