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My first coop (in-progress)

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Bensdad2009, Apr 11, 2016.

  1. Bensdad2009

    Bensdad2009 In the Brooder

    Mar 21, 2016
    So after a lot of searching for a pre-built coop and after a lot of reading on here about the quality of them I decided to build my own from scratch. After pricing out materials it also was going to prove to be significantly cheaper if I built myself.

    Started out with a trip to Lowes for supplies:


    Used concrete footers as I didn't want to make it a permanent structure and got the initial framing completed


    Started working on the gable roof and getting the trusses installed


    Sub-roof and siding installed, the opening on the side in the picture below will be a fold down door for easy cleaning


    Didn't cut hole for entry yet as I want an automatic door but not sure which brand to get yet (advice would be appreciated) and the nesting boxes will be going on the long side pictures below with opening lids for easy access.


    This coming weekend will be painting and adding trim, attaching the metal roof and starting the run!

  2. Gsnake35

    Gsnake35 In the Brooder

    Feb 4, 2016
    Looking great! love the gable roof!
  3. Golden2

    Golden2 In the Brooder

    Feb 28, 2016
    Polk County, Oregon
    Looking good so far. Keeps us updated.

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