Pollo-ville

By jaywell, May 12, 2013 | Updated: May 12, 2013 | | |
  1. jaywell
    My Purina based coop.
    It took me a long time to complete but I think it turned out OK
    The floor frame:


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    The roof frame:

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    2x4s Attached to the floor

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    All four supports attached

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    Moved to the actual site before too heavy. Had to lever in two planes.
    Leveling is not easy. I learned it can't be improvised. After several attempts I realized it is easier to find the highest and the lowest point and level those two. then use those to level the rest. Finally found a practical use to what we learned in arithmetic: If A=B and B=C then A=C :)

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    Attached the roof to the coop frame

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    Put the vinyl ondulated roofing. Very nice red color!

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    Partial siding. This $30 window from Amazon.com looks awesome. Very easy to install too.

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    The other side:


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    Finalized coop and small 4x4 run. Egg box attached and with hinges and handle.
    Finally found a use for some cedar mini-fencing I had hanging around for 3 years.
    Unfortunately one of my dogs killed one of the chickens and I learned not to under estimate predators.
    They pulled the run with their teeth and when the gap was big enough, got in. Three escaped, one was dead.

    I think the coop turned out good looking a functional.




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  1. jaywell
    Thanks for the compliment.
    After my own dogs killed one i realized there was a flaw. I had not attached the run to the coop itself. I since have attached it with fasteners.
    The back door (service door) and the one for the chickens both have latches.
    The run is surrounded by heavy stepping stones preventing predators from digging.
    The run's roof is also hardware cloth.
  2. gkleing3
    The coop is very good looking. What have you done to predator-proof it?

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