Building my first ever chicken coop!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by BigDaddyFarms, Apr 11, 2016.

  1. BigDaddyFarms

    BigDaddyFarms New Egg

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    Well it's about time for my 6 chicks (3 white Rocks and 3 Americaunas) to be getting outside into a coop so after some begging on Facebook and a trip or 2 to the Home Depot I got started building my 6 foot by 4 foot coop. Approximately 2 feet off the ground and 6 foot tall to the top of the front. 3 nesting boxes and 2 roosts each spanning approximately 34 inches across. The wall closest to the nesting boxes will be hinged so I will be able to open it and get inside for egg collecting/cleaning etc. Going to build a 10 foot by 6 foot run to attach to the front of the coop. I got the 4 walls up and painted last night just didn't take any pictures. Will post those later after I take some. The roof will be tin.

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  2. BigDaddyFarms

    BigDaddyFarms New Egg

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  3. Eggsoteric

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  4. SpoilMyPooch

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    That looks impressive!
     
  5. BigDaddyFarms

    BigDaddyFarms New Egg

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    We decided to paint the floor and basically everything they could soil on to try and prevent as much of it soaking into the wood.

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    Also we got the walls put up and painted! Next up, a tin roof!

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  6. BigDaddyFarms

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    Got the trim, roof and the door done!

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  7. BigDaddyFarms

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    Well we finally got the coop finished last night and put outside! The girls loved finally getting to be outside and having constant fresh air. Now I just have to figure out feed and water!

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  8. WillowC

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    Looks great!!
     

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