First Time Raising Chickens Coop

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    Heres pictures of our chicken coop being built. We are building it in my Father in Laws pole barn in sections before transporting it to our property for final assembly. all the floor joists, rafters, and studs came from skids that get thrown out at my Fathers in Laws work. The floor joists are 2 x 6's and the wall studs and rafters came from 3"x3"s that were 12 feet long, I just ripped in half with a table saw. It will end up being 8' x 10' when its finished.
    CLICK ON THE PICTURE TO OPEN ENLARGE VIEW!!
    [​IMG]Floor is framed and sheeted, Walls being framed and test fitted.
    [​IMG]East wall framed and sheathing being applied.
    [​IMG]Getting ready to make the door for the west wall.
    [​IMG]South wall finished and being test fitted ( Window not cut out yet ).
    [​IMG]All four walls up and nailed in place.
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    Walls up now starting to place prebuilt rafters.

    [​IMG] [​IMG] Applying the first coat of paint.
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    The cold weather on 10/27 made us paint the trim in a heated pole barn. ( Oh darn )

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    All but the door to the chicken run is done for the outside, Just have to add nest boxes and roosts to the inside. Also going to lay vinyl flooring down on the inside of the coop.
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    Heres a few pictures of the inside of our coop showing the partition wall that gives us some storage space as we walk into the coop. Also the kids and us can walk into the coop and not directly in with the chickens. ( Third picture is our 2 year old nephew and 3 1/2 year old daughter standing inside the coop in front of the partition. )



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