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Completed coop in less than 2 weeks

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by SWoRN, May 1, 2016.

  1. SWoRN

    SWoRN Out Of The Brooder

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    We decided to make the entire coop out of cedar. Originally, it was going to house 4 hens, but after construction, we wanted a total of 6 girls.

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    Framing out the sides

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    We used the kreg jig for attaching the frame together

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    Tongue and groove for the siding and the roof

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    Framing the nesting boxes

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    Ramp door

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    Planter on top of the run

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    Nesting boxes

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    The door to goes to the ramp

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    Ventilation holes

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    Moved outside. My husband made a door that opens down.

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    The floor is covered with linoleum flooring that we found on clearance. It is also removable for easy cleaning. It just slides in and out.

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    [​IMG]Finished product. We originally had the hardware cloth on the botton, but took it off after getting our hens. They have the freedom to have fun in the run.

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    Auto waterer

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    Horizontal chicken nipples

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    They all like the top roost

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    The drain hose attached to the Planter to prevent stagnant water.

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    The drain hole. Our coop is slanted to drain to one corner. I used marine grade epoxy to attach a plastic liner around the drain hole.

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    I used this as a liner to prevent breakdown of the plywood underneath.

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    I used rock as the bottom so the water trickles down to the drain

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    The last thing to do is add more soil and to fasten the plastic to the top of the 2x6 frame.

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    Made in the USA

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    The girls are providing us the goods
     
  2. RonP

    RonP Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nice work! [​IMG]
     
  3. SWoRN

    SWoRN Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! Pretty proud of the work husband did. He said if he were to do it over, it would have been cedar framed and plywood for the sides.
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Pretty nice!

    Might want to hinge the access door on the side...doesn't look like it drops down far enough to get close enough for easy access?

    Where'd ya get that skelter?....never seen one like that before.
     
  5. J Fox

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    Very nice...
     
  6. SWoRN

    SWoRN Out Of The Brooder

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    I asked my husband why he chose that design...he said he didn't even think about it. We may eventually change it to open to the side.

    I found the skelter on Amazon! The eggs don't roll easily, but it works with a little help.
     
  7. OEF5

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    Amazing!!! @SWoRN I wish I were as good a wood worker as your husband. That's really very nice!
     
  8. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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