Yesterday, we started building our new coop! Its a 6x3 tractor with a slanted tin roof and coop with nesting boxes and a roost. So excited!! I have two OEGB and they have been making do in the "temp" tractor for about 2 months now. They seem to like it alright, no stress just some boredom occasionally. We let them out after work for about an hour of running around and causing a ruckus but they love it so much. We are in C.Fl so our coop has to be able to handle mild coldness (less then 30 freeze days) and heat with a breeze in the summer (heat index ~100, humidity ~85%). Our coop will have 18ft^2 of grass with a raised coop inside to house a roost, 2 nest boxes, and some grass clippings to make for an easy cleanup.
I will be updating it on "my page" with more photos but just wanted to share here too! I'm so excited to give my ladies a real home
Here are the plans:
After cutting the major pieces and starting to notch all the lap joints...
This is a close up of the lap joints and notches, and the joint after being glued and attached.
Hard at work rasping and filing!
Will update again soon!
Edited by jespere - 2/19/12 at 4:27pm