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First coop build

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by bjolley, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. bjolley

    bjolley New Egg

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    Hello

    I have 6 week old chicks and they are starting to outgrow there current home. I was told that chickens grow fast and understood that. The thing I didn't realize is that they "GROW FAST". I started building this a few weeks ago, and has been very interesting because I have never built anything. The run is 8' X 16' and then the coop is 8' X 5', the front is almost 9' and the back is about 8' tall. It ended up being a little taller than I expected because I did not account for the top and bottom pieces. I spent months and months of research on BYC for ideas and found that my wife and I liked "Tripple C Coop" the best. I just got the coop floor frame done tonight and am going to try to get it finished tomorrow along with the top of the coop and maybe start painting.

    I was thinking of doing sand for the coop floor but not sure if the sand on the 8X5 floor would weight to much....thoughts? I am doing wood shavings at the moment in my garage and is way to dusty. I will try to do updates as soon as I do more, thanks.









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  2. Ema

    Ema Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2010
    N. Ontario CANADA
    looking awesome, love it....We recently built our second coop, but it didn't turn out to be everything that I imagined so we might be building a third one real soon, LOL.

    I think your peeps will just love that when its finished!

    Ema
     
  3. hcppam

    hcppam Chillin' With My Peeps

    looks good, better get building LOL before the girls start laying. sand I only keep about an inch on the floor at a time, So if you don't go to deep you should be ok. [​IMG]
     
  4. ThinkingChickens

    ThinkingChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 18, 2011
    That's going to be a good looking coop! I see your neighbors are close. Are there a lot of chicken owners in your neighborhood?
     
  5. bjolley

    bjolley New Egg

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    ya there are about 4-5 others close by that have chicks.
     
  6. ThinkingChickens

    ThinkingChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 18, 2011
    You are lucky! I have close neighbors but I'm the only one who has chickens in my immediate street. So, every noise I'm running out and going shhhhh. LOL
     
  7. chicken_noob

    chicken_noob Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks great bjolley! And Ema, they say 3rd times a charm!!
     
  8. Ole rooster

    Ole rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great start but what's holding it square? Looks like it would be sorta wobley. At least till the siding's installed.
     

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