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El Gallinero

  1. AuthorDent
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    This was my summer project this year. I am a teacher and had the summer to spend with my family and build this coop(el gallinero, can you guess what i teach?)!

    Anyways, here it is...

    I was building this coop on a tight budget. Most of the wood for the frameā€¦I mean ALL of the wood for the frame was either unwanted wood my father and I salvaged from friends and neighbors or picked up from home construction sites (they throw away A LOT of good material. If you have the patience and if you talk to the people building the house, you can get collect much) I even picked up the nails I used.

    I had to work with what I had; so for the studs, I split 2x6's and used garden fence boards for the four corners.

    So I did pretty well. I did not pay dime for the frame. BTW, the frame is 8x10x8
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    Primed, roofed, and layed some concrete along the edges with six anchors.

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    Frame is painted and Paid $30 dollars for some used cedar fence boards that I made into siding.

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    Wired and constructed some of the inside. The chicken were getting restless in there small cage...

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    ...free at last!

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    Still some more to do but the bulk of the work is done. Now I real must be gearing up for the school year.

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  1. Mountain Peeps
  2. vehve
    Looks good, but where are the towel hangers?
  3. Noobie farmer
    Cool. Those diagonal braces should make for a real sturdy design.
  4. AuthorDent
    Hehe yeah, but don't panic.

    Thanks, I live in south Louisiana and it gets pretty hot here, so I want plenty of ventalation.
  5. tridentk9
    LOL- AuthorDent? Expecting a freeway?

    Nice looking coop. I like the openness. Reminds me of summer camp!

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