Coop design feedback

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by gbartha, Jun 9, 2016.

  1. gbartha

    gbartha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are screenshots of our sketchup of our coop. We left the access hatch off for easy view of the inside.

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    It may look like overkill, but the coop will have a concrete foundation. Our property is on a slope with the level areas at the bottom. Water problems would make it difficult to maintain a coop/run. The alternative is as seen below. Due to the slope, the foundation helps to keep the framing level as well as make it hard for intruders to enter.
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    The fill inside the foundation is layered with earth, 1/4" stone roughly 12 to 18 inches thick, hardware cloth, 2 inches of stone on top, then (to be delivered) concrete sand. Framing will be attached to the foundation with 8 anchor bolts. Yes, we know, it's a chicken coop. My husband is worried about the heavy snows and winds that we sometimes get in New England.
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  2. orpington13

    orpington13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks Good!
     

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