Built my coop from scratch using scrap and donated materials...

By G15usmc, Apr 17, 2016 | Updated: Apr 30, 2016 | | |
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    I started with some scrap 2x4s and made a 4'x6' floor I put the joists 18" on center so I could use less wood and figured it didn't have to be super load bearing...[​IMG]
    Then I started adding legs and I made the legs two foot long to put the floor off the ground to help with cleaning as well as being able to later store things under. I used two full length 2x4s in the back corners so the coop would be tall enough to stand in with a roof on...[​IMG]
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    I made the front two corners 6 1/2' to make the front 4 foot inside the coop and give the roof enough angle to let snow fall off in the winter...[​IMG]
    Next I added another 8' 2x4 to close to center in the back in order to provide for a a door. Then I made the floor from 1"x5" rough cut deck boards...and added two 5' long 2x4 for mount a roof to...[​IMG]
    Next I framed out a door using 2x4s and used zip ties to hold it in place...[​IMG]
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    Cut pressure treated deck boards to make the sides and back door and back wall...[​IMG]
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    I used scrap 2x8s and a 2x6s for the front wall cut the 2x6s to leave a whole for front door...[​IMG]
    Made a front door from leftover deck boards...added two 2x4s to screw roof to. Added corregated tin roof and then added some wheels to help move it...couldn't lift it by myself...used a 2500lb winch to get it on a trailer to move it in place...[​IMG]
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    And the end result![​IMG]
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    Couple of groupies...

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  1. Whittni
    They look like happy hens :)

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