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Another purina coop! We're getting our chickens tonight.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by blitzcat, May 9, 2011.

  1. blitzcat

    blitzcat Out Of The Brooder

    May 9, 2011
    This is based on the purina coop plans with a different roof and more venting.

    I kept a lot of photos during the build. The rest can be seen here.

    Day 1

    Day 3

    Day 4

    Day 6

    Day 7
    lots of ventilation, the eves are open along both sides as well as both gable vents. I have plans to make two windows in the next few days.
    The roost got moved further from the wall after the photo

    Day 9

    I still have work to do on the run.
    Last edited: May 9, 2011
  2. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    Very nice! [​IMG]
  3. BooBear

    BooBear Chicken Cuddler

    Oct 7, 2010
    Conroe, Texas
    It is cute.
  4. ddmiddle7

    ddmiddle7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2011
    Indianapolis, IN
    I kept a lot of photos during the build. The rest can be seen here.[​IMG]
    I am so glad you posted the link to all the wonderful pictures you took. I was wondering how to make my human door, and now I know what I need to do. What a wondeful looking coop. How many chickens are you planning to put in there?

  5. blitzcat

    blitzcat Out Of The Brooder

    May 9, 2011
    We have 3 Buckeyes now, but I think 5 total is the plan. We're getting a pair of chicks in a few weeks.

    I put off the human door for a long time since it was more cutting and thinking vs the other sides. Its the only side I made a stud wall for.

    The run ended up about 10x5. If the rain stops tonight I'll post that too.

  6. comptonsgonecountry

    comptonsgonecountry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 12, 2011
    Nice work! [​IMG]

    We are planning on building the Purina coop in the next couple days. Did you find the plans easy to follow?
  7. lebentier

    lebentier Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 1, 2011
    that's a great coop
  8. sydney13

    sydney13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2010
    That is a GREAT coop [​IMG]
    You your little buckeyes are adorable [​IMG]
  9. 10 point

    10 point country boy

    Feb 19, 2011
    LaFayette, NY
  10. blitzcat

    blitzcat Out Of The Brooder

    May 9, 2011
    Quote:Beware, since its a drawing more than a plan. For me it took a lot of time since my table saw can't handle full plywood sheets. Lots of stuff got cut down with a Skil saw re-measuring stuff about eight times. [​IMG]

    I didn't follow the plan too closely once I had the frame and floor, because of stuff I learned on BYC. The nesting boxes are too high in their plan: the roost should be higher than the nests, and there is no reason to make 3 for a small coop like this. I think the flat roof would have been MUCH cheaper and quicker than the pitched roof. Also, use these to hold the floor to the legs instead of just screws, they are fantastic

    I also underestimated how many fasteners I would need, and kept going back day after day for another $8 box of fasteners. [​IMG]

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