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Coopandrun

  1. New2TheCoop
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    I started out with not much of a plan, just some scribbles on paper that i did while i was at work. I wanted to make it as simple as i could and the actual coop had to be 6x8 to fit the roof that i was salvaging from an cattle/horse feeder... i also used old fence boards for the framing, only thing that i will actually have to purchase is the plywood for the sides, the wire for the run, and the chickens.

    i started with 2x4 frame, the run is going to be 10x8 with room for them to walk under the 8x6 coop
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    of course i had to make sure everything was square
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    cutting out the flooring, i used the wall from an old barn
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    installing the floor, and attaching it to the frame (its not really wavey, its the cell phone camera)
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    finished the floor
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    starting work on the run with a simple 2x4 frame
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    framing the walls
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    putting up the walls, its starting to look like a hen house!
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    i added the roof, it was from an old feeder barn, its about 7x8, i left room for an overhang, that i covered in hardware cloth for extra ventalation. I also added in the nesting boxes
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    starting to look alot better, only a few more afternoons worth of work and i'll be finished!
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    a view of the inside, I filled in the cracks of the floor with "great stuff"
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    I made the front door a slide in, I plan to add a pully and a rope soon so I can open up in the mornings with out having to go inside

    this is it open:
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    and this is it closed: (once again, the wavy-ness is from the camera)
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    Now all that is left is to paint!
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    finished... well almost, i still have to make roost's and I am going to add a roof over the nesting box.

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