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

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by FamilyZoo, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. FamilyZoo

    FamilyZoo Out Of The Brooder

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    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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    Last edited: Jan 8, 2012
  2. The Lazy L

    The Lazy L Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looking great!

    I'm looking forward to the updates.
     
  3. iBoodle

    iBoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks awesome! I am super jealous.
    Keep updating! [​IMG]
     
  4. ALRwild

    ALRwild Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is going to be one roomy coop! Good work!
     
  5. Hodawg

    Hodawg Chillin' With My Peeps

    If I built a coop that big, Mrs. Hodawg would have me living in it, and the chicks would be indoors. Looks great, bud!

    Beers y'all,
    Ken
     
  6. Knock Kneed Hen

    Knock Kneed Hen California Dream'in Chickens

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    You da MAN! [​IMG]
     
  7. JenBirdRansom

    JenBirdRansom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dang!!

    Can I be one of your chickens?? [​IMG]
     
  8. Arms319

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    Looks nice... any new progress pics yet?
     
  9. SouthernBYChickens

    SouthernBYChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you going to free range the chickens or have a fenced in area around the palace. Looks better than some houses I've watched go up.
     
  10. krcote

    krcote Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That should turn out to be one heck of a coop! Great job!
     

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