Finally finished w/ new Coop...."UPDATED PIC's!!! Page 6

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Acre of Blessings, Apr 19, 2008.

  1. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    Today marks the day when construction begins on our coop. The deminsions will be 12x10 in size. Here are a few picks to start off with...........

    Our day began when Dad went to finish some work in the garden at 7 am this morning
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    and after that a friend showed up out of the blue and helped us pick up some lumber so we went to scrounge in the lumber yard to see what we could find. [​IMG]

    Here is the empty spot where the coop will be......
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    Then One truck load of 2x4's (34 to be exact)........

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    Plus one truck load of 12 2x6's and 24 1x6's and 3 cap blocks later plus a few extras.........
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    We ended up with all this.............
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    for less than $60. WOW!!!what a blessing. [​IMG]

    The price even included a skill saw blade, 3 chocolate Yoohoo drinks and a can Mt. Dew [​IMG]

    I'll keep you posted as to how the construction goes today.
     
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  2. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    goodluck on starting your coop.you done good getting all that lumber for $60.
     
  3. Tikkajazz94

    Tikkajazz94 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yeah hope you also have fun building your coop!!!!!! [​IMG]
     
  4. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    This picture speaks for itself........ [​IMG]

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    Told ya!
     
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  5. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    O.K. here's some updates as far as this afternoon went......

    Starting the floor frame...
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    Then in went the floor joist...
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    Then what did we need?
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    The floor joist went by easy. The right nails were hammered. [​IMG]

    Down comes the floor.....
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    Then down comes the rain [​IMG]

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    Well maybe we can work again on Monday [​IMG]
     
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  6. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    More pics coming shortly........
     
  7. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    Today a friend from church came by and helped me finish the floor.

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    So we worked on that and we finished around lunch time

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    Then, of course, the rain came, again. My husabnd and I are going to work again on it come Wednesday. He is going to take a day off of work so we can possibly get more work done. I will keep you posted with new pics.
     
  8. Omeletta

    Omeletta Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like an awesome start! I bet you can't wait till it's done! Keep us posted with the cool pics!

    tanya
     
  9. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    I hear you! We're working on a coop and run, and getting the right time combined with the right weather is tricky! Thanks for sharing, and that reminds me- I must get some pics of today's work in the run...[​IMG]
     
  10. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    Looks good so far. The weather has been unreasonable lately for sure. I have had snow for the past two days. [​IMG]

    Keep up the excellent work.
     

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