My new (first) coop build, ***New pics***

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Lurch1, May 17, 2010.

  1. Lurch1

    Lurch1 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have now started my new build. It is a 10x12 coop up on blocks. Here are the pics of the blocks leveled and squared off as well as the run space.

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    I had to rent a mini- excavator to remove the many trees that populated the space. I will be adding sand to keep the run nice and dry. More pics to follow as I get more done.

    P.S. Leveling and squaring the foundation is not fun.....
     
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  2. Wheat

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    Geez got to give it to you for going all out, alot more work there than many people will realize. All respect for the folks who do it right from the start.
     
  3. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

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    Nice start! [​IMG]
     
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    Yeah when I had the mini X I dug down 2 feet so I had a solid base for the blocks.
     
  5. Intheswamp

    Intheswamp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lookin' good, Lurch1.

    I'm taking it that the span of the floor joists are going the 10' way and that you will be using joist hangers?

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    Quote:10-4. That was a learning experience as I have never built anything like this before. Once I figured out how they work it was easy.

    Here is the floor done. 2x6 joists at 2 ft centres with 5/8 T/G plywood. I have began the framing but was delayed because I had to find the windows that I am going to use.

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    The windows will be 34"x21" 1 front and back.
     
  7. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

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    Look'in good! [​IMG]
     
  8. Lurch1

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    I am starting to wonder if those windows will let enough light in. Should I ad a third?
     
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    Quote:You can never have to much light and ventilation! [​IMG]

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  10. Lurch1

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    Well, it has been awhile since my last update. Things have been hecktick here. Here is the framing all done with the rafters installed.
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    I have a small perdicament now though. I had some old barn board lines up for the siding to give it a rustic look, but the guy selling it has been unavailable...... So I am not sure what I am going to do. Since it has been awhile since my last post, I have included more pics for your viewing pleasure.

    Here is my beagle Annie.
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    And this is Gavin.
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    These are my Silver Gray Dorking chicks from Mcmurray's.
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    And these are my S.G. Dorkings, Black J.G., RIR and Ameracuana's.
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    Let me know your thoughts and thanks for looking!
     
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