New chicken coop/run construction (finally)

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by medic72, Mar 15, 2011.

  1. medic72

    medic72 In the Brooder

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    ok my son and I finally started the new coop/run and here are the pics in order i hope. the plan was to have a 8x8 house with a 48 foot run.


    area before we started clearing it. ( very very old azaleas)

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    after clearing the section

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    posts concreted in and about to start bracing and putting the floor on. (keep in mind i am a paramedic not a carpenter)

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    braces, top and floor almost done (dont laugh at my floor supports haha)

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    my son on a quick break, here the floor is done and the first wall piece is up!

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  2. medic72

    medic72 In the Brooder

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    last one for now. more to come.

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    Last edited: Mar 15, 2011
  3. krcote

    krcote Songster

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    Great job! Be sure to update us!
     
  4. Newbie in Screamer Al

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    Lookin good. Keep us updated as you go.........
     
  5. B'villechicken

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    Great job. You may want to put a support under the center of the floor. 2x4s lying on edge can sag over time. The weight of the hens won't be a particular problem but after awhile my guess is that the weight of people going in & out may cause some sagging. A column of block with a 4x4 running the opposite direction to the 2x4s should do it. Keep up the good work!

    David
     
  6. Emmalion

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    I'm a Paramedic not a carpenter

    Ha I'm the same way. But we are both doing great in our builds.

    Nice job​
     
  7. garthmyers

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    the process looks amazing I can't wait til i get mine completed.
     
  8. medic72

    medic72 In the Brooder

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    ty everyone for the replies! i figured i would have to do something under there eventually [​IMG] thanks for the advice.
     
  9. reksat

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    Looks good. I'm in the same position. not a carpenter but as long as it serves the purpose for u and your chicks thats all that really matters right? My little ones are coming in April and i'm starting to build also. Good luck with your project.
     
  10. GeneJordan

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    [​IMG] looks great
     

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