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 Out Of 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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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. Run-A-Muck Ranch

    Run-A-Muck Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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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