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post #11 of 16
Welcome!
post #12 of 16
Agreed, sounds good to me too. I just bought piano hinges for my doors so i knew they'd handle the weight. Got them and all latches and even 16d nails at ollies for rock bottom prices. 40-70% below lowes prices on all of it. Check them out if you have one close by.

My buddy up the street has family down your way, i personally haven't been down there but I and my family have hit foley beach. Too bad we're not closer i could help you and vise versa. Maybe next go round. Happy building
Edited by dlp40 - 1/24/16 at 7:16pm
post #13 of 16
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Ventalation is a must other wise when it gets cold frost bite from moister build up will cause issues. I went around the top of my new coop on 3 sides with hardware cloth following the pitch of the roof. Absolutley my best feature of this coop.

Thank you for all the tips. Can you elaborate on this a little or take a picture? I'm struggling to put together what you are describing. I understand the ventilation, moisture, frostbite part. But I don't know how you are describing the three sides of hardware cloth of the roof. You are talking about three of four walls and may be the top 2 to 3 inches left open and hardware cloth to prevent predators?
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So yeah, welcome again and if you want to talk more and don't want it on the forum....pm me. Hope that info will help ya some and Good luck to ya, David.


Again, thank you and I will definitely PM you in the future. I will be looking for chickens soon hopefully and have been wanting to get to them semi-locally as opposed to ordering from a big national hatchery or from tractor supply. I like doing local business.
post #14 of 16
Here is a quick sketch of the hareware cloth ventalation i'm talking about. I can still get some pics,of mine, if you want.
post #15 of 16
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Got it. Thanks. We were on the same page. Thanks for the sketch. Helped me put a visual together on it. Looking forward to maybe starting to cut some wood this week.
post #16 of 16

:welcome Good luck building your coop!

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