New coop ... just finished

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by MikeBuild, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. MikeBuild

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  2. OCpeep

    OCpeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very nice!
     
  3. G-Man

    G-Man Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nice looking coop and run.
    Very clean design and build. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  4. BigdaddySean

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    I agree. Super nice!
     
  5. ear019

    ear019 Out Of The Brooder

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    How big is this? And about how many chickens will it hold? My dad and I are about to start building ours, and I'm trying to get ideas...
     
  6. MikeBuild

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    The coop is 4 x 4 inside and the pen is 4 x 8 ( which = 4 x 12 total exterior space ). Following the 4sf per bird rule ... 4 birds.
    I used rough sawn lumber and plywood for the exterior, standard (cheap) plywood for the floor (1/2 sheet) and osb for the roof panels. If you use metal roofing or corregated roof panels you could omit the osb and skip sheet it (to save a few pennies). Construction glue and screws work great. I use stain instead of paint just because I don't have to prime before staining.
     
  7. srmoss

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    very nice looks like a job well done
     
  8. kahhrma

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    Oh how I wish I could build a coop on my own! What a beautiful job you did on yours! Thanks for sharing! Good luck with the chickens you get to fill it. :D
     
  9. KimKimWilliamso

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    Wow, that looks identical to all those pre made UK coops I was drooling over recently, LOL
    We are starting our coop this weekend! So excited! Your looks awesome! Your 4 hens will be soooo happy!
     

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