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Building our first coop and run

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After spending a lot of time on this thread researching how to build our first coop and run, I went out and purchased this massive (8x12x12) shed for only 375$!


Moving it home presented a few challenges but with a little luck and some back roads we finally made it home



After stripping all the shelving and work tables out we started by laying down some sheet vinyl for easy cleaning

Then we added a wall to separate out a 4x12 "tack room" to store feed and allow access to the back side of our nest boxes

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I eventually added a door to allow access into the actually coop space. Will post pictures of that later.

We are in the process of adding 2 large windows one on each side of the coop





Started working on fencing off the run today and hoping to finish and possibly add the second window tomorrow! Goal is to have the girls moved in by the end of the week!!
Edited by OwensDad - 3/28/16 at 6:20pm
post #2 of 5

great deal!

post #3 of 5

That was an awesome deal on the building. It should make a great coop. Looking forward to seeing your progress.

Our coop build thread...

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1088771/cheryls-hen-house

 

1Peter 5:2 Care for the flock that God has entrusted to you. Watch over it willingly, not grudgingly—not for what you will get out of it, but because you are eager to serve God.

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Our coop build thread...

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1088771/cheryls-hen-house

 

1Peter 5:2 Care for the flock that God has entrusted to you. Watch over it willingly, not grudgingly—not for what you will get out of it, but because you are eager to serve God.

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Love this idea!  

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Finally got most of the run fenced in, we used 14ga 1x2 welded wire 72 inches tall.

We also buried chicken wire about 6in deep along the outside of the run and connected it to the bottom of the fencing



Also finally got the last window installed today, love how much natural light we have inside the coop now!

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Next comes the pop door and roost, then to complete the run I plan on installing a 4ft wide door to allow plenty of access when needed
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