My coop begins. Nothing special but I still want to post :p

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by cupman, Nov 14, 2011.

  1. cupman

    cupman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh gosh, somehow I made a mistake and deleted my original post with a response to the two below it. I'm going to try to fix it.

    My original post: Basically I wanted to link two photos that showed my first day progress. I labeled dimensions in the comments below. Here's the pics of my first day progress:
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    Dimensions are 10'x12'. The front side is 10' it's going to be 12' deep. We got tongue and groove OSB, learned it to be a mistake... we have ran into several minor problems we did not anticipate. A little discouraging but overall we are doing well. This is a father son project, my dad being the lead builder. We've only had one real casualty, 10' 6x2 board. somehow cut it 3 inches short after measuring twice... we still don't know how it happened. but only a $10 error.

    We have one wall built with a bracket, no pictures of that yet, but tomorrow we should be able to erect two walls with siding. I hope I can post back then with an updated picture. No promises, though!
     
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  2. CarolJ

    CarolJ Dogwood Trace Farm

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    Great start! What are the dimensions?
     
  3. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Good start.
     
  4. Newwell

    Newwell Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] Yeap, it's raining at My Little Piece of Heaven in OR, too. How many chickens are you planning to house? I will enjoy watching your project. Keep 'em coming.
     
  5. Patricia Jane

    Patricia Jane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great start. Look forward to following the progress and completion. [​IMG]
     
  6. cupman

    cupman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 12 full grown chickens and 16 more in the garage, some needing to come outside very soon. I feel awful, they are 10 weeks old and don't go outside much... should be able to in about a week or so. I also have 8 4-week olds that are still under a heat lamp. My goal is around 30-35 chickens/guineas. Going to have a half dozen guineas or so, ideally. I won't go much beyond that, cause I see how my girls are a bit crowded right now and I feel bad about it. They'll be much happier in about a week.
     
  7. Hammond Egger

    Hammond Egger Out Of The Brooder

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    Looks like a free range paradise behind the coop.
     

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