Here goes nothing.. My little chicken coop!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by humpbacks1962, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. humpbacks1962

    humpbacks1962 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am no carpenter. In fact, this is the first time I build anything pretty much by myself. My son helped me lift the roof and hold the posts to screw the frame together. I made my mistakes and there's gaps here and there that need to be filled with some sealant I am getting tomorrow.

    But I don't think it is hallf bad! It does not jiggle anywhere, holds my weight and the roof does not leak in the rain.

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    If it looks familiar, the plan is free in the Purina webpage: http://poultry.purinamills.com/NUTRITIONMANAGEMENT/HenHouseHutchDesign/default.aspx

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    cost, I estimate to be very close to $150. That is including lumber, corrugated roof panels, hardware and sealant to winterize it. I had some left over paint but still bought two small cans of green.

    The plan is not that user friendly for a newbie. The process is not to detailed. You may need some coaching from someone but if I put it together by myself, anyone else can too!
     
  2. mrkpero

    mrkpero Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice job! You should be proud of yourself!
     
  3. Hopefulloflove

    Hopefulloflove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is an adorable coop and I love the colors!! [​IMG]
     
  4. CountryBumpkin2011

    CountryBumpkin2011 Out Of The Brooder

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    That is so cute! I love the colors, they remind me of a little chicken cottage. You should be so proud of yourself!
     
  5. chicken_noob

    chicken_noob Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You did a great job!
     
  6. Nic&Chickies

    Nic&Chickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks good to me![​IMG] [​IMG]
    I went looking for plans in various places, asked for advice here, but my boyfriend ended up planning and building our coops w/o much written down at all (and he's the one in his family who HASN"T started planning or building his retirement home, on land their dad's gonna leave them). All our girls have a place to go at night, + a decent-sized fenced-in run, for times we don't "let them out to play" in the backyard (aka free-range)
     
  7. humpbacks1962

    humpbacks1962 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gee, you are all so kind!
    Thanks [​IMG]
     
  8. rebel-rousing-at-night

    rebel-rousing-at-night Chillin' With My Peeps

    I like it! [​IMG]
     
  9. cluckcluckboom

    cluckcluckboom Out Of The Brooder

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    Good Job!
     
  10. Hillbilly Hen

    Hillbilly Hen Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] good job!
     

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