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post #11 of 15 Old 08-13-2008, 04:27 PM Thread Starter
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Cute!! I love the decorations on it! Did you get the design from a website, or just figure it out on your own?

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post #12 of 15 Old 08-14-2008, 01:06 AM
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Thanks guys! I know it was a bit random and off topic...lol..my mind wanders sometimes!

I painted it all by my little self!

I had some leftover battleship grey from painting the boys' room in the other house and about an 1/8 of a bucket of white. The grey alone was plain and sad looking really. I think I got a tad carried away, after all the chickens don't care! I really liked it and better than that my daughter (Korrie) LOVED IT! The dancing egg on the door was her idea!

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post #13 of 15 Old 08-14-2008, 09:50 AM Thread Starter
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LOL, I love it. I phrased it wrong though; I meant design of the building, like how you built it.... LOL, sorry!

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HAHAHA oops guess I got kinda caught up in myself huh?!?! Lol sorry.

I didn't build the whole thing I just fixed the holes I found and added the sheet of plywood and the doors and chicken wire.

I will give you the rough dimentions of it though. It is 8' x 8' overall with an 8 foot front sloping down to about 7 feet at the back for water shed. It really is just cobbled together. Like I said it has 4 cedar posts, one on each corner. Then a header in the front of the building and in the back with the L and R sides of the building supported lower with 2x4's running front to back. It has 4 larger pieces of lumber that run front to back for the roof with 2x4's run L to R over that to help stabilize it and give a place to nail the tin to. I really really don't know if this would be something that you would want to build on purpose! And I really think that a car port may be better in FL. This big hot mess would be rotten in no time! (it already is a tad here in Ar) And to be perfectly honest I don't think I would have kept my horses in it even if we didn't have the chickens...there are a million nails and the metal siding could easily injure a horse. I have seen carposts that have worked wonderfully for a run in type shelter. They help with the sun, yet allow excellent ventalation, if its really stormy and blows hard where you live you could always cover a couple sides with tarps. Its not likely that you will be fighting off snow and ice. Sorry if I am rambeling, I just don't think you should build MY shelter...lol...it wouldn't pass a code test that's for sure!!!! LOL

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post #15 of 15 Old 08-14-2008, 02:36 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks so much everyone! I found this pasture shelter online for about $2.4k less than any other shelter I've found. I was wondering if anyone has any experience with it?

Sorry, it's a reeaalllyy long link. LOL

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/images...%3Den%26sa%3DG

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