New Coop build. Coop is done, run is up next!

OllieBollie

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We finished our coop a few days ago. Now we just need to make a few minor adjustments and the run will be completed this weekend.
Our coop is currently 4x4 and 4 feet high with very thick insulated walls. We used plywood on the outside with wood siding, then insulated the inside with foam and cardboard, then added paneling and two rows of linoleum around the edge to help with cleanup. We didn’t put linoleum on the floor since it’s too slippery.
We do want to add on to the coop, adding another 2 feet at the back.
I love how it turned out. It has a beach cottage look. 😀
 

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Jammy Dodger

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We finished our coop a few days ago. Now we just need to make a few minor adjustments and the run will be completed this weekend.
Our coop is currently 4x4 and 4 feet high with very thick insulated walls. We used plywood on the outside with wood siding, then insulated the inside with foam and cardboard, then added paneling and two rows of linoleum around the edge to help with cleanup. We didn’t put linoleum on the floor since it’s too slippery.
We do want to add on to the coop, adding another 2 feet at the back.
I love how it turned out. It has a beach cottage look. 😀
Just a reminder that a big problem with a super insulated heated space and warm bodied hens is moisture buildup. Please for their well being thru the cold winter make sure your coop is well ventilated. Congrats on the build it looks comfy!
 

OllieBollie

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Sep 12, 2020
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St. Paul, Minnesota
Thank you for the advice! We will add 2 more vents for circulation. Should the extra 2 be like the 2 we already have or should we be just drilling out 1” or less holes covered in hardware mesh?

Also, after advice from everyone here we won’t be using the heat lamp or cozy coop heated panel we bought unless absolutely necessary, below -10 or lower.
 
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aart

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We will add 2 more vents for circulation. Should the extra 2 be like the 2 we already have or should we be just drilling out 1” or less holes covered in hardware mesh?
The vents I see look like they have flaps that only open under the power of an exhaust fan.....are there fans behind them?

I'd open up a large vent under the roof overhang in front.
1 sqft of venting per bird is a pretty good rule of thumb.
Is it these birds you will be housing, if so how many?
https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/new-coop-stress-caused-a-tousle.1417547/
 

OllieBollie

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Sep 12, 2020
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St. Paul, Minnesota

OllieBollie

Chirping
Sep 12, 2020
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St. Paul, Minnesota
Thank you! We are starting an addition this weekend to the back of the coop. We’re building that away from the coop and then attaching when done so it doesn’t stress out the chickens.
 

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