Need help!!! First time preparing to build a coop!!!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by aty1994, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. aty1994

    aty1994 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hiiiii Everyone!!!! I am planning on making a coop but i dont know where to start!!!! I live in Puerto Rico so as you may know we have tropical weather here so I am in need of some suggestions to build a coop and an aporximated budget i should make plissss help!!!!! Looking forward for answers!!!
     
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    Plissss help!!!!
     
  3. aty1994

    aty1994 Out Of The Brooder

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    help pliss
     
  4. hangartnerchix

    hangartnerchix Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,
    First, you need to determine how many chickens your are going to have. This will really help set the budget. Also, would you rather buy a ready-made coop, or do you want to build it yourself? If you are going to build it yourself, do you have access to any free building supplies - either from your own stash or someone else's?

    I built my own and it was/is really fun (still in process - but the chickens are in it), and I used a crazy mix of repurposed things, free things, and things I bought new.
     
  5. aty1994

    aty1994 Out Of The Brooder

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    Well i would like to build it myself!!!! I am planning to buy almost all the things new but i dont know where to start!!! I have a flock of about 18 adult birds and 11 chicks 6 of them newborns!!! I have seen many pics of different coops but really im lost heheheh!!! If you can pliss help me i would appreciatted!!!!! And plisss can you estimate the budget i will need??? I will looking forward for answere!!!! :)
     
  6. 1dude

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    A lot depends on what materials you have available and how big you want to go. I tried to use things laying around already or any kind of short cuts I could do. I attached my little coop to the side of my shed, so the shed become the back wall. I used the chain link fence just behind the shed as part of the run fence. I used 16 left over cememnt blocks to as a foundation for the rest of the run fence. I used wood screws instead of nails, nails will pull out. I installed gutter on my shed and it drains into a flower pot for water. I used left over wood for the egg boxes. All I can say is plan plan plan! Draw a plan and do lots of measuring and when you think you have it figured out measure again. Have fun!
     
  7. aty1994

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    Hahahahah athank you very much I will!!!!! Hope it turns out nice hehehehhe
     

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