How long did it take you to build your coop from start to finish?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Iansmommy, Apr 21, 2008.

  1. Iansmommy

    Iansmommy In the Brooder

    Apr 2, 2008
    I am so anxious to get our coop started. How long did it take you start to finish to complete your coop? We are thinking of doing an 8X12 in case I want to get a few more down the road [​IMG]

    Last edited: Apr 21, 2008
  2. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    the 12 by 12 took 7 days to that was working 3 orv 4hrs at a time.the 20 by 36 took about the same amount of time to redo.
  3. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    Our coop is going to be 10x12 in size. We started on 4/19 and got the framing for the floor and some floor boards down and then came the rain. We do not work on Sundays so today,4/20, a friend from church came over and helped me with finishing the floor. pics online in coop forum, and again, then came the rain. I am not complaining at all about the rain but, I am starting to feel like I'm in the rain forest. [​IMG]

    You can't really put a time limit on it, due to the weather changes, but if you have several days of good weather coming your way, you can probably get done in a day or two.
  4. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Songster

    Jul 31, 2007
    Sanford N.C.
    Ours is 8x8 and it probably took my husband a month or more. He is a perfectionist and it takes him twice as long as a normal man to do a job. [​IMG] We only worked on it a couple of hrs at a time when weather permitted.
  5. Half-a-dozen

    Half-a-dozen Songster

    May 26, 2007
    Quote:are our husbands related......... [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    mine too.....8X8 coop.......aaahhhhh ........ 7 weeks!!! but it did turn out lovely tho [​IMG]
  6. 2weekends (sat. and sun both weekends).
    It started to rain the first weekend...

    Hubby was driving semi back then and only home 6 days a month. I needed his help to build it so I had to wait for the weekends when he could make it home.
  7. FutureChickenMan

    FutureChickenMan Songster

    Oct 29, 2007
    mine is 10x16. its not done yet; i've got about 20 hours in it and should be able to wrap it up with another 20 hours. I have to do it all myself as my helper is pregnant and cant be monkeying around with heavy lifting, etc.
  8. S0rcy

    S0rcy Songster

    I'm uh .. on week 3 ...and I have the posts and 2 crossbars finished.

    : self conciously scratches behind an ear :

    I guess I just dont do things like everyone else [​IMG] It's a 6x8 for the four BO hens
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2008
  9. RedTailRanch

    RedTailRanch Songster

    Mar 19, 2008
    Portland, OR
    My Coop
    I'll let ya know when it's done! [​IMG]

    Mine is a conversion of an old 12'x16' lean-to that had a dirt floor and was used for feeding horses. I had some demo work to do on the inside as well.

    So far, with one weekend (8-10 hours per day in VERY cold weather) I have the concrete foundation pillars in and level, and all the floor joists in. I probably went overboard, but this was my first time building a floor, and I want it to last a long time.

    I think it actually took longer because I was putting a floor inside an existing space, on a slope, and the lean-to was NOT constructed to exact dimensions (it's not the same width at each end, it's kind of lopsided).

    My guess is I'll have about 60-70 hours into it by the time it's done. Geez, this chicken thing has gotten expensive (and addictive)!
  10. cluckychick

    cluckychick Songster

    Mar 29, 2008
    South of KCMO
    Week 3 here and we are on the trusses. If the weather would cooperate we would have been done by now [​IMG]

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