New coop is finally done! (Pic heavy)

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by KDK1, Apr 7, 2012.

  1. KDK1

    KDK1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well, done enough for the new chickies anyway. Still have to build the new nest boxes and transfer the automatic door from current coop when time comes to integrate the two flocks and give it a paint job. It is built entirely with repurposed wood and pallets (with the exception of the roof decking, rolled roofing and hurricane clips). I've been working on this off & on for the last 6 weeks.

    Chain link buried 20 inches down for critter proofing the run from diggers.

    Buried 2X12 for critter proof foundation.


    Critter proof eave/vent.

    Framing (west & south walls).

    Framing (east wall).

    About half of the pallets used.

    Deconstructed and categorized pallets used for siding and some framing.


    Siding east wall (with nest box opening and finger in the frame).

    Siding west wall and Open south wall (with automatic door opening).

    Temporary roost for the little ones.


    Temporary Feed station. (repurposed grit and shell station from old coop).

    Temporary waterer for chicks. (looks like a garden gnome)

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    Last edited: Apr 7, 2012
  2. jeepguy982001

    jeepguy982001 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 4, 2011
    athens, wv
    good job that looks awesome. And all your critter proofing makes ft knox look like a run down shack. [​IMG]
  3. tlagnhoj

    tlagnhoj Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 9, 2010
  4. KDK1

    KDK1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks, the whole thing cost less than $100 to build. The last one cost $300 and was only 3"X10"... but I was seriously rushed to get it done!

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