Wall In Coop Coop And Run Construction Page 6

By FisherMOM, Jan 11, 2012 | |
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    Coop and Run Construction....page 6

    My dear husband proved to get too stressed out while helping me build the run, so I insisted on building the inside of the coop ALONE! I used recycled materials for the inside, except for the top 2X4 that was a left over from the run construction.


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    For the most part, I only had battery powered tools to use... and that stinks. The batteries never lasted long and to try and use a battery operated circular saw? yikes! It took forever to cut things. We have an electric circular saw, just no blades. I managed though....

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    It's starting to look like a stall /coop area now.

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    The first roosts and nest box.
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    Rusty checking it out.. wondering is it's safe.

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    Yep, he decided it was good enough for them. This was the first night. Sleeping arrangements changed after a few nights, and Rusty and Midnight took the higher roost.
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    Then we introduced the new girls after a quarantine period. They slept with Rusty and Midnight. Midnight didn't like it, but ole Rusty did!

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    Rose and Missi have started sleeping on the highest roost in the coop.. that actually was not meant to be a roost. This used to be one of the pieces of wood that I laid my fishing rods across. As you can see, it is old molding.

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    I have since changed that roost and made it wider... now they ALL sleep on it. (except Midnight because she is sitting on eggs.)

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    Here is Rusty's new roost. I made him a higher one

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    And for Rose, I made step style roosts, because he likes to roost up super high! Here you can see the girl's using the roosts as I intended, as steps. No one taught them, they figured it out all on their own!
    The roosts that I can reach are attached with wood screws so that I can take them out once in a while and hose and scrape them down!

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    The nest boxes. These are TOTALLY recycled pieces of wood, but as you can see, Midnight deemed them worthy enough to sit on eggs. Sadly, her eggs are not fertile. I still need to tweak the other nest box and make it more sturdy.
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    Finally added Chicken wire to the wall.. and it is done.

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    Click here to see the new Run door!

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