Building new coop?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Arthur, Sep 16, 2010.

  1. Arthur

    Arthur Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 7, 2010
    I'm new to all this, but I think I have some helpful advice to new coop builders. Take the length of time you think its going to take to complete your coop and multiply by four. I have five girls that are finally going to get outside this weekend. ( I hope ) :)
  2. BayouPoules

    BayouPoules Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. BWKatz

    BWKatz Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 22, 2010
    So true..and double the size u think u'll need. [​IMG]
  4. briana1975

    briana1975 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2009
    Carleton Mi.
    Then plan on building a second and third coop in the next year or two. We're up to 4 and 1 hoop house, a year after we built the first coop. [​IMG]
  5. 33yardbirds

    33yardbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2010
    Southern New Jersey
    I had from December to March to get mine done. It took till May. Now I have a 12x12 addition to put on. This one to has to be done by March 2011. Nooo Problem, I keep telling the wife. [​IMG] In my defense, I do have a bad shoulder, and I will have cheese with that wineburger. [​IMG]
  6. Chic-n-farmer

    Chic-n-farmer Showers of Blessings

    And for every breed of chicken you plan to have you will need to multiply it by 6.

    I'm a little shaky on the arithmichick but I think what you will do is take your proposed number to the 6th power.

  7. frog522

    frog522 Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 16, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    For me, I think it took 20 times longer than I expected. [​IMG] On the flip side, if you have experience with woodwork or building wooden structures (or know someone who does), coop building would go alot faster (and cheaper in some extent) than someone who has little or no experience. I've heard of cases here on BYC of people who have been able to get their coops and runs built only working on it two weekends. [​IMG] amazing.

    I imagine if someone chose to use pre-made coop plans that would also speed up the process.

    Also, multiply whatever your expected coop building time by 2 if you are a perfectionist! [​IMG]
  8. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2009
  9. CT_Todd

    CT_Todd Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 5, 2010
    Hebron, CT
    don't forget to double the cost as well ;-)
  10. Kat'sChicks

    Kat'sChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 20, 2009
    Minonk, IL
    Quote:I can relate! I have almost more chicken houses than I do chickens. But this one is my last coop. Seriously. I mean it!

    UH HUH.......sure......that's what we all say! I'm up to 6 coops in a year and just put up a metal storage shed (8X10) that I got for $25 new in box [​IMG]:weee:celebrate:ya
    Now if I can put in the windows, insulate and finish it out before cold weather....

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