Charles07s Chicken Coop

By Charles07 · Jan 11, 2012 · ·
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  1. Charles07
    The construction process:

    Borrowed tools - 1 drill, 1 circular saw, 1 wood/metal power saw ("sawzall"...thanks Makita for making a quality product), 1 metal shear (powered)
    Leftover/surplus materials - 2.5" screws (200?), 2X4s (20?), pole barn exterior metal scrap (96" long by whatever width was needed and slice off the excess), 1 used 12X12 chain-link dog run, 1x2s (4?), 2x2s (2?), 1.5" nails (20?), assorted scrap pieces of wood and metal, 1.5" pole barn metal roofing screws (with rubber washers for sealing against the rain, 40?), plumbers tape (to fasten the dog run to the coop, 3 feet?), 2 brass hinges
    Purchased - 8 4X8 exterior plywood sheets, 3 hinges, 1 dry humor hunting sign
    What I provided - 1 hammer, 1 9/16th wrench, 2 small ladders, 1 plastic patio chair, 10' of yellow plastic rope burned off with a mapp gas torch, blood sweat and tears, small bouts of cursing, 3 tiny helpers aged 7,6 and 4, 1 marital painting forewoman to reach the high spots the workers could not reach, 1 father in law that I asked many questions of and who helped us attach the run to the coop. NO, I could NOT have done it without them. (Except the ornery beagle who watched us work)

    Total out of pocket cost from purchased materials only (and the plywood was 90% of the expense), roughly $161



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Recent User Reviews

  1. Nardo
    "Good pics"
    3/5, 3 out of 5, reviewed Jul 25, 2018
    Nice job on this coop. In my world the small bouts of cursing are an invaluable building tool.
  2. snow5164
    "Nice spacious coop"
    4/5, 4 out of 5, reviewed Jul 10, 2018
    I love this coop, but you did have amazing help

    You definitely needs ventilation, on each side, this will be too hot as it is now !!

    I appreciate your financial breakdown , good job !!
  3. Hope Hughes
    "Great building details"
    3/5, 3 out of 5, reviewed Jun 29, 2018
    I would definitely add some ventilation! But those are lucky chickens!

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  1. ESherrill43
    I like it but your only problems would be the chickens flying out or predators coming in, my coop is much like yours a dog lot with a house on the back and before I put a roof over the dog lot they flew out almost every evening.

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