My 2nd hutch now for chicks build plan w/pics

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Hey, I recently finished my rabbit hutch and am not planing one for the chickens. It'll be used for chicks and sick or injured birds. It's a stand alone lean to and it will be between the coop and well house. It's more shaded in that spot, easier to see and a little more safe from anything that might want to take a bite outta them. No back, it will be against the coop. Front and sides will be wire w/solid wood for winter, bottom just wire. Haven't measured the space, but thinking about 8ft long, 2ft deep and 1.5ft front w/a 2.5ft back.
 
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Got a bunch of 2x3s, real wire cutters and newer long nose pliers, couldn't find any needle nose.
Here is the 1st one I made. This new one will be longer and flipped so the wood back will now be the front.
 

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Ahhh! The rain just won't quit! I haven't even marked the wood or cut any of them...ughh.
 

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Ok, sketched up sizes needed and gonna do it the harder way, but it'll cut down on...cutting, lol.
 
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It went a bit awry, but that's ok, lol! I'm now thinking of making a roof of 1x1in that is hinged so I can open it. Two roof pieces, no more front doors. 1ft drop in a 2ft distance is a bit strong and it's also low enough that the opening roof is best. Put it together out in the yard so no moving it.

On a side note, I need to dry the muck around the coop and well house, then pour concrete. What a mess. Also need to fence off the little space between. Ugh.

 

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Bottom and sides are up. Made little front doors, idk if the top should be a door or not. Tossed on a tarp for now. Tossed in the chicks from the coop brood area. I'll figure out the roof thing tomorrow and be finished then. Gonna move the chicks from the house to the same hutch, thinking of putting in a temp divider though for now.
 

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I'm a DIYer, out of need and cus it keeps me busy.

I'm learning as I'm going, so it's not perfect, but far better than you'd expect.
 

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