Almost finished with my first coop.

By ChrisMonroe · Mar 24, 2019 · Updated Apr 2, 2019 · ·
  1. ChrisMonroe
    Thinkso I made a 4x4 base with center brace. Used 2" screws and countersink bit. Screw 1x4s from the old playhouse and pallet planks to like the floor. Used 2x4 in each corner to make 4 ft tall, made a frame around the top of that. Took the planks off the old roof and cut a sheet of plywood in half and attached to the roof frame for stiffness. Caut a sheet of plywood to make sites. Installed 2 vents. Reused planks for decoration. Cut 2- 4x4s in half burried 18". Cut off level corner to corner set my frame. Installed 3 rooster 2- 1'x1' on bottom and 1 on top of those to floor. Used 1x6 side to side. Used 2" dowel rod side to side. Set roof, installed exterior walls with plywood except 1. Cut double door in back. Used 2 sets of hinges that came with springs and 2 locks to get eggs. Cut u shape with ply wood and 1x1 made sliding door for lock up at night. Used 5' 1x6 and branches to make ramp. Bought 50' 4'tall chicken wire. 12- 4' posts. Found at bargin hunt for$18 28'x48' pond netting. Cover top of coop. Used 2 4x4s to make net tall enough for me to stand. Installed mylar inside. Kids painted exterior. Since we had a freeze installed heat lamp as well. I dont think people have to go to my extreme lol, but I'll learn whats good and bad.

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    This has good potential! Some text outlining what was done and with what materials would be extremely helpful. You've got a good start, here. I can't wait to see how the rest comes together!
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  1. earth_toes
    How many chickens did you build this for?
    1. ChrisMonroe
  2. earth_toes
    Is the silver lining (heehee get it?) a thermal wrap?
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    1. ChrisMonroe
      Yes mylar
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  3. N F C
    Can you give the dimensions and a materials list?
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    1. ChrisMonroe
      4x4x6 it is a mutation of the kids old wooden play house. You could make something similar with
      5 sheets plywood
      12- 8' 2x4
      3- 8' 1x6
      4' long 2" dowel rod with closet connectors
      2- 8' 4x4
      1 big box 2" screws
      1 small box 3" screws
      1 small box 4" screws
      Counter sink bit
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  4. casportpony
    Looking good!
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