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By Mikey D, Jan 11, 2012 | |
  1. Mikey D
    Here's the coop - Inspired by Gallo and all the peeps in the BYC Arizona thread!
    Started out with 5 panels from Meg-Moringa-seed who got de-chickened by her HOA.
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    Our ground is a tadly bit hard (cleeche) so we dug a trough and soaked it for a few days.
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    Set a foundation of H-blocks (except for the corners which I broke through for better splicing) and filled them with concrete.
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    We disassembled the panels and built the coop using them and lumber from Homer.
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    Had the family help lift it into place.
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    Used shield anchors and bolted it to the concrete.
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    Gallo scared the heck out of me with his poulty tick page so I put sealant inbeteen any wood pieces they could live between.
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    We used some aluminum angle to attach a stud to the house - there was nothing in the wall to lag it to.
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    There was a bunch of late nights putting this coop together!
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    We built the roof on the patio as well.
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    Roof is framed out!
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    Another late night! Sheathing on the roof.
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    So far so good! Nest boxes with hinged bottoms for cleaning and a lower clean out door to the coop.
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    Masked off and painting. We are going to paint the house to match the coop!
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    Now for the roof!
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    I've added an auto waterer & will build a tredle feeder - Thanks for looking!


    Mikey

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