Feels like a chicken coop building kind of weekend!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by elisha79, Jun 22, 2018.

  1. elisha79

    elisha79 In the Brooder

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    The chicks are ready to move to their forever home...however we're very behind due to weather. Looks like we will be building for 3 days straight now with 4 people!! Here's what we have to date with the exception of a few things we've done since these photos. Can't wait to see it all finished...will post new progress pics!
     

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  2. featherhead007

    featherhead007 Crowing

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    Go for it! Building coops is so much fun, and it looks like you are doing a good job!:ya
     
  3. ChickenCanoe

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    Looks good so far. Where are you located?
     
  4. elisha79

    elisha79 In the Brooder

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    Thanks!! Outside of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. VERY cold winters :( There will be some major winterizing done!
     
  5. featherhead007

    featherhead007 Crowing

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    Northerners!:th:D
     
  6. PotatoHead

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    My Coop
    I like the old farmhouse door!
     
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    Is that what we're called!!??? Ha! ha!
     
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    Thanks!!! it's one of the original doors from our home! We bought an old farmhouse a year and a half ago that had all kinds of gems to be used on the coop in the basement. our house was built in the late 1800's :) I thought it would be a nice touch!
     

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  9. ChickenCanoe

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    My concern is the gaps. Not because of cold but if any are an inch wide, mink and weasels can gain entry.
     
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    oh there are a lot of layers to go yet! We are going to use straw as part of the insulation, a vapor barrier, siding on the outside and plywood on the inside. I am very protective of my girls...there will be NO gaps when im finished!!!
     

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