My New 4x8 Custom Coop with Run.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Jonny Anvil, Oct 12, 2010.

  1. Jonny Anvil

    Jonny Anvil Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hey Everyone,

    Well it's done, took me over a week to do cause of my darn hernia's but proud to say that I managed to get it all done and the tenants are moved in and happy :woohoo:

    With my latest additions of a quad of Black Orpingtons and my New Silver Laced Wyandottes I had decided to make them a brand new Coop all their own.
    Working with a very small budget but going new on all materials I decided to make a 4x8 coop tall enough that I can stand up in it if need be allowing more than enough room for the 6 new occupants, and a possible two more down the road. I designed my coop using Google Sketchup, which made things a great deal easier to visualize. I never really looked at the plans after I bought the lumber, it was in my head after that. [​IMG] Total Cost of materials $320.00

    Google Sketchup makes things easier when it comes to putting everything into perspective and trying to get an idea on materials needed.

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    Here are some pics of the progress and end result.

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    And of Course the Occupants

    Black Orp Roo
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    Black Ops!
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  2. OregonChickenGal

    OregonChickenGal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very Nice! [​IMG]
     
  3. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    I think it looks Awesome! Especially for $320 [​IMG]
    I can't wait to get some mroe SLW, i get jelous everytime i see everyone elses!
     
  4. Moabite

    Moabite Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2010
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    I think it is one of my favorites! Looks like you aren't new to this.
     
  5. Jonny Anvil

    Jonny Anvil Chillin' With My Peeps

    Actually I am VERY new to this....

    Must be the bloodlines that run through my veins... city boy with country blood.

    Thanks for the wonderful comments.
     
  6. FinsUp

    FinsUp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks good - but I didn't notice a roost anywhere - is there one?
     
  7. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    Quote:By looking at the pics the last one looks like a SLW roo!!

    You did a wonderful job on your coop!! [​IMG]

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  8. Jonny Anvil

    Jonny Anvil Chillin' With My Peeps

    LOL no worries.... you bet there are Roosts and they are inside... there are two roosts that run across the top of the walls I used rafters or bracing as my two Roosts, I can't find a picture right now but I will take one tonight.

    I don't have a pic but I can illustrate with this picture from sketch up

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  9. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Excellent job!
     
  10. bigoakhunter

    bigoakhunter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of the best jobs of documenting your coop building I have seen!!![​IMG]

    Such good detail. This will help many others.


    Dave
     
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