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Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by MikeTodd, Jun 4, 2016.

  1. MikeTodd

    MikeTodd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well since out meat bird project, we have moved to a new house on a full acre. We are building our coop this week as a 10'X10' pole barn style with concrete footers. We are really excited to build it and it will be situated to where we can add on for more animals (Goats) next year. Here are three windows I got for free from a friend who just put new ones in their house.
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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Congratulations on your new home, and good luck in completing the coop.
     
  3. MikeTodd

    MikeTodd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Picked up the wood and ready to start framing. [​IMG]
     
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    MikeTodd Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. Rock Home Isle

    Rock Home Isle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Congratulations...I'm looking forward to seeing the progression of your journey.
     
  6. MikeTodd

    MikeTodd Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. MikeTodd

    MikeTodd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Got thw new tennants home!!!!
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  8. MikeTodd

    MikeTodd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Roof is on! One permanent, south facing window is in and the other one is able to open fully. Will be adding 1 more glass window that opens and a few vents.
    Also picked up 10 RIR, 2 BO and 1 BR today.
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    Gridguru Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like it will be a nice sized coop, and beautiful property!

    That's a pretty big span without studs though, no?
     
  10. MikeTodd

    MikeTodd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is a 10'X10'. The corners are in 3' of concrete and we added the supports at the tops and some bottoms. I am not able to shake the thing at all. The guy who is helping me, who is a carpenter, said middle studs aren't a big deal since we aren't going to be putting much on the walls. The studs are 24" on center, for the most part.
     

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