- Jul 19, 2015
Digging out the bottom of the coop so that the top of the coop is not visible from our car port yet it is deep enough so we can walk in the coop to play with the birds without bending over.
Concrete forms and treated 4x4's for a sturdy frame
Our run is 15 feet long, so we joined the top of frame with a 'rabbit' style joint
We made this coop with a 5'10" clearance
Stitched galvanized hardware lays about 6" below the run
While we had the opportunity, we decided to run conduit below the hardware cloth for lighting
The flooring is done!
We used the rocks to build retaining walls around the left and right side of coop to stop mud and erosion. The rocks went on BOTH side of the frame to hide the treated lumber.
All of the chicken wire was attached to removable famed panels. We used black PVC coated chicken wire in 7' 6" width. We went to fencer wire for the fencing. They delivered fast!
We thought long and hard about what to use on the bottom. We decided to use masonry sand for media. It is purified, strained and rinsed. It stays dry and fluffy.
We hung perches near the outside walls so they don't get in your way when you walk around
We plan on staining the frame a grey color after the wood dries. Hopefully we can post more pictures than!