my coop in progress *** MORE PICS***

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Dar, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    We started planning the new coop in the spring for a fall project, so i started placing ads on craigs list and freecycle for building materials.

    so far to date I have gotten for free:
    2X4's unlimited amount, there is a roofing company down the street from me that installs the steel roofing, well their supplies come on skids that are 4 - 2X4's 9 ft long and 2 - 4X4's 3 ft long, do I called them and asked them if i can have them the owner said sure saves mt from throwing them in the dumpster, [​IMG] so i go down in my trusty lil mazda and pick these things up with dh and he takes them appart and uses they 4X4's as fire wood and has done all the framing and roofing with the 2X4's

    shingles, I was at the habitat for humanity store and asked the manager if he had mix matched shingles that were no selling that he wanted to get rid of, he walked out to the back and covered with a tarp was about 8 bundles of shingles that no one wanted cause they mismatched and offered him a $10 donation for them he said if i take them it will save him from storing them [​IMG]

    i posted an ad on freecycle for building materials a gentleman replied that he was a contractor and was doing renovations and had a few bundles on insulation come and get them...lol

    i had to pay for a bit of the lumber $380 worth but my new coop is going to be huge 12 feet X 10 feet the chickens ae going to be so happy [​IMG]

    i also got a 5 gallon pail of exterrior solid stain for $30 cause it was a mistint...

    i am going to post pictures as I go here are a few to start you off

    this is the old coop and you can see some of the framing for the new ont to the left
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    destruction
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    site inspectors
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    all gone
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    here is the floor being built *** note to self... next time we built a floor thats to heavy to be lifted and needs to rolled on rollers... measure the distance between the trees ...you see the 2 trees straight ahead... they are just under 11 feet apart... my coop floor is 10 feet tight fit..
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    here is floor before stain, you can my silkie tractor in the background the silkies will be moved into the new coop
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    floor in place, framing, and 1 wall
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    impatient new residents
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    the walls are up doors are on but i still need to do the insides but everybody is all moved in
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    still have to paint one door
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    run is done all the wire is secured, 5feet tall
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    we were only going to make the run 4 feet tall but as we were talking about it someone paid a visit... opps run needs to be taller...lol DH is 6'4"
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  2. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    that's look avery good start.
     
  3. Hoosiermomma

    Hoosiermomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great score!~[​IMG]
     
  4. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You planned well and it paid off!! I got a lot from Habitat ReStore too. Nice to be able to save $$$ and recycle!!![​IMG]
     
  5. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    i am hoping to finish the coop this weekend and have a move in party for the chickens all their faves watermelon and crickets on the menu lol..\\

    i will post more as the build happens and the finished product
     
  6. Suburban chick farmer 09

    Suburban chick farmer 09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice start.
     
  7. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

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    great job!
     
  8. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    we plan on finishing it today and i will post more pics
     
  9. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    You ROCK as a bargain hunter!!! [​IMG] Can't wait to see the new coop!!
     
  10. chaoschicken

    chaoschicken Cackleberry Crazy

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    Nice start. I can't wait to see what it looks like when it gets done.
     

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