Finished my hybrid hen-house - made from pallets and 2x4

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by tc3fngrs, Mar 29, 2018.

  1. tc3fngrs

    tc3fngrs In the Brooder

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    Finished my hen house just in time. Our 7 wk old hens were stinking up my office and somewhat cramped for space in their makeshift brooder. I used pallets for the floor and walls. Framed everything else. The window will be covered with 2 burlap bags when the temps or weather require them. However, I have an old 6-pane window that I'm restoring to hang in the frame during the winter and then prop open during the warmer part of the day. I'm also going to put up a small fence around the hen house so that they can soon enjoy the outdoors. Although I'm keeping them sequestered for another 4 weeks so that they get acclimated to their new home.

    By the way, this is technically in my frontyard. My yard sits about 15 feet above street elevation and has no street access. So with the 4ft fence, there is no way to see it.
     

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  2. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Crossing the Road

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    I like it!!!
    WISHING YOU BEST,,,,,,,, and :welcome
    I know you have been here a while but it's your first posting.. :highfive:
     
  3. JDN

    JDN Songster

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    That looks amazing! Good Job.
     
  4. Better Than Rubies

    Better Than Rubies Crowing

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    Great job, like the others said! :) It does look really nice. =D
     
  5. GracieJ

    GracieJ Songster

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    Lovely! :)
     
  6. tc3fngrs

    tc3fngrs In the Brooder

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    All in, it probably took me about 20 hours to build - so far. You know how these things go... are you ever really done? I had fun building it. haha
     
  7. jthornton

    jthornton Crowing

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    Looks good, more overhang on the sides to keep rain out of the vents will help on rainy days.

    JT
     
  8. tc3fngrs

    tc3fngrs In the Brooder

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    True. That's one item that got overlooked in the heat of hammering and screwing. Fortunately, the side vents are on the north/south sides and our rains generally come in from the west. If it becomes an issue, I will just make a burlap curtain for it as I did for the front window (west side).
     
  9. jthornton

    jthornton Crowing

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    You need lots of draft free vents so the moisture from breathing and pooping can escape. This is super important in winter.

    JT
     
  10. Aye_It's_Liv

    Aye_It's_Liv Chirping

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    That's amazing, wish I knew how to do something like that!
     

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