My new cheap coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by okie2, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. okie2

    okie2 Out Of The Brooder

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    Total material was
    6 sheets of 7/16 osb 4x8 board $39.54
    6 2x4's split in half (2x2) $13.32
    TOTAL COST $52.86
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    MY LITTLE GIANT FEEDER MOTIFIYED TO HAVE A LID ON IT
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    6 White ????? 1 month old
    6 Barred rocks 1 month old
    13 Rhode Island Reds 25 days old
    8 Guineas 3-5 months 2-4 months 3-3 months old
    all free range in day time
     
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  2. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    My Coop
    That's awesome - and big! Wanna come build me one?
     
  3. StevenW.

    StevenW. Lovin' My Quackers!

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    Great Job! [​IMG]

    Just an idea I'm throwing out there... Are you going to paint the outside so it lasts longer?
     
  4. kfacres

    kfacres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    there is a good chance, that after one year sitting through the weather, those plywood boards will be warped more than a bow- the nails will pull out, and as a result won't be much more than a pile of peices that used to be parts of trees. Especially if you don't paint it, or stick something else on it/ over it to protect it...

    quite simpily.. without putting more money into it, 'fraid you only have a very temporary shelter for you birds.
     
  5. OregonChickenGal

    OregonChickenGal Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. okie2

    okie2 Out Of The Brooder

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    The top is painted to shed rain for now the rest of out side will get painted.
    it is all put together with tight bond glue and dry wall screws 2x4 's are treated lumber.
    So I think it will be around for a few years.
    The man that give me the plans has one that is just like mine
    it is 11 years old now.
    I HAVE ANOTHER OUT BUILDING THAT IS BUILT WITH THE OSB BOARD AND PAINTED
    IT IS 19 YEARS OLD NOW AND STILL IN GOOD SHAPE.
    SO YOU CAN SEE I AM NOT WORRIED ONE BIT.
     
  7. kfacres

    kfacres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:well I guess if you're in Oklahoma... and never get rain or snow...

    but then again, if you never get either of those... do your birds even need shelter?
     
  8. stoo

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    The birds need a shelter to lock them into at night for protection from predators - it doesn't matter where you live.
     
  9. cravenchx

    cravenchx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we used screws instead of nails also.
    I think that was the smart thing to do.
     

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