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Chicken Coop Project *Revised Plans*

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by chipmunkridge, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. chipmunkridge

    chipmunkridge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In which I will attempt to note our progress and results making a
    coop using plans from My Pet Chicken.
    My son works at a nursery and had access to pallets. My husband has
    some building skills and I really want
    a coop!
    Day one: Broke apart my first pallet. Wasn't too bad. Only split one board
    Have a bad backache now, but vacuuming the house can give me
    a backache so that's not too surprising.
    I'm not sure how many of the boards will be useable. Will post pictures as
    work progresses.
     
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2011
  2. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good for you, Susan. Looking forward to seeing the progress! [​IMG]
     
  3. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    You didn't ask, but I come up with a nice way to take them apart fast and with minimal splitting but your boards will be a couple inches shorter. Use a circular saw ("skil saw") and cut just inside the nail line on the outer boards. Then you only have the inner one to pull nails out of. Speeds it up tons, and those outside nails are the ones that cause most of the splitting. Others sometimes use a "sawzall" or "saws all" or wrecking saw but those waste lots of wood and never give a clean wood cut.
     
  4. chipmunkridge

    chipmunkridge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll save that method for the difficult ones.
    I actually liked prying it apart. I also like
    peeling wallpaper.
     
  5. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    And I thought I was meticulous! But well, it's over 100 here so I give myself a "bye" - dont' want to be in the heat that long.
     
  6. wattsjadajoe

    wattsjadajoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:No!! No!!..........NOT Walllllllllpaperrrrrrrrr!!! [​IMG]

    I've been doing ok with the pallet disassemble.........but I don't do wall paper......that's the wife's job!!! If she dosn't want to mess with wall paper....we replace the wall!!!!

    [​IMG]

    Joe
     
  7. chipmunkridge

    chipmunkridge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My husband inspected my work, approved my progress, said
    he is looking forward to seeing the boards stack up. But,
    then laughed and my methods and said I wasnt letting the
    tools do the work. His work will be later, when he has to give
    me a back rub!
    [​IMG]
     
  8. Flyboy718

    Flyboy718 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. chipmunkridge

    chipmunkridge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I just got done reading through your project, your coop is MUCH
    bigger than mine will be. But mine only needs to house about
    6 bantams. The doghouse they have now EVERYONE HATES.
    In the summer they sleep outside, they won't even go in
    it in the winter. I have to trap them in when it is freezing.
    Hopefully, they will appreciate my efforts.
     
  10. Hawkeye95

    Hawkeye95 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:No!! No!!..........NOT Walllllllllpaperrrrrrrrr!!! [​IMG]

    I've been doing ok with the pallet disassemble.........but I don't do wall paper......that's the wife's job!!! If she dosn't want to mess with wall paper....we replace the wall!!!!

    [​IMG]

    Joe

    If she doesn't want to mess with wall paper...we replace the wall!!!!

    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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