New Chicken Coop.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Pieter78, Oct 31, 2015.

  1. Pieter78

    Pieter78 Out Of The Brooder

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    First photos of the new chicken coop that we are building,

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    The building will sit on skids.

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    The chicken coop will be 8 feet by 16 feet. It will have a storage room.
    I will keep posting photos as the build progress.
     
  2. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    Hope you have some lifting help, that's going to be a difficult one man job.

    [​IMG] Glad you have joined us. You should start a thread under the new member forum to get a proper welcoming.
     
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  3. Pieter78

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    We are 3 building the chicken coop.
     
  4. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    So glad to hear it. Good luck with the building.
     
  5. Pieter78

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    We are putting up the walls today. The first photos are us building the floor on skids.
     
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    Looks like a good start! Enjoy the build. For me the build process is probably the most fun part of having chickens.

    I am about to close on a new house this upcoming Friday and there's a really nice 12x16 shed already on the property that we are going to turn into our new coop. I've got so many plans in my head as to how we will transform this thing
     
  7. Pieter78

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    The chickens that will go in the chicken coop.

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    The old chicken coop. The door fell off in the week. I think that when we
    get snow this winter it will collapse.
    Some more photos of the build.

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    The floor of the building is build on skids and we pull The building to its final resting place.
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    Side walls are getting build.
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    The kids are helping.

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    The build is a family project. Grandpa and uncle Adam is helping.
    The chicken coop is build on the farm we are not allowed to have chickens in town.
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    The second wall is going up.
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    The back wall is up.
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    Working on the front wall.
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    The front wall is up. The coop will have two rooms. The chickens will be on the side with
    the windows and the other side will be storage area.
     
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  8. Pieter78

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    I love the building process. I am learning a lot. My farther in law is helping me and my brother in law we do not know much about carpentry so it is nice to learn something else.
    The chicken coop is build on my in laws farm. We are not allowed to have chickens in town. The build is a family project, we contribute with labor and will help pay for food in return we get eggs.
    We also butcher broilers that we keep in chicken tractors that get moved very day during the summer. Every one in the family helps with butchering and we will just pay my mother in law for the cost of raising the broilers.
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Pieter, that is going to be one big, beautiful coop - lucky chickens.
     
  10. sunflour

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    Y'all are really getting the coop built rather quickly.
     

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