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Batterymans Chicken Noodle Coop

By BatteryMan, Jan 11, 2012 | |
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  1. BatteryMan
    "Chicken Noodle Coop"
    Based on features from Firefyter-Emt's "La cage de poulet" and Renee's "La Cage Mahal" with a few custom concepts thrown in (like the uncovered run area). Big thanks to these two for posting their designs. My end design is 4' wide X 8' long X 4' tall coop raised 2' off the ground (2' X 8' "cave" area under coop -- seperated from 2' X 8' storage area under coop). Run is 8' X 12' half covered -- half uncovered. Fully enclosed with hardware cloth.
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    The coop/run foundation and bottom of coop structure which will house storage area and "cave".
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    Framed-in the entire structure. Rafters 2' apart, posts 3' apart.
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    Covered the coop with OSB, roofing felt, and then outdoor plywood siding (with 4" grooves).
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    Painted all rafters and siding with UV paint with Cedar tone. Took 2 + gallons.
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    Roof is corrugated "Ondura" from Lowes. Pre-colored brown. Would have gone with tin except for deed restrictions in the subdivision that don't allow tin. Very happy with the brown Ondura -- much better than the flimsy plastic/fiberglass from HomeDeepO.
    Now have 6 hens (3 RIR, 3 Barred Rock), and a Mostly Barred Rock Rooster. Dripping Springs, Texas.
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