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By fifenashia, Jan 11, 2012 | Updated: Jun 10, 2012 | |
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    MY FIRST COOP

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    Framed and ready to be moved.

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    Rain set in and I should have taken notice, we used OSB plywood, I have NO windows or nest box doors since we only have a reciprocating saw and the basic hammers, nails, stapler gun.

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    Spring has sprung and the roof looks....awkward. Need to re-do it but not sure how! I also painted all the OSB instead of adding siding, I would like to add siding though.

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    Winterized, the inside has cardboard and heavy duty plastic sheeting stapled to it for added insulation. Next year I am putting plastic all over the front here and leaving the back open for ventilation. We had a lot of snow get in with the front being left open. Live and Learn, planning on fixing it little by little as I learn more!


    THE DUCK HOUSE

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    Now that we have become victims to poulty math, we need to expand our space. This means I have enlisted hubby to build me a duck house! The plan was to use all recycled materials and keep the cost as close to $0 as possible! Of course all we have to work with is the circular saw and regular tools like hammer, nails and screws.

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    So we used recycled wood and built the floor around 4 posts to ensure that they were above the ground (added protection). Then we decided to do an A-frame style as we are so new to building on our own that roofs are definitely a challenge! This plan was to build one side solid and turn the other into a full size door in order to make cleaning easier.

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    We put shingles on the one side and are waiting for Lowe's to get some returns before we buy for the other side. The whole thing took about a week but that was only because we would start after I got home from work. We did buy a half piece of plywood to use for the door since we only had strips of scrap lumber. So the cost so far has been under 10$. That may increase when the shingles come in but that's worth it to keep it waterproof.





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