Adding onto an existing A-frame coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ES4me, Apr 28, 2016.

  1. ES4me

    ES4me Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a 6X8 A-frame coop that I'd like to expand. My initial thought is to remove part of one side and build a little addition there, probably a second A-frame. Is there someone who's been down this road before me who is willing to give some advice based on your experience?
    Thanks!
     
  2. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    You might consider either making it longer (this would probably be easiest) or adding a T-addition on to one side (requires some cutting and rearranging, but doable if you are handy). Or just building a bigger coop, and keeping this one for overflow [​IMG]


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  3. ES4me

    ES4me Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes, I think I'm going with a T addition to get me through this year. I went ahead and got the lumber yesterday.
    All that thinking about the coop resulted in me doing some thinking about what I really want long term (a 10X10 cob coop)
    So, I'm going to start that project as well. [​IMG]
    I'll do the expansion first so I can take my time making the permanent building exactly right.
     

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