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Beginning coop construction....finally!!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Marygerl, Apr 15, 2016.

  1. Marygerl

    Marygerl Out Of The Brooder

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    Today is the day!! I've been picking up materials for the last few weeks. We started painting some of the pieces the last 2 days (finally no rain!!) I'm basing it on a lean to from coops for a cause (company in center harbor,nh who donates $$ from each coop it sells to charity). I was initially going for a 4X6 coop with s 6X12 run. But decided to go with 6X6 with external next boxes to maximize the floor space. 2 roosts, 6ft long. Photo is what I'm basing my coop on, will post pics from actual build. [​IMG]
     
  2. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Looks like it gonna be good. All the best with the build!

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  3. Marygerl

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    Base is done, we finished the back wall and have almost finished the front wall. Just need to trip the plywood and install the window. Then we start on the other 2 walls (pop door and access door). We aren't getting our pullets until Mid June so we've got some time to finish.
     
  4. Marygerl

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  5. Marygerl

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    My brother and son....all pooped out from a late night last night. Up early to continue the build.
     
  6. Marygerl

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    External nesting boxes almost done.
     
  7. Marygerl

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    Finished for the day, we'll have to move it into position before adding any more weight to it. Lucky it's only about 5 feet to the right. Then we'll finish the roof and add the remaining T1-11 to the sides. Then we'll start the run.
     
  8. BoosackNoodle

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    i have 7 ladies thar are 4 weeks old now, i have to start this too
     

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