Coop from Wooden Crate-update!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by happybooker1, Dec 15, 2012.

  1. happybooker1

    happybooker1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The crate itself was free on my local CL. It's about 4' square and 5' tall. I spent about $75 more on hardware, plywood, nails and screws, tin for the roof, and water seal. Right now there's hay in the bottom but I am going to replace that ASAP when I get to the feed store.


    Here it was before we started working on it:

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    Aterwards:

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    Tomorrow I'm going to hang the feeder. I don't have a pop door yet (next weekend) but right now I'm keeping them shut up in there so they realized it's 'home'. We also don't have nest boxes yet -- there's no hurry because they won't be laying until at least March I figure!!

    My son (almost 16) & I did it ourselves with a drill driver, a jigsaw, and a staple gun. I don't have all those pwer tools men have (!!) so I don't think we did too badly!!
     
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2012
  2. citychickx6

    citychickx6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had been curious how it worked out.
    Great job.
    I like that you added a nice big window to it.

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    You both should be proud of your new coop. [​IMG]

    Cute chickies in there too.
     
  3. happybooker1

    happybooker1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are actually 2 windows -- one on each side -- covered with 1/2" hardware cloth and then a plywood 'shutter' which has been waterproofed. The shutters close tight. There is a 4" ventilation slot at the top below the front roof, also covered with the hardware cloth.

    And thanks for praising it!!
     
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2012
  4. happybooker1

    happybooker1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We finished the Pop Door and the ramp is just a cut board leaning up against the coop. The chickies love it!

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  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    You can do alot with a drill motor and a jigsaw!
     
  6. Jharper

    Jharper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I see you have a sultan. You will love her. I love mine a lot.
     

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