Got the coop more or less finished (more pics added)

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by dunkard_trapper, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. dunkard_trapper

    dunkard_trapper Hatching

    May 8, 2010
    Monongalia Co
    Stats 12' x 12,' skids on blocks, somewhat level and pert near square. Built by my father and me
    2x6 treated floor joists, 3/4" tongue and groove plywood floor, studs are 16" OC, double top plate, roof joists are 2x6 24" OC topped with 1/2 " plywood
    Inside: 8x12 for the chickens and 4x12 for storage and some rooster pens in the corner. Six hole rollout nest box (got the plans from on here TY)
    Outside around 700 sqft run with 2x4 welded wire and a skirt around the whole thing
    Critters: 13 RIR and 13 SLW along with a mystery chick turned out to be a sicilian buttercup.
    Will be butchering all but 4 of the roos should end up with around 16 birds this winter
    I'll try to answer any questions anybody has
    Floor dugout and framed up

    Walls framed

    My redneck daughter posing

    Coat of paint on her ,not my choice of colors but thats the deal
    Run area also extends around the back
    nest boxes

    Sorry about the pic quality they were takin with my phone
    I'll try and post some more interior layout pics if anybody is interested
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2011
  2. Mother_Hen2011

    Mother_Hen2011 Songster

    Aug 2, 2011
    New Mexico
    That is a marvelous chick house [​IMG] Now it needs a name or does it have one? Lol [​IMG] More pics of the run and the inside if you get a chance id love to see more [​IMG]
  3. allieloveschickens

    allieloveschickens Songster

    May 20, 2010
    San Diego
    Nice job! Does it have windows? Love how big it is, your chickens must be very happy [​IMG]
  4. chicharomirinda

    chicharomirinda Songster

    Jul 29, 2011
    Reno, NV
    thanks for sharing the photos! looks great. I'm doing a 10x10 soon and your detailed info on the materials you used is very helpful.
  5. citychickx6

    citychickx6 Songster

    May 14, 2011
    Very Nice!!!!! [​IMG]
  6. wava1vaughn

    wava1vaughn Songster

    Jun 24, 2011
    Cairo Ga.
    Hi from Ga. [​IMG]
  7. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

    Jan 26, 2010
    Texas, Panhandle
    Looks great! [​IMG] It looks like a mini barn! [​IMG]

    ~ Aspen [​IMG]
  8. dunkard_trapper

    dunkard_trapper Hatching

    May 8, 2010
    Monongalia Co
    It has two windows one on each side, no glass in them just hardware cloth, they can be shut up if need be. As for other ventilation you can see the permenant holes in the gable walls both front and back and all the eaves along both sides are open with hardware cloth in place. This leaves about a 3-4" gap along the length of both sides. I'll try to get some more pics tonight if I get home in time.
  9. MIKE555444

    MIKE555444 Songster

    Jun 8, 2009
    Pliny, West Virgina
    Nice Job!
  10. Mattemma

    Mattemma Crowing

    Aug 12, 2009
    Great coop! Love that last picture.

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