Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by IdyllwildAcres, Mar 24, 2017.

  1. IdyllwildAcres

    IdyllwildAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    So after months of reasearch, and months of labor and more $ than I am willing to admit to I have finished, well at least the building itself is done interior yet to be done, my coop. I bring to you "Peeps Place"


    First I had to dig out a level spot by the garage....


    Thankfully I hired that part out:)

    Nice deep footings....


    Then the block foundation...


    Then framing....


    And more framing...


    Then sheathing....


    And more sheathing....


    Then cut out the windows and egg door...


    set up scaffolding and started staining and painting....


    All painted, windows installed ( two more, side and back)
    Looks good on the outside! Predator proof, all openings 1/2 inch hardware cloth. Dirt floor , 1ft concrete footings to deter diggers, I missed getting pics of the roof and skylights, but it has a roof!

    I will update with interior pics as I finish up, for now I need to clean out the wood inside and get ready for my peeps in 10ish days!

    I am so grateful to this community , I would have made a mess of this without you guys


    Here are a couple inside pics, still working on it....


    I will get a pic straight on of the brooder, it is in front of a window.


    The loft..

    Last edited: Mar 30, 2017
  2. PioneerPrincess

    PioneerPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 16, 2009
    Wow, that looks really nice! What a pretty area you live in too. I'm sure your chickens are very happy with it!
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  3. IdyllwildAcres

    IdyllwildAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    They better be happy! Lol

    Idyllwild California is the pretty place I live, in the mountains above Palm Springs:)


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  4. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013
    Wonderful looking coop! [​IMG]
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  5. IdyllwildAcres

    IdyllwildAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    A big thanks! [​IMG]

  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Pics of inside coop?

    That tree makes me nervous.
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  7. Folly's place

    Folly's place Chicken Obsessed

    Sep 13, 2011
    southern Michigan
    Very nice!!! Mary
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  8. Merrymouse

    Merrymouse Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

    Jan 8, 2017
    Awesome Gary! Must feel good to get it done!

    Its been terrible here weather wise so still not done with my coop. Hopefully we will have some snow melt this weekend so we can get back out there. Chicks grow fast!

    Looks great!
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  9. ScottandSam

    ScottandSam Still learning Premium Member

    Dec 24, 2016
    Shell Knob, Missouri
    Yes awesome looking coop. I love the board and baton and stain color. That is something to be really proud of.

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  10. IdyllwildAcres

    IdyllwildAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    I will add pics of the inside and tag you, nothing done inside, just walls window skylights 12' ceilings and dirt floors. I still need to put in the loft, roost, brooder/chicken jail nest boxes...
    Looking at this you would think MUST. FINISH. COOP! Lol
    Finished enough for now, chicks will be brooding in there in about 10 days and I will just have to keep plugging along.
    That tree is nothing, there is a 300 year old cedar twice the diameter of that pine gracing the sky above my house...


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