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Coop Reconstructed!!! **MANY PICS**

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by FarmerGrant011, Dec 31, 2011.

  1. FarmerGrant011

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    Well, this week i have started doing a lot of work on my chicken coop. With the break in all, I have worked a lot on it. This is what it used to look like before I did anything.

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    We took the roof off and basically left it with just the bones (framework.) Yesterday this is what it looked like. The only thing I did was extend the wall frames.

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    Here is what the base look likes

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    But yeah this was all the first day (yesterday.)

    Today we built the nest boxes.

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    Milk crates I got from my mom's job.

    Here is where I put it.

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    I made 6.

    Here is the roof. It was sooo heavy for me to lift up on top of this thing! I used the ladder and made a ghetto version of a pulley/crane system! [​IMG]

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    And now this is what I have done so far! [​IMG] [​IMG]

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    Oh and that corrigated roof in there is just sitting there, I dont know what I am going to do with it yet... [​IMG] [​IMG] I am going to line the front (where there is no plywood) with hardware cloth, then I will cut out a little door for the chickens. On the other side, I am going to put a door in for me. I am going to start trying to put in roost tomorrow. Just wanted to show everyone my progress, Hope yall have a happy new years!

    Grant
     

  2. chickenbaguette

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    Wow, it looks great! Lucky chickens [​IMG] Happy new year!
     
  3. claudicles

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    That is great! Nice to see you reusing your original work but making it better. Very thrifty [​IMG]
     
  4. Wolftalk

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    The Coop :)
    Looks very nice!! Bet your chickens will love it!
     
  5. iBoodle

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    Awesome! [​IMG]
     
  6. daddykirbs

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    Looking good!
     
  7. KDK1

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    How big is it? It appears to be about 4'X4', which in my opinion, is pretty small for ten birds even though they will only use it to lay and roost.
     

  8. FarmerGrant011

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    Its 5' by 4 I'm pretty sure and it only holds four. I only have four adults. The rest are in a tractor coop. It's plenty of room for 4 chickens!
     
  9. KDK1

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    Quote:Gotcha... I was just going by your sig line. Yes, it's plenty big enough for 4 hens, even more if they only go in to lay and sleep.
     
  10. Patricia Jane

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    Looking good. [​IMG] Looking forward to the finished product.
     

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