Board and Batten Coop Update - It's starting to look like a coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ChickaChickaWow, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. ChickaChickaWow

    ChickaChickaWow Out Of The Brooder

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    This has taken alot longer than I thought it would to build this coop, but it's almost done. The first six chicks we got are about 3 weeks old and are looking pretty big, they'll probably be ready to go out in the next few weeks. The second half dozen chicks we got are only about a week old so they still have some more time under the french fry lamp before we put them out in the coop.

    I busted some butt this last weekend to get as much as I could done because I'm probably not going to get much done this weekend with Easter and visiting families.

    The board siding is up, but I still have to build the nesting boxes, put up trim and put up the battens. I bought a 4' ridge vent to install, but I'm questioning whether I'm going to need it or not with the two windows and the two gable vents. I'd rather not cut a huge slot into my nice water-tight roof... LOL

    These pictures don't show the shingles because by time I finished up with the roof, it was too dark to take a decent picture.

    I have a funny feeling that building the coop is only the start, I'm sure the wife will have some more things that she needs before I can consider this project done.

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  2. Hazelrah

    Hazelrah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think your coop looks wonderful and yes there will probably be more honey-do requests. I don't think the chicken project ever gets completely done- just ask my dear husband. He build me a coop a few years ago. Since then he's enlarged the coop, tripled the size of the enclosed run, then a cross fence for the yard so they can free range and finally a second coop so I have a place to put little chicks until they grow big enough to run with the big hens. Oh and a little cat-proof brooder for the newly hatched chicks LOL.
     
  3. tyjaco

    tyjaco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    nice coop!
     
  4. Joe.G

    Joe.G Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice Job I built a Board and Batton coop also.

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  5. JiJis hens

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    Looks wonderful.
     
  6. ChickaChickaWow

    ChickaChickaWow Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everyone [​IMG]

    I orginally made this profile so that the wife could post on here, but it seems like I'm doing all the posting figuring out how to build the coop for her. [​IMG]

    I have everything complete except for the battens and not a minute too soon because the chicks are probably gonna be big enough to go outside in about 2 weeks.

    Joe G... Your coop turned out pretty sweet. [​IMG]


    Here are a few pictures I took while building the nesting boxes:

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