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Built my first coop today.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by catfish, Apr 15, 2008.

  1. catfish

    catfish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok its 40"x96" church design, sorta copied the A frame design.
    I just finished at dark 39

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    Both sides flip open, I have the chicken door screwed shut chicks are in there, I have think of a latch setup to keep the flip up doors locked down,

    I built the roost 30" long, I'll build the nesting boxes in both ends later, I've also got to get the fencing for a run.

    Its messy, I'll clean it up in the am.
     
  2. Lanissa86

    Lanissa86 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 26, 2008
    San Antonio, TX
    About how many chickens are you putting in? Good job on your first! Now I need to get started on my first!
     
  3. catfish

    catfish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    starting off with 17, but I'll thin them down once the roosters get old enough to fry,
    They're not sexed so I figure when its all said and done there will be 8 to 10.

    Oh yea, I've got to make ventilation doors at the peak, but its doubling as my brooder right now. So I'll do that ina couple weeks.

    No plans just started building, the hardest part for me is always the rafters getting the pitch right.
     
  4. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    The pics are sorta dark...but from what I can see...looks good!
     
  5. catfish

    catfish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:thats what happens when you work till dark 30 [​IMG]
    I wanted to get it done, so the pixs are a little dark,
     
  6. Animallover606

    Animallover606 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :)WOW i wish I had a coop!!!
     
  7. catfish

    catfish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've got to build a run, tsc was out of 5' posts today:barnie I wanted to get all the stuff to finish the run today too.
     

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