1st time coop build.

By Pakaaaahhhh, May 24, 2015 | Updated: Jun 6, 2015 | | |
  1. Pakaaaahhhh
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    I used 2x4 for the foundation. I used ply wood for the sub floor.
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    I had 3/4 ply from a previous project that I used for the walls that go up against the fence.
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    I made a skeleton of my exterior walls, framed out windows and door opening.
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    Roosting boxes are 1/2 ply.
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    I used left over 1/2inch plywood for exterior siding.
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    One of my favorite features on this coop is the corner window.
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    Once cladding was done, I painted interior in gloss white for easier clean up.
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    I went with a light gray on the exterior just because I want my house this color, but my HOA won't allow me.
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    I used 1 1/2x3/4 trim for windows, doors and window frames. I also used 1/4 in plexi instead of glass.
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    I decided to go with a barn style front door. The plan was for it to slide open like a traditional barn door, but after researching the price of hardware I decided to use hinges.
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    Prepped roof for tin metal roof.
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    "RED"? Why not? Reds a good color....
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    In between the roosting boxes I put in another door that I made out of 1/2 ply strips glued onto a solid piece of ply.
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    For the chicken run I used 2x2 strips. It consist of three frames. I made a top frame, face frame and a end piece. I used same white exterior paint as interior of coop.
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    Front doors open up for easy clean up of the run.
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    Top opens up to for when I need to get in the coop.
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    I made ramps out of ply painted white.the landscape rock is going to be replaced with sand soon.
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    To keep my birds cool in this 120 degree weather I added a mister system. So far they seem to like it.
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    Lighting and possibly an AC unit are next.

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  1. Brookliner
    When chicken math kicks in you will need another coop LOL.
  2. Pakaaaahhhh
    I'm ready to build another coop.
  3. Pakaaaahhhh
    @flocking-crazy: I'm using aspen chips for inside the coop. For the chicken run, I have small rocks. To more easily clean the chicken coop, the bottom pulls out. Like a drawer. Let's hope it works as planned.
  4. flocking-crazy
    Looks fantastic!!! well done. what are you going to use on the floor? shavings?
    what is access for cleaning like?
  5. Peep_Show
    Nice design and good lines!
  6. jtn42248
    For a first timer you did a knock out pro job. Great coop.
  7. crazyfeathers
    Very nice job!

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