Building My Cochin Coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by I Love Layers, Jun 7, 2016.

  1. I Love Layers

    I Love Layers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am starting my journey breeding Large Fowl Blue Cochins. I have been looking for ideas and blue prints to build a coop, I had not found any I liked, or where in my budget.
    So today I started redoing an old breeding rabbit hutch.
    I will post pictures as often as I can and post how the construction is going.
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  2. I Love Layers

    I Love Layers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is what the rabbit hutch looked like before I started working on it.
    There are 2 lids on the top held up by a latch that can be let down, and secured to the hutch to prevent predators from getting in.

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    This is the side of the hutch. I am hopefully going to make this lead into a run from the upper level of the "coop"
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    Right side of the coop before construction.
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    Left side of the coop before construction.
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    The left side after I pulled off old chicken wire, moldy and rotten boards covering some holes, and pounding out a board separating the two sides
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    My Frizzle rooster using the hole between the 2 sides, he approved.[​IMG]
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    I am hoping to finish in about one week
     
  3. I Love Layers

    I Love Layers Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Cheep N Peep

    Cheep N Peep Chillin' With My Peeps

    Will the bottom floor be grass or wood when you are done? Will you paint it? What is the roof? So far it's looking good. [​IMG] What are the dimensions?
     
  5. I Love Layers

    I Love Layers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bottom floor will be grass/dirt. There will be a pophole going from the bottom floor to the main area where they will sleep. I may paint it not sure yet. The roof is just wood and I will later put tin on top of the wood. Not sure of the dimensions
     
  6. Athaid

    Athaid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Looking good :) I love looking at these kinds of threads. Usually I just watch from the shadows and don't comment though lol
     
  7. barkpurr

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    Looking good!
     

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