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  1. Natty Bumppo

    Natty Bumppo In the Brooder

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    Southern Illinois
    Well I got a good start on it, and took a few photos to share. Building a coop is actually kinda fun, and I'll post more as I go [​IMG]

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  2. mediazeal

    mediazeal Songster

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    this is awesome
    can't wait to see more [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  3. Jenski

    Jenski Songster

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    Jun 17, 2008
    Middle Tennessee
    Wow, that coop is fabulous! When you're finished, my address is . . .

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  4. ~*Sweet Cheeks*~

    ~*Sweet Cheeks*~ Songster

    Mar 12, 2009
    Medford, Oregon
    VERY VERY nice. I too look forward to seeing more pics. Love the way you framed the walls. It would be nice looking if you just had hardware cloth attached.

    Speaking of hardware cloth. While I was cutting a ton of it over the weekend getting my horse stall preditor proof, I wished for POWER wire cutters.

    Thanks for sharing and I can't wait to see more.
     
  5. giasmom

    giasmom Songster

    Mar 31, 2009
    Woodville, Al
    Nice, Very NICE ! Keep us updated....
     
  6. giasmom

    giasmom Songster

    Mar 31, 2009
    Woodville, Al
    Hey, How many sq. ft.?
     
  7. Chicken03

    Chicken03 Songster

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    Mar 20, 2009
    Western Pa
    Very nice. Great job. [​IMG]
     

  8. Natty Bumppo

    Natty Bumppo In the Brooder

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    Mar 17, 2009
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    It's an 8x8 outside so I guess about 55-60 sq ft of usable space. I set those 2x4 braces in the framing on reversing angles like that for strength (they're nailed and gorrila glued). The building is very stiff. The braces are flat to the outside of the walls so they wouldn't catch as much dust when the coop is finished.

    The fun thing about building something like this is thinking your way through it one step at a time and this BYC site is such a great resource for ideas (like linoleum floors). I spent many evenings going through different discussions and decided this chicken stuff sounds like something good to do with my wife and kids. We started raising a couple of berkshire pigs each year for meat, and now we'll be adding buckeye chickens to the menagerie. [​IMG]
     
  9. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady

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    Apr 22, 2008
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    Looks really nice! I like it. I am all for the hardware cloth at the top. I like lots of air flow for my chickens but I live much further south than you do.
    Keep up the good work! It is looking beautiful![​IMG]
     
  10. redstars

    redstars Songster

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    Mar 15, 2009
    south dartmouth ma
    Nice job! Your girls will be living in style.
     

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