Our Coop 14

By NewChickOh · Jan 11, 2012 ·
  1. NewChickOh
    After browing all the BYC forums, scouring the internet, and planning and replanning, we finally had a design.
    We decided to build an 8 x 12 shed with a 12 x 16 x (5 or 6) run.
    We thought we would get started on Saturday May 9, beautiful weather, no soccer games, plan complete...
    Then we found lumber really cheap from a local guy! So at the last minute, the design was upgraded to 12 x 12!!!!
    By the time we picked up the wood, we ended Saturday with a couple of piles of lumber in the yard, but heck, we're one step closer!
    Saturday night, I realized that in our hurry to recalculate, I hadn't take a few things into consideration, so there were a few miscalculations on my part.
    SO, Sunday we went back to pick up MORE lumber!
    By the end of Sunday, we had a level area (sort of), and a floor frame built.
    Tuesday evening, work progressed nicely, with the floor going in, and three walls going up!
    26168_wallsgoingup512.jpg Two walls up!
    26168_progress512.jpg Three walls up!

    I also finally picked out the stain and paint.
    The girls wanted green or blue, I wanted something natural that would blend in...
    We ended up with a dark brown stain for the siding (coffee) and a green stain for the trim (forest floor) and a barely there green paint (weeping willow) for inside.
    Here are my stain samples (not very true to the color)
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    It's been raining since, so no more progress...Hopefully it'll clear up some by Saturday!
    Progress as of Sunday May 17th
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    Progress as of Monday May 18th
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    May 21st
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    siding going up
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    working till dark
    May 23rd
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    taking a break once the roof was on
    May24th
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    windows and doors cut and staining done!
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    close up of cross ventilation :)

    May 25th
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    inside painting done
    May 31st-Finally MOVE IN DAY!!!
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    The first chickens into the coop
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    A new 12 x 12 coop and a months worth of work and they cram into one corner!
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    at least they look cozy :)

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