8x8 Coop Thread

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Mikeeeeeeeeee, Nov 4, 2008.

  1. Mikeeeeeeeeee

    Mikeeeeeeeeee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is in answer to all those who need a little more than pictures.
    I will detail my progress as it transpires.
    Speckled Hen, the clutch hutch is what inspired me. Simplicity. Great job.


    OK, to begin we must have a floor. I choose a wooden floor rather than dirt. If you want a dirt floor then this will be the only deviation in your similar coop design. Also, my coop must have the ability to be moved, so I will place it on runners and wherever I place it I will simply block under the runners to level it.

    In order to simplify everything, I have started a page for the coop.

    CLICK HERE

    You can follow my progress there and then discuss or ask questions here.
     
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2008
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Speckled Hen, the clutch hutch is what inspired me. Simplicity. Great job.

    Thank you so much, Mikeeeeee (how many 'e's is that, LOL?). I think this simple design is perfect for those who are not experienced builders. I look forward to reading the installments on this thread! [​IMG]
     
  3. Their Other Mother

    Their Other Mother Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey Mikeeeeee, I'm gonna follow you on this one except I only have cull wood to work with which means the longest piece is on average 4 ft. My thought was to make 4, 4 x 4 squares and nailing them all together. What do you think?
     
  4. Mikeeeeeeeeee

    Mikeeeeeeeeee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:let me get home tonight and I will post a picture of what you can do to make longer pieces from shorter ones.

    It will save you some money.
    time is free.
     
  5. Mikeeeeeeeeee

    Mikeeeeeeeeee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thank you so much, Mikeeeeee (how many 'e's is that, LOL?). I think this simple design is perfect for those who are not experienced builders. I look forward to reading the installments on this thread! [​IMG]

    10 e's.

    It will be a simple build with not a whole lot of intricate cuts.
    Anyone with a skil saw and hammer should be able to knock this one together.
     
  6. Mikeeeeeeeeee

    Mikeeeeeeeeee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will be building the coop and a page at the same time.
    Here is the page

    We can use this thread for discussion purposes.

    Thanks![​IMG]
     
  7. winniegirl

    winniegirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Perfect!! I will save your directions for my DH (the other Mike)...he's agreed to build a bigger coop in spring, I like yours already
     
  8. Mikeeeeeeeeee

    Mikeeeeeeeeee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I nailed together my floor joists this afternoon, but it got too dark to snap a picture.
    Tommorow is church night, so I wont get to take that picture until Thursday.
     
  9. Mikeeeeeeeeee

    Mikeeeeeeeeee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    8x8 coop page is updated.
    More pictures tomorrow night.
    Click the link at the bottom here.
     
  10. BFeathered

    BFeathered Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Keep it coming Mikeeeeeeeeee! I'm plotting the return of feathered ones to my yard, and your plans are wonderfully easy to follow. Thanks for the details- I can read the ones in the books, but it's so nice to see explanations by a real person instead of a technical writer. (the engineering degree was wasted, so that part of my brain is now on "permanent hiatus [​IMG])
     

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