Day 2 of coop building

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ridgefire, Mar 2, 2008.

  1. ridgefire

    ridgefire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am converting the lean to part of my barn into a coop. One of the previous owners raised hunting dogs in the lean to. So there is doors all along the one wall. I am building a new wall so I can insulate the barn. We live in Northern Michigan so it gets pretty cold.

    Here is what I have to work with
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    I had lawn equipment stored in there so I had to move all that.
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    My helpers hard at it
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    All cleaned out ready to go. If you look where the lean to meets the main barn you will see that the barn is higher than the lean to. I have to figure out a way to box that in, so the girls dont get out and nothing gets in.
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    Just some random shots showing you what I have
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    The first wall went up, and I was too cold to go any farther tonight. It was around 30 or so out tonight blowing and just miserable. Inside the coop its was maybe 50, so I dont know if I really need to insulate but I have a couple rolls laying around anyways
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    Last edited: Mar 3, 2008
  2. Churkenduse

    Churkenduse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is awesome. I had a similar problem I added wood and secured it with screws so they could not get out.

    I read somewhere that you have to be careful about the insulation you may have to cover it with plywood or paneling so they don'y peck at it and get sick.

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    Send us a pic when it is done ok? It is going to look great
     
  3. ridgefire

    ridgefire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are a couple pics from day 2 of building. Didnt get much done. Spent most of the day babysitting a down power line with the fire department

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    All I got done really was the one wall framed, and the electric ran. I put the light over where the roosts will be. That way if it does get really cold I can always put a heat bulb in.

    I also put a plug in, just in case I need it.
     

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