My Coop

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  1. hcppam
    Chicken's Play House
    . So here is my little coop that I built all by my lonesomeSince I was doing it by myself, I decided to build it panel by panel, first I inventoried what I had available at my home to build it with...I only had enough materials to build a 3x5 (would have loved to go bigger but no $$ to do it. I looked at all the coops on the coops pages here ar BYC and watched a video on putting together one of the pre fab shed-roof stile coops; I would freeze frame to see how they did thier framing. Being a 55+ woman and having no experience in building I barrowed a skill saw and a few tool and got to work, thinking,thinking,THINKING.


    Getting started
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    .Built base first so I could use it for a work bench...my poor old back
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    Inside panel framing.
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    This was the killer lifting each panel up by myself and securing them. I thought I would die. [​IMG] LOL
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    The only thing I bought other than hardware, screws ex.. Was the 2 play house windows at $45 for both. I also placed the coop at the rear of the neighbor’s cinder block garage. I live in a resort town, my neighbors are weekenders at best, I see these ones once a month. I felt this was the best place so there would be little noise, and out of sight.


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    Using scrap wood I couldn’t line up the groves but with the molding added, it didn’t really show. The vent was an old floor heater regester that opens and closes.
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    Back ventilation.

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    Inside I ran an extension cord that had 3 plugs on it, so I could have a light, heated water and automatic door, if I get the money. The sliding door that you see closed; I framed with the auto door in mind, so it will fit perfectly (I Hope.)
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    .Added the hardware cloth to windows, framed out the pop door, shingled, added the knickknack chickens on the front and done
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    I took me 3 weeks to get it built, not counting THINKING. [​IMG] I still have to put on the 3 hole exterior nest box...SOON? Coop cost around $80. What would I do differently Make It Bigger, but you make do with what you have. Thanks for looking.


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  1. lwiese58
    So.so.cute. And with no experience?? Be proud.
  2. Mattemma
    Love your cute little coop.Great job!
  3. cblakley0531
    I just love the personal touches you made to your coop!! The window frames and the scalloped edge up by the roof! TOO CUTE!
  4. carolsparkle
    look at you go girl ! ! !
  5. oldcrowfarm
    Wow! I am impressed! And it looks so cute, too. Keep up the good work!

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