First chicken coop build- A work in progress- Update 8 Jan 2012

FamilyZoo

In the Brooder
11 Years
Aug 10, 2008
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Callahan, Florida
Cleared some land over the last couple of months to build our first coop. It is placed about 60 feet from my shop so that I can eventually get electricity and water to the coop and run. I purchased and have onsite enough wood to do all the framing and the floor. Finished size should be 16 X 16 with just under 8 foot walls.

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Leveled and postioned the four corners

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Placed 4x6 skids every four feet, that are supported by concrete. Set in 2x6 joists every 2 feet. Checked and adjusted level of entire platform. It was good to have my son and his friend help. Extra lifting power of my Kubota helped also.

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All leveled!
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Set on the floor, 3/4 inch treated plywood. Have not nailed it down yet, but I will tomorrow.

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All lumber for so far is pressure treated. I hope to start the framing exterior walls tomorrow also.

8 January 2012
Finally framed the exterior walls. Studs are 24 inch on center. Ran short of 2 x 4s and need to pick a few up this week to finish the top cap. I was surprised how square it turned out


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