CRAZY and loving it!!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Holly O, May 2, 2009.

  1. Holly O

    Holly O Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
    Bergen Norway
    What can I say. I always had a interest in chickens... well Roosters really. Collected the figurines in my kitchen. Thought about having my own chickens and fresh eggs daily. Just never went and did it.
    Not until the little guys where their in front of me at "Tractor Supply Co." And I instinctively bought 6.
    Well My Husband was not Happy Bad day for him as it was.
    But my kids are all for it. My daughter is not all about me having a baby anymore ...LOL
    Let me say hubby is fine with it all now. And coop design is big in the planning.
    BTW .. I went and got 3 more little darlings yes it is addictive.

    Just a couple Q?

    It looks like everyone uses what ever for their coops I was wondering what is the preferred Building medium for the wall panels?
    OSB Plywood is the cheapest, or Construction Grade Plywood? any other ideas?
    I was only going to paint the exterior and leave the interior Natural.

    Next Q?

    I was building it under an existing deck that has spaced floor boards. What should I use for the ceiling of the coop? to keep the rain, and etc. out.

    My Chicks:

  2. patyrdz

    patyrdz The Madd Hatcher

    Feb 26, 2009
    Southern Pines, NC
    [​IMG] from North Carolina![​IMG]
  3. Chickafoog

    Chickafoog Out Of The Brooder

    May 21, 2008
    Well, have fun with your chickens!!!
    And trust me, you,ll be addicted to the fourms in no time! [​IMG]
  4. babymakes6

    babymakes6 Gifted

    Feb 24, 2009
    far west Ohio
    [​IMG] : from Ohio!

    Our coop was given to us by a neighbor, when she moved away. Her dad made it, and he used plywood for the walls. He recycled two old windows and the door, and it has served it's purpose well.
    ETA to add: cute chicks!
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  5. wingnut1

    wingnut1 Crazy Bird Lady

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  6. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 27, 2008
    Russia, NY
  7. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Someone on here built a coop under a deck. Not quite sure how you'd get rain to run off the roof, though. Many use OSB for exterior walls because it's cheaper, but you will have to seal it well because it soaks up water and turns to mush. Esp. the ends. Some use metal strips (flashing???) to cover the ends, then caulk, then paint.
  8. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 9, 2007
    [​IMG] from Missouri
  9. Skitz

    Skitz Skitz15k

    Nov 11, 2008
  10. KattyKillFish

    KattyKillFish Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2009
    Dillingham, Alaska
    i might staple a tarp or something on the interior, or nail plywood to it. if i was in your position i might do both, the tarp and then the plywood.

    [​IMG] from Dillingham Alaska!

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