Building a new coop

junkman56

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I was going to wait untill spring to build a larger coop, but I went and bought all the materials today. Delivery is this monday.
The coop will be 12' wide and 16' long

I have leveled the area and put down 6x6x12 timbers / skids to build on top of.
I will take pictures of the project as it progresses
Looking forward to Monday
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junkman56

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Northwestern PA. ( Tionesta )
My Coop
My Coop
This is my drawing for the coop
The front will eventually have a 4' covered porch.
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The pop door on the left, will let little chicks out of their part of the coop, into an enclosed run, for a see but dont touch.
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This drawing shows the layout of inside the coop
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May I make a suggestion, please. I know it's hard to wait. I went through this with my husband, BUT before you do anything, thoroughly paint, or varnish the wood. You won't regret it. It fills, and seals the cracks and crevices, so it won't harbor mites. IF you do get mites, it's much easier to get rid of them, since they can't hide. In addition, it protects the wood, so it will last longer. With the cost of lumber, and wire, you want it to last as long as possible. Paint first, then build.
 

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