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Urban Mother-in-law Suite

By yoderfarms · Jan 16, 2016 · Updated Jan 16, 2016 ·
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    Urban Mother-in-law Suite
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    Material List
    4- 2x6 12ft 14- 2x4 12ft 2- 1x6 12ft
    4- 1x4 12ft 3- 3/8 bc plywood 3- 7/16 osb 1- 3/4 bc
    drip edge, tar paper , shingles , 1/2 hardware cloth, nails , door hard ware, screws, and a Pocket hole joiner
    This project took me 4 weekends and between $400-$500. The Level of build is a little more difficult as I am a carpenter. It will hold 8-10 Chickens depending on the size run you put on the back. This coop was designed for a warmer climate. If your in a colder climate you put plywood instead of hardware cloth.

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    Start by forming up 6' x 6' slab. I put a triangle in the middle for sand. Give your concrete a few days to settle.
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    Then frame up. I put 45 degree angles on my 2x6's and screwed corners together with finish screws. All the joint were done with a Kreg joiner. Check out the link for joining. [​IMG] The door opening is 24" x 60" and routed with a 3/4" off set bit.

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    I used a 3/8" offset bit and routed were I have cut and installed 3/8 plywood. Glue and screw plywood.
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    Rip 1x4 down to 3/4" x 1 1/2" . Cut pieces to fit pattern. Glue and fasten. I use a pin nailer to tack in place then fastened a 3/4" screw on the inside.
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    I joined the areas were I will have my 1/2" hardware cloth.
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    Scribe and cut in roof frame. fasten 1x6 on the outside edge. then cut your tails and screw in place.
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    cut and fasten osb, tar paper, and shingle
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    I sprayed my stain and poly.
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    Frame up hen house
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    Paint the squares and fast hardware cloth with staple gun.
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    Install doors and hardware.
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    Water
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    and feeder
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    We added a sun area [​IMG]
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    put a little landscaping.
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    The girls are happy[​IMG]
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    Thanks for looking. feel free to ask any ?'s

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  1. Chickencountryuk
    "Fantastic job"
    5/5, 5 out of 5, reviewed Jul 16, 2018 at 4:43 PM
    Well planned, described and built.

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