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  1. DoozyWombat liked aart's post in the thread Helpful hints for building coops.

    I don't have any trouble with phillips heads if the screws are of good material with proper depth slots....just gotta keep your bit axis...

    Oct 17, 2019 at 6:00 AM
  2. DoozyWombat liked cholland's post in the thread Helpful hints for building coops.

    Screws vs nails. nails are made by basically cutting pieces of wire and welding a cap on top. Nails will bend and still remain strong....

    Oct 17, 2019 at 5:55 AM
  3. DoozyWombat liked CapricornFarm's post in the thread Helpful hints for building coops.

    Oh, and i wanted to mention safety glasses. Really important! I usually wear regular glasses all the time unless sleeping or reading....

    Oct 17, 2019 at 5:54 AM
  4. DoozyWombat liked CapricornFarm's post in the thread Helpful hints for building coops.

    :lau Yes, they will find a way. A goat of mine hung itself on a hay feeder once forcing its head in through the cattle panel. Got...

    Oct 17, 2019 at 5:53 AM
  5. DoozyWombat liked 50-45-1's post in the thread Wounded chicken from fox attack.

    She could have gashes and punctures under her feathers that need medical attention. Go out after dark and grab her off her roost. Keep a...

    Oct 17, 2019 at 5:44 AM
  6. DoozyWombat replied to the thread Building a Woods Coop for DLM in the Shenandoah Valley.

    Thanks! The lag bolts on the skids are stainless, and the nails used on all the PT wood are hot dipped galvanized ring shanks (from...

    Oct 17, 2019 at 5:34 AM
  7. DoozyWombat liked Ted Brown's post in the thread Building a Woods Coop for DLM in the Shenandoah Valley.

    @DoozyWombat A word of caution. The copper used in pressure treated wood will cause normal fasteners & hangers (screws, bolts,...

    Oct 17, 2019 at 5:12 AM
  8. DoozyWombat attached a file to the thread Building a Woods Coop for DLM in the Shenandoah Valley.

    Looks like I skipped a couple of pictures. On top of the framework of skids, which are set 6' apart, are the 2x6 floor joists, which are...

    20191013_151525.jpg Oct 16, 2019 at 12:37 PM
  9. DoozyWombat attached a file to the thread Building a Woods Coop for DLM in the Shenandoah Valley.

    I attached the 4x4s with lag bolts--just one per 4x4. Again, since the only purpose of the 4x4s was to keep the skids from getting out...

    20191005_155307.png Oct 16, 2019 at 12:18 PM
  10. DoozyWombat attached a file to the thread Building a Woods Coop for DLM in the Shenandoah Valley.

    I guess I should post an update. Here is the coop bottom structure. It's just 4x6x12' skids, with 4x4 cross pieces. I put it together...

    20191005_155246.jpg Oct 16, 2019 at 12:12 PM
  11. DoozyWombat liked MiaS's post in the thread Building a Woods Coop for DLM in the Shenandoah Valley.

    Well thanks! All of our rain seems to have agreed with the flowers in particular.

    Oct 16, 2019 at 11:54 AM

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