Well it's been a month since I started. Almost finished close enuff to post photos, etc. I chose to build the frming from 2 x 6 lumber; ripped each board to 2-5/8" and then re-ripped each piece to 2-1/2". I would highly reccomend using Spruce aka whitewood; there are no stresses in the wood like pressure treated yellow pine. If you use pine, figure on extra 25% waste for all the boards that bend, bow, twist and become unusable. You really don't require maximum strength from your lumber for a coop. The siding is cement type Hardiboard. The hardware cloth on the bottom is 1" x 1" x 16ga vinyl coated green; the hardware cloth on the top is 2" x 3" x 14ga vinyl coated green. I painted to match our house color. The floor of the coop is VCT; cheaper than linoleum and much thicker. Each nest box is removable; I know there probably are to many, but. I put a perch inside with a shllow box with sand...hoping to help keep cleaner when the birds get bigger and perch at night. I plan on putting a gutter with water system/nipple inside soon. The gutter will provide rainwater to the system. Attached are some photos, drawings, and material list. I got a lot of ideas from others on this website, Thanks, Mark, [email protected]
Chicken Coop & Run 2
Chicken Coop Exterior Nest Wall
Chicken Coop Nest Boxes Inside
Chicken Coop Perch & Sand Box
Here are my construction drawings.
Heres my material list:
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