Cooplands Best

By captainroo2 · Jul 23, 2012 · Updated Aug 2, 2012 · ·
  1. captainroo2
    We started our coop in August of 2011; we had an acre of wooded land behind our backyard we had it cleared of most of the pine trees; this was our first post in the ground.

    We made good progress as we went along.
    We constructed the nesting boxes and installed them; i got several idea from BYC and picked the one that used one (1) sheet of 3/4" plywood. We glued and stapeled it together.

    More progress as the exterior framing was installed

    The exterior sheeting was mostly up and the run door was in place. Just a word; we, my son,my nephew and I were not carpenters, so it was winging it most of the way. We used a lot of the lumber salvaged from our neighbors old deck.
    we added 26 gage reject roof panels I got from where I work; my son Jimmy had the guts to get up there to screw them down - not me. :)

    More pictures to come - will not let me download them... Sorry, I cannot finish my posts because ith will not let me download anymore pictures... Oh Well.

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Recent User Reviews

  1. Nardo
    "Good start"
    2/5, 2 out of 5, reviewed Aug 22, 2018
    Wonder how it turned out? Wonder if the nesting boxes are still in the same spot or if they have been moved because of the door to the run?
  2. ECSandCCFS
    "Great pictures, would love more building detail"
    4/5, 4 out of 5, reviewed Jul 6, 2018
    You put really nice informative pictures in the article, which is why I'm giving it 4 stars despite a lack of some building details (measurements mainly). Great job!


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  1. Stumpy
    It's looking good!

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