My coop build

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Alex41, Jan 30, 2014.

  1. Alex41

    Alex41 Out Of The Brooder

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    We got our chickens given to us about 2 weeks ago. I'm now building a coop for them starting in the garage where it isn't completely freezing cold.

    Some pics.

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    I built it on skids to be able to move it around as right now in the winter I won't be able to place it where I'd really like to have it.

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    2x3 construction for walls



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    Doing as much as I can indoors before moving it outside.

    Alex
     
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Looks good! Nice angle on those skids.
    I assume that the walls are only clamped in place...as it's already taller than the garage door?
    Are you going to sheath it inside or out?
     
  3. Alex41

    Alex41 Out Of The Brooder

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    Plywood siding was put on before going outside.

    Skids needed some thought to make sure they slide easily and also so when pulling it doesn't pull the two skids together and damage coop.
     
  4. 96civic87

    96civic87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks like your garage door is smaller than ur cooo?
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    So it's already outside?
     
  6. 96civic87

    96civic87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How r u going to get it outside it looks bigger than ur door
     
  7. Alex41

    Alex41 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes, the walls are clamped and temporarily nailed as the completed coop will not fit outside the door.

    More pics to come.

    Alex
     
  8. cstronks

    cstronks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks really good. Is it supposed to be based off of an amish style coop. I like it a lot. Framework looks solid and efficient. Best of luck when you take it outside.
     
  9. Mahlzeit

    Mahlzeit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great start. Looks really good.
     
  10. ceubel

    ceubel Out Of The Brooder

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    Great looking coop! What are the dimensions of the base just so I have a size reference?
     

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