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My coop build

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Jarhead, Aug 13, 2008.

  1. Jarhead

    Jarhead Songster

    Aug 12, 2008
    Well I started on this last week and have got alot done. I kind of looked at other peoples coop designs and came up with my own. It is 8' long 4' wide (not including the nest boxes). The roof is not on yet, but overall height will be about 7' at the peak. The roof is going to be a steep angle to match our house. When I first drew up the plans and priced it out it would have cost about $200 in materials. Although by the end we will have about $500 in it since my wife wants this to look very nice and not look out of place in the yard. We also decided to put it on wheels and I am going to attach a hitch to it, so it can be pulled with our lawn tractor. It will have 4 real windows with screens and other house like amenities like real door knobs, etc. The siding will be stained and sealed and trim will be white. Here are some pics from last week. It is a little further along now than these pics. I will take some updated photos tomorrow and keep the progress updated. Hope you like it [​IMG]




  2. Omran

    Omran Songster

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    Looks like yu are a very good carpenter,I really like to see good jobs and I wish you best luck with your project.
  3. chickflick

    chickflick Crowing 11 Years

    Mar 10, 2007
    Looking good! Keep us posted on your progress.. Welcome to BYC!
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2008
  4. redoak

    redoak Songster

    Feb 27, 2008
    Russia, NY
    The red cedar siding looks very cool.
  5. dftkarin

    dftkarin Songster

    Jun 27, 2008
    Beautiful!! I can't wait to see it as you get closer to finishing it!
  6. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member 10 Years

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan
    Looks great! I love the nestboxes. I can't wait to see more pics! [​IMG]
  7. FisherMOM

    FisherMOM Songster

    May 7, 2008
    Bergen, NY
    Fantastic start to it!!
  8. bluey

    bluey thootp veteran

    Apr 10, 2008
    Washington, PA
    That is a very nice design! Keep us updated....
  9. Dustoff79

    Dustoff79 Songster

    Aug 5, 2008
    San Antonio, Texas
    Great design, you should post your plans to the site as i think many many people would love to build one that is similar. keep the pictures coming.
  10. Bil

    Bil Songster

    May 8, 2008
    Cottage Grove, OR
    Very nice. Looking forward to seeing more pics!


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