MUST. FINISH. COOP! (Done!)

IdyllwildAcres

Crowing
Sep 3, 2016
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In the mountains of Southern California
My Coop
My Coop
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"

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

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Thankfully I hired that part out:)

Nice deep footings....

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Then the block foundation...

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Then framing....

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And more framing...

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Then sheathing....

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And more sheathing....

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Then cut out the windows and egg door...

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

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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

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

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

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The loft..

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IdyllwildAcres

Crowing
Sep 3, 2016
2,377
3,810
346
In the mountains of Southern California
My Coop
My Coop
Sweet!
Pics of inside coop?

That tree makes me nervous.
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...

Thanks:)

Gary
 

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