Chicken math 8 x 12 shed coop in the making

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by blackdog043, Apr 17, 2017.

  1. blackdog043

    blackdog043 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's been about 11 years since we have had chickens, we were up to about 25 of a very mixed flock. We relocated and I have been wanting to get chicks again for a couple years and it finally happened. I bought a small coop that I was gonna mod to hold 3 or 4 chickens. Our first purchase was 8 chicks, with the idea that we could loose 1 or 2 plus maybe a roo in the mix. Worst case if they all make it, we sell a few. Well They're all doing great at 7 weeks, not sure if there are any roos yet. Now to quick get a bigger coop done. It will be done enough for them to move into this weekend and I can do the rest with them out there, make real windows, shingle the roof and do the run.


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    Original coop that I was gonna modify

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    Black Jack Rubr Coat 57 for the floor
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    Waiting for the floor to cure. The flip outs will be windows (I have to make them) and the door will have a window. There are windows on both sides also. The front and back soffits have hardware cloth already. I used 2 x 6's for the roof rafters instead of 2 x 4's just to raise it a little higher for more ventilation.
     
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  2. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. mandelyn

    mandelyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It happens. Our old coop was 280sq ft. Then we built a mobile 6x8 coop on a trailer frame, once we found out we were moving. Have that set up, plus 5 stalls in the barn. LOL And the brooder shed.
     

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