This is what started it all!
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The coop is 8x8 and i used treated 6x6 posts concreted in the ground.
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The floor is treated plywood and treated 2x6 joists.
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My coop in 6' high inside and will have a loft for storage.
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7/16 preprimed t1-11 on the outside.
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I used full 4x8 sheets of t1-11 to save on cutting.
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Instead of buying a door i chose to build one of my own.
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Roof was framed on 16" centers and i used 2x4s.
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I made the roof pitch high for storage and the kids love playing up there.
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Finally paint! I never realized the work that i was getting into!
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20 year shingles on the roof.
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I used 1x3 pine boards for my trim around the windows and door.
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Nest boxes are mounted 23 in off the floor. I used plywood and osb to construct them.
Oh i have 7 buff orp and 7 lt br leghorns.
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My feeder that i made will hold 100lb of feed, the lid on top is on hinges for easy filling.
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The roost is made up of 2x4s mounted at 3 different levels. 1.5' 3' and 4.5' off the floor. Naturally they
all like to be on the top.
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I made these windows and covered the opening with 1/2" hardware cloth.
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Outside view of window.
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Side opening on hinges for added ventilation during the warmer months.
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This is the upstairs loft for storage.
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My run is 16' x 8' and 6 1/2' high.
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The run posts are cemented into the ground, Bottom 4' is hardware cloth turned out and burried 4" deep.
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Top of run is covered with standard poultry netting.
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Thanks for looking. And thanks to all you good people at BYC for all the ideas that i used from many coop designs and from looking around on the forum. This coop took me about 6 weeks to build on weekends and evenings and im so glad its done! Now i can enjoy watching my flock as they grow.
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