Modifed Purina Coop Design

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by jimla, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. jimla

    jimla Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 23, 2010
    I took the basic design found on BYC and along with what I learned on BYC built my first coop for four birds. When placing the floor on the uprights I screwed a block on each upright 18 inches from the bottom to hold the floor assembly in place while I screwed it to each of the uprights. Also added a pressure treated 2x4 runner on the bottom of the uprights to make it easier to move. If doing again would use non PT wood for the uprights. The siding is a masonite like panel called redwood from Home Depot. Looks nice but the inside has a "knurled" finish making it rough for cleaning. A couple coats of semi gloss white made it smoother for cleaning. The peg board is a temporary cover for the 2 nest boxes to be built. I offset it to the left to give more space under and away from the roost


    Hardware cloth all around, 1x1 inch welded cage wire ontop of the removable run cover, galvanized chain link fence fabric buried along the perimeter


    Found a company on the web that happened to be in my home town that sells shed windows. I took out the spring loaded stops to enable the window to be used sideways without going inside to release the stops to open the window and without installing upside down. Of course the bottom channel does not have a rain drain.


    2x4 framing held with pocket screws and treated with water seal for natural greying without having to paint around hardware cloth in the future


    free vinyl flooring scrap. it was easier to paint in pieces than when assembled. The higher pop door enables use of the DLM. Still need to add a pop door.


    hardware cloth screen in lieu of factory screen


    power strip with 15 watt bulb on timer and thermo cube to be added for water heater

    Last edited: Oct 24, 2011
  2. krcote

    krcote Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 21, 2008
    Concord, NH
    Very cute coop!
  3. wava1vaughn

    wava1vaughn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 24, 2011
    Cairo Ga.
    Hi from Ga. [​IMG]
  4. turtlewomyn

    turtlewomyn Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 27, 2011
    Tallahassee, Florida
    Nice! I was looking at that coop and thinking of building it (or a modified version) for my three chickens, but then I got four more chickens and an a-frame coop from the neighbor!
  5. 6chicks4us

    6chicks4us Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 20, 2012
    Glade Spring, VA
    Thanks for your pics! We built this coop yeaterday. Still have finishing touches to go. I want my run to be similar to yours. Any suggestions that you haen't noted here? How many chickens do you have and how long is the run?

  6. Sandbellie

    Sandbellie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 21, 2009
    New Hampshire
    Looks awesome! Nice job.
  7. Oktober

    Oktober Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 6, 2011
    Rhode Island
    Very Cool!


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