Coop Project (updated 3/8 PIC HEAVY))

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Heckel's Hens, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. Heckel's Hens

    Heckel's Hens Songster

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    my husband is starting Spring Break and finally has time. So we are getting started.

    Coop is 8x8, enclosed with 2 double-paned windows and 2 doors. Treated lumber and plywood walls. No insulation, we are in the South. [​IMG] Tin roof.
    Run will be 16x16 (minus the coop).

    Day 1:
    Just getting started laying out the coop:
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    The coop is in the very far corner of our acre.
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    Day 2:
    BIG day! Coop fully framed and enclosed. Run outlines with treated wood. Nesting boxes and roosts installed. Interior painting started.

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    Day 3:
    Rain day. [​IMG] Coop interior totally painted. Locks installed on both coop doors.

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    Day 4:
    Coop windows covered with hardware cloth. Exterior coop stained with deck stain. Run outline posts also stained. Coop "decorated" and completed for chickens.

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    Day 5 :
    Hardware cloth put all along bottom perimeter of run. Chick brooder built within the coop. Sign painted on door. Half of chicken wire installed on run.

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    Day 6:
    (tomorrow)

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    ALL DONE!!
    Finish fencing in run. Add ramp for chickens to get to higher roost. Finishing touches.
     
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2011
  2. Kidsandpets

    Kidsandpets In the Brooder

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    I look forward to seeing your progress. Looks good so far! [​IMG]
     
  3. Unclebean

    Unclebean Rest in Peace 1977-2013

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    Your coop should be done in no time with the little helpers you have there!
     
  4. Woods_Woman

    Woods_Woman Songster

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    How exciting, can't wait to see it finished.
     
  5. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Take your time & have fun. We will be here when it's done.
     
  6. Heckel's Hens

    Heckel's Hens Songster

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    LOL I figure it will go extra fast if we use those plastic shovels and rakes. [​IMG]
     
  7. Heckel's Hens

    Heckel's Hens Songster

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    Day 2 of progress (Day 4 since started)

    Still to do:
    Hardware cloth along bottom of run.
    Chicken wire on sides and top of run.
    Stain exterior of coop.
    Finish painting interior.
    Hardware cloth over copp windows.
     
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2011
  8. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Heckel's Hens :

    Day 2 of progress (Day 4 since started)

    LOTS done today by my husband and his friend. I startd to paint the interior, too.

    http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f112/babyheckel/IMG_5785.jpg

    http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f112/babyheckel/IMG_5786.jpg

    http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f112/babyheckel/IMG_5791.jpg

    Still to do:
    Hardware cloth along bottom of run.
    Chicken wire on sides and top of run.
    Stain exterior of coop.
    Finish painting interior.
    Hardware cloth over copp windows.

    Looking good ! [​IMG]
     
  9. PartridgeRckgal

    PartridgeRckgal Songster

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    Wow. That looks great!! Love all the windows [​IMG] Looks like you have got a super work crew there!! Those little guys are gonna love the new chickens [​IMG] Can't wait to see more!! Where in the South do you live?
     
  10. Heckel's Hens

    Heckel's Hens Songster

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    All pics are updated in my first post. [​IMG]
     

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