Coop finally done!

MikeGreenlee

In the Brooder
Apr 25, 2020
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Sutter, CA
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My Coop
After a month and a half I’m finally done with my first coop!
Took me twice as long as I thought it would and cost a lot more in materials than I would have believed but I think it turned out pretty cool.
Built from a design I saw on google.

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MikeGreenlee

In the Brooder
Apr 25, 2020
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Sutter, CA
My Coop
My Coop
It sure is purty!!
Looks well built too.

Also question the coop ventilation....and why the roofing was put on sideways.
Lol roofing was done like that because that’s the roofing I had on hand at the moment and I didn’t have enough to chop it up to run the other way. I was worried about standing water on the roof but after the last rain there was none and most of the water sheds off to the sides which is better since the ground slopes towards the front of the coop and if it all shed off to the back I’d have one heck of a mud pit in there.

I really wanted to buy these but, free vs $120...
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MikeGreenlee

In the Brooder
Apr 25, 2020
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Sutter, CA
My Coop
My Coop
Looks nice, I like the storage/nest cubby. Where's the ventilation for the coop portion?
Most of the ventilation is at the roof line. There’s a 1 1/4” x 48” space from the roof at front and back and openings on the roof ridges at the sides. So about 148 square inches of open ventilation. But now that I’m thinking about it that is only like 1sf, I’ll add some more vents.
 

3KillerBs

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My Coop
Most of the ventilation is at the roof line. There’s a 1 1/4” x 48” space from the roof at front and back and openings on the roof ridges at the sides. So about 148 square inches of open ventilation. But now that I’m thinking about it that is only like 1sf, I’ll add some more vents.

Since I'm in a hot climate I decided that my ventilation was adequate when I could put my head and shoulders into the coop and it wasn't any warmer inside it than outside it. :)
 

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