My "Garden Coop" project: The inside is finished! *NEW PICS*

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Nonny, Oct 30, 2011.

  1. Nonny

    Nonny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm all excited and most of my friends roll their eyes when I start raving on about chickens so I'm sharing with you lot. [​IMG]

    I finally found a place that has cheap timber (plus a little bird told me I'm getting a circular saw for my birthday tomorrow) so I've arranged for the timber to arrive on Tuesday while my 2yr old is at daycare and I'm going to make a start on our new coop as soon as I put the 1yr old down for her nap! It's a Garden Coop one and I'm hoping to do most of the construction myself with my lovely man proving a spare pair of hands and brute force from time to time since I'm vertically challenged and not terribly strong.

    I'll be hopefully posting pics of my progress (although I'm not allowed to put up ones that are too detailed of the coop design) and I'm aiming to have it completed by the middle of December - 6 weeks should be more than enough time I reckon. *fingers crossed*

    Watch this space! [​IMG]
     
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  2. M.sue

    M.sue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats on your planning.....it is exciting! Let the eyes roll......those are the ones who'll be calling you first for your eggs!!! Some of my family & friends did the same.
     
  3. redhotchick

    redhotchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1st HELLO DOWNUNDER!!!!!!!!! Second.I got it sooooo bad from my friends.I am into a certain type of antique car that I have became a "world known expert".I have done these cars for 25 years. I got 3 chickens at first.Now,My chickens are my life! I get it all the time.You keep doing what you love! You friends just dont get it,but they aint going anywhere.
     
  4. simplynewt

    simplynewt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congradulations. I as well as a great number of others here are happy for you. Take many pics and share the experience.

    BTW ... Happy Birthday! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. Nonny

    Nonny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    End of day 1 and I have completed a single bit of framing to go on the front of the coop. LOL

    It doesn't sound like much, but it took me about an hour all up including figuring out how to use my new compound mitre saw, measuring and cutting the wood, then nailing it all
    together. Tomorrow, now that I have a better idea of what I'm doing, I hope to finish another one or two sides of it. [​IMG]

    (Oh, I didn't get a circular saw for my birthday after all..... what I got was vouchers to go and buy one myself, so I got one that mounted on a table rather than hand held, which means I won't get fatigued as quickly wielding it and it's a bit safer to use as well)
     
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  6. Nonny

    Nonny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Day 2:

    I've just finished framing up all four walls, and the only injuries so far are four nice bruises on my left hand thanks to my hammering technique.... I'm a quick learner though! By the fourth injury I figured out what I was doing wrong. LOL

    The next step is to sand and paint them before I put them together.

    Time taken so far: 3 hours and 45 minutes.

    Cost so far: about $100 worth of timber and nails.
     
  7. Nonny

    Nonny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Day 2 pics...

    The first piece of framing... seeing it like this gives you an idea of the size! [​IMG]
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    The four completed sides waiting to be sanded and painted.
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    The girls checking it out.
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  8. goobhen

    goobhen Chicks Rule

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    You are off to a good start!! Keep us posted, and have fun.
    Theresa
     
  9. Marcymom3

    Marcymom3 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Good for you! Hope your birthday was a great one, and you are enjoying your present. You are doing an awesome job! and with two little ones...WOW!

    My family and friends just smile and nod when I go on and on about my chickens. [​IMG] This is a great place for people like us, isn't it? My birthday is later this month and my daughter asked what I wanted. When I told her I wanted a real roof on my chicken run she just laughed. She said she'd talk to her brothers and her dad and get the ball rolling. [​IMG]
     
  10. beach livin'

    beach livin' Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looking good. and happy birthday!
     

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