Just starting my build. I will post photos here over the next week. Currently I am using my cell and updating my chicken page on Facebook as I go. All of that will get transferred here too.
For those on FB my page is, Bert's Chicks. If there is more than one it is the one in Fayetteville, NC. We don't sell anything. The page is for occasional updates about the birds we keep. We moved and sold the reds last fall prior to the move. We also sold the old coop.
We thought we would put off having hens again until after we moved in 3 years to, Asheville, NC, or somewhere over on that side of the state, Of course, Mary missed them, and, truth be told, so did I. We just bought 3 Buff Orps and 3 BLRWs chicks a little over a week ago. We will keep them together in the new coop as juveniles but Mary has me building a second coop to keep them separate by breed. We are highly considering breeding them as a hobby and then selling at flock swap events.
This coop is going to be 4'x4'. I will make adjustments on the fly but have the basic idea down. I am using as much free wood from different Craig'slist adds as I can. So far I got a free 4x6x8, a tool bench from a couple moving, (He made it but I had to take it apart), and some tossed out 2x4s from a shipping and moving business. I had to pull some nails but have a nice chunk of the build material for about 3 or 4 bucks in gas and my time/effort.
I also frequent Lowes to check on bad paint mixes which they sell cheap as heck. Sometimes they have nice colors but frequent checking when in their area is a must to find something, Mary, might like. My kids will be painting the finished product so I can blame it on them. haha