Crate Expectations II - Another Reclaimed Lumber Coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Red-Stars-in-RI, Jun 17, 2017.

  1. Red-Stars-in-RI

    Red-Stars-in-RI Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't have to tell anyone here that chickens are addictive, and we recently decided "two flocks is better than one" and decided to build a second "reclaimed lumber" coop. It's almost exactly 3 years since we built our last coop, documented in Coop-struction: Reclaimed Lumber Coop (aka "crate expectations").

    Like the previous coop, this one started with reclaimed lumber from window cases. The lumber and windows all came from a friend of the family who owns a custom window and door business (thus "crate expectations").

    It starts with a base...I don't like bending to clean out the coop.

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    After the last time we built a coop and then delivered it to my yard (realizing it weighed literally a ton), we build this one module and assembled in place.

    Here's the frame:

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    The side panels, roof, and other components are built to be slapped in place and nailed in:

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    Can you believe I got those windows for free? They're small "samples", but they're nicer quality windows than I have in my house. Lucky chickens!
     
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    Red-Stars-in-RI Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The frame on the base, with floor boards about to go in:

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    Wall panels, nesting box, and "chicken door" installed:

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    Roof:

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    Red-Stars-in-RI Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Adding the ramp:

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    The other window:

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    "People door":

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    Red-Stars-in-RI Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The "nesting box":

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    Roof shingled:

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    Red-Stars-in-RI Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The girl's checking out their new digs:

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    New coop in the background, old coop in the foreground. I split the run (where you can see the wooden posts) and put in a gate between the two for ease of moving back and forth.

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    The second coop ended up quite a bit bigger than the old one, so I'm glad we build it modular.
     

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