Coop Project (updated 3/8 PIC HEAVY))

Heckel's Hens

Songster
9 Years
Jan 23, 2011
437
1
109
Southern VA
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.
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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.
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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.
 
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Heckel's Hens

Songster
9 Years
Jan 23, 2011
437
1
109
Southern VA
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.
 
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kuntrygirl

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
11 Years
Feb 20, 2008
22,031
794
461
Opelousas, Louisiana
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.

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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 !
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PartridgeRckgal

Songster
8 Years
Feb 22, 2011
204
2
101
Wow. That looks great!! Love all the windows
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Looks like you have got a super work crew there!! Those little guys are gonna love the new chickens
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Can't wait to see more!! Where in the South do you live?
 

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