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New building for my birds

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Black Cochin Bantams, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. Black Cochin Bantams

    Black Cochin Bantams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Having lost over 100 birds in 2 predator attacks this year it was time to build a predator resistant building for them. This is what I am building for them. [​IMG] Concrete floors to ease cleanup.[​IMG] Windows for cross ventilation and doors at both ends to let them out in the AM and keep them safe each night. The old red hog house in the background is my old coop. We had to drag it to current location so we could build on the old site.
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    Power is trenched in to the building but nothing is completed yet.
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    but before we could start anything my neighbors came in and helped me split and move my coop. Then helped put it back together
     
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  2. Haunted55

    Haunted55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! Great job! Please post more pictures as you go along.
     
  3. Black Cochin Bantams

    Black Cochin Bantams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will do that. There will be a ventilation/filtration system in it. A friend sent me a link:
    http://www.silkiesbygeorge.com/thecoop.html

    He has a filtration system like used in woodworking shops to clean the air. I had been considering a system like his or an old furnace to filter out much of the dust. Now leaning towards the woodworking one that hangs on the ceiling because it will not tie up any floor space.
     
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  4. davony's chicks

    davony's chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good idea Craig. I had wanted to ask you about that at the show. Looks like you have a good plan!
     
  5. Haunted55

    Haunted55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh....Wow! Thank-you so much!!! My father, before he died, was going to put in one of the woodshop filtration systems. You just reminded me of that! Well, job for the day.....find the stuff and see what I can do.
     
  6. Black Cochin Bantams

    Black Cochin Bantams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have looked at several. Jet makes them and I find good reviews on them but the filters are quite pricey. Grizzley makes solid ones too and the filters are considerably cheaper.
     
  7. lbrtyldy

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    This looks more like a house than a coop!
     
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  8. Black Cochin Bantams

    Black Cochin Bantams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is a chicken house and only 24 x 40. I wanted it bigger but this is the largest floating slab the county allows. You make me laugh because it makes me realize I am building a coop that IS bigger than my 1st home was (24 x 24) 40 or so years ago.
     
  9. Black Cochin Bantams

    Black Cochin Bantams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Now have temporary lighting and am in process of insulating. Waiting for electrical inspection before moving on to the next step. Hope to get to drywall next week but that may be pushing it.
     
  10. davony's chicks

    davony's chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome Craig! [​IMG]

    Is your county pretty tough on codes?
    Our county is pretty easy..... There are no codes! Unless you live in Moberly then the codes are strict!
    We don't even have to have a building permit in the county.
     

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