Our Cape Cod Coop

By MadCrafterMom · Jan 11, 2012 · Updated Apr 16, 2012 ·
  1. MadCrafterMom
    [FONT=trebuchet ms,geneva]Our Cape Cod Coop[/FONT]
    [FONT=trebuchet ms,geneva]4/4/2010[/FONT][​IMG]
    We finally got a start on our coop today, Easter Sunday. My 13 year old daughter Sarah and I got as far as building the base frame of our coop. We would have gotten the floor laid, but my cordless saw battery died out. I have a corded saw, but only have a rough framing blade for it. Back to Home Depot tomorrow for another blade. Anyway, this is what we have so far:

    I designed this coop myself after viewing numerous coops online. I used Google Sketchup to design it. I designed it to use only 6 sheets of plywood. the only PT part of it is the base as seen above. Here are my Sketchup pics of my intended coop:
    More to come tomorrow!
    [FONT=trebuchet ms,geneva]4/5/2010[/FONT]
    Made some more progress today. Got some of the walls up (although long 2 x 3s need to be trimmed) and cut out some of the plywood pieces. Hoping to have all the walls up tomorrow and figure out how to put the roof on. Here a pics of today's progress:
    Tall end with "people door" cut out. Short end with "chicken door" cut out.
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    My two best helpers. [​IMG] Please stop throwing my nails, Abby...Grab that box!
    At the end of the day.....

    Three walls mostly up. Let's not talk about all the things that would
    make a real builder pull their hair out when looking at this closely...

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Recent User Reviews

  1. ronott1
    "Article not finnished"
    2/5, 2 out of 5, reviewed Jul 20, 2018
    Good start to a coop build
  2. PouleChick
    "Needs updating"
    2/5, 2 out of 5, reviewed Jul 4, 2018
    Great having the plans properly done so easy to see. Unfortunately some the photos are no longer visable - would be nice to have it updated if the member is still on the site.
  3. Cyprus
    "Decent sized coop, good blueprints"
    2/5, 2 out of 5, reviewed Jun 29, 2018
    I like the size of your coop for 2-4 chickens. Any more than that and I would increase the floor space. Ventilation and light are good as well. So is ease of access.
    It's good that you had blueprints for this house. Makes it easier to stick to plan.


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