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Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Jashdon, Apr 28, 2008.

  1. Jashdon

    Jashdon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We built our second coop this last weekend. The chicks in the garage are ready to go outside and our first coop is at maximum capacity. I was able to get most of the lumber free by religiously looking on Craigs List for scrap lumber. Its 8' X 16' and we put the studs on 24" centers in stead of 16". The roof is corrugated tin and the windows are corrugated polycarbonate. It is a simple structure but I think our girls will be happy in it.

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    Last edited: Apr 28, 2008
  2. lilshadow

    lilshadow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your coop is looking great, I really like it.
     
  3. Jolyn

    Jolyn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 5, 2008
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    Wow it does look great!! I can't wait to see the finished product!!![​IMG]
     
  4. Rafter 7 Paint Horses

    Rafter 7 Paint Horses Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    East Texas
    I like it!

    Jean
     
  5. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

    did you use railroad ties under your coop..that's a great idea rather then using cement blocks. I think we will try this idea. Were starting ours soon.
     
  6. Half-a-dozen

    Half-a-dozen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    very nice...keep us updated!!!
     
  7. Jashdon

    Jashdon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, they are railroad ties. They worked great for the foundation. I think they were a bit easier to level vs. independant blocks.
     
  8. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

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    Oh that's good lookin', if you don't mind my sayin'. I'm jealous!
     
  9. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

    It is a VERY nice coop! I hope ours will look this nice! How many chickens are you housing in it?
     
  10. Jashdon

    Jashdon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, if we stick with the 3ft per chicken rule it would house about 40 chickens. However, once we finish fencing our property we will probably let them free range, so I might put a few more than that in. I think if I go higher than 40 I will need to cover part of the run so that they can be outside in the winter without getting soaked. We get A LOT of rain here and I don't want them to get cabin fever in the coop and start pecking at each other.
     

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