got that nasty roof off! that's part of the 83 cents per board culled lumber I bought!!
Started getting dark but this is going to be my run! Harbor freight sells a sun shade tarp that will cover the roof. And I was given a bunch of chain link that will go around the run.
This was a dilapidated wood shed that I decided to turn into a chicken coop.
This is the footprint for my coop.
I set the 4x4s just as a snowstorm started. The 2x4s are temporary supports so I didn't loose my squared up posts. It will be up off the ground.
Not sure if it will be 2 foot or 3 foot at floor level.
And just to the right of that red trailer I have a well that I plan on reactivating to water the chickens!
Well it's been raining for the last week here in MI... and it looks like I still have 5 or 6 more days of rain before it stops!
April showers bring May flowers and all
But my chicks are getting big fast!
I'm anxious to get building!
I know it's been a while but I've been busy! I am starting to see why everyone says "Have a coop BEFORE you get chicks!" Hahshah
So here's what I've accomplished lately..
once I set my foot print it was time to throw wood at it to see where it lands!
I found some pallet top plywood that was very cheap for the skin! Got that stack for 100$ so I guess I didn't get any pics of just the floor joist but we (that's my brother. He has helped alot on this project! ) put 2x6s 16" on center coop ended up being 8x14. And yes the left side is temporarily hanging out there on it's own... I have plans for that later...
Walls are framed! On the back wall you can see a 6inch by 8foot horizontal box... that's gonna be an adjustable vent. And the horizontal 14 inch by 11ish foot box will be where I attach the nesting boxes. Ok here we had gotten everything skinned and the run ready for some kind of roof. At this moment I am unsure if I'm going to make a solid roof or a net style whether metal or other.
I had some chain link given to me. 2 rolls of 5' x 30' and 1-4'x30 and 1 4'x20
So we (the kid brother and I) did some figuring and talking and decided I had the best idea ; ) to bury the 5' about 16 inches in the ground. So we trenched around the run, added a 2x6 so the fence would fall half way. Added 2x4 and 2x6 to the post so the face would be flush for the fence. Added a chalk line so we could try to keep the fence somewhat level and added fence... until dark!
P.s. it was really his idea lol