The Chicken Shed Mitchells Chicken Coop

By mitchell · Jan 11, 2012 · ·
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    The chicken shed
    We cheated and bought a 8x6 shed kit from Lowe's because we didn't have the time to build from scratch (we have baby chicks on the way from Cackle Hatchery.)

    .Here my dad and I are nailing the studs together and putting 5/8 OSB board on for the floor
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    We started with the floor in our driveway so it would be level then we moved it to the backyard and put primer on it to prevent rotting.
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    Now we can set it on the ground and start putting up the walls. Behind the floor is my old run with the small chick-n-hutch coops in it.
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    And the construction begins...
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    and continues.
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    Three walls, looks like progress?
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    Now we are ready for the rafters.
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    Next goes the OSB board on top for the roof.

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    thats me and my dad puttin the boards on
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    finally the roof is on and the fence is up sorry i didnt get any pics of the fence going up I forgot oops.
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    here is my chicken door that slides up and down to lock them up at night.
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    here is the other end of the chicken yard and an old gravity feeder.
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    here is the inside with the roost poles on the right side and a brooder on the left side.
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    here are some of my girls I have 2 buff orpingtons 1 rir and 3 br and 1 arucauna.
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    and now my babys arrived from cackle hatchery 5 buffs 5 arucanuas and 5 rhode island reds here is an arucanua.
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    here are my 2 new additions a silkie rooster and a hen

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    just a few more finishing touches and we'll be done
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    my moms quilt square
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    More windows for air. It is hot
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    The girls.

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  1. Kitty990
    were are the nesting boxes? can you show a picture of their boxes
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