New Hen House ...

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by concrete_boots, May 20, 2019.

  1. concrete_boots

    concrete_boots Chirping

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    First coop build..

    Due to recent inclement weather here in NJ..(sooo much f***ing rain every almost every other day for months now!!) I prefabbed the first wall & nesting boxes indoors ...


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    Might have gone a little overboard but wanted to be dry inside the boxes

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  2. concrete_boots

    concrete_boots Chirping

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    I made a base (doubled up plywood with an exterior oil base coat) sitting on (5) 4x4s about 18” off the ground..and constructed the rest..

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    concrete_boots Chirping

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    Then went to work on the interior..
    Flooring, feed/water supply, & the poop deck..


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  4. concrete_boots

    concrete_boots Chirping

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    Enlisted my dad to mcguyver up my “Door in a door” vision using an old washboard, metal roofing and some pvc composite

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  5. concrete_boots

    concrete_boots Chirping

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    Pretty much the final product...I’m no finish carpenter or pro builder but we are pretty happy with the outcome..
    just need to add latches to nest box and poop deck door and do the siding..all the white is pvc composite so won’t rot..
    Have another 5 nipple 3 gallon bucket hanging in the run and some roosts and a swing..no food outside as we don’t want to extra attract any unnecessary critters
    Coop is 5ftx4ft and 4ft tall..
    Run is fully enclosed 12x12 and 8ft tall at peak..and when of proper age girls will be able to free range the backyard..
    Also have metal roofing to put on top of the run roof..


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  6. trumpeting_angel

    trumpeting_angel Free Ranging

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    Wow! Impressive. You sure you aren’t a carpenter?
     
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  7. HuffleClaw

    HuffleClaw Wrangling Ducks

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    Looking great! :love :wee You did a lovely job :)
     
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    concrete_boots Chirping

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    Thanks
    Nah not a carpenter at all just at my own house and like to tinker with things
     
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    Love your chicken pop door. Nice build!
     
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    ...but you play one on TV right?

    I was thinking about you today. The sun is finally out in NJ! Your coop came out awesome! Lots of great details (and chicken love) built in there! I've got my DIY projects to customize our coop lined up for this weekend. Feeder, waterer, blocking off the nesting boxes for now and the battery area from our feathered friends. And adding some entertainment for the girls in the run too. Nice job!!
     
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