Originally Posted by nharbison0722
Wow! That is really nice! You did a phenomenal job. I'm going to have to try and just see what happens
if you want to keep the price down.. try the 70% off lumber section at home depot -- (they are warped wood though)
or free stuff section of Craigslist (there are people who will give out pallets or free lumbers once in a while)
i used these videos as references .
for easy to clean -- make the base of the coop+ perches removable.. you can make the nest boxes removable if you like
when it's 115-117 outside for the past few days in my area it's pretty hot inside the coop .. especially in the nest boxes.. so i would not want my chickens to go back inside the coop to lay eggs in the middle of the day...
so having a removable next box might be ideal since you can move it to a cool place in the run and provide some cover (for privacy) so they can lay their eggs
i used 2x4 with my coop.. but i think 2x3 would be just fine.. especially when you only have 5-6 chickens
i didn't use treated wood for my coop/run.. but to help the wood last longer.. i used waterproofing finish (for water and uv protection- 3 coats)
my coop/run looks stained.. but it's just waterproof finish
Edited by BruceAZ - 6/7/16 at 11:41am