New Henhouse Build

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Brahma Chicken5000, Sep 18, 2019.

  1. Brahma Chicken5000

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    I have been meaning to expand my henhouse. And by “expand” I mean build a totally new one. The current henhouse was meant to be 4’x4’, but turned out to be 3.5’x3’ give or take a little. And considering that my flock has grown, the henhouse size needs to be adjusted as well. The new henhouse will be 5’x4’ and 4’ tall at the peak, it will have 4 nest boxes instead of 3, 3 roosting bars that will be 4 feet long, easy to use vent covers on all but 2 vents, and I will use a real exterior paint on it. The current henhouse: E0BA0A71-59A3-4CDC-9D1C-081D0AB19F29.jpeg 3F33F049-1C82-4F26-B058-2DB6E41610CE.jpeg F2B6B285-E4C1-48EF-B927-4841A3AFF35C.jpeg EE1D38F4-CAB9-4292-92F7-AB32EF9D669C.jpeg
    The new henhouse in progress:
    I squared off the vent holes for a cleaner look, I’ll also be using 1 large piece of linoleum instead of linoleum tiles, & I’ll be putting a coat of Thompson water sealer on the interior of the henhouse if I don’t get over zealous about having the henhouse installed immediately upon the paint drying. E4D734AC-9851-4561-A0D9-BECFD69379B5.jpeg 0000B094-BF49-410E-A6B0-53FBF3DB4799.jpeg D584BDFE-9AF8-4FCD-8E76-D3B14DF2D683.jpeg
     
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    You'll be done fast. :thumbsup
     
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    Looking good! :thumbsup
     
  5. Brahma Chicken5000

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    I’ll be working on the henhouse today with my dad. So God willing by the end of the day I’ll have all 4 walls assembled, the floor finished, the roof finished, all vent covers made, and the interior of the henhouse coated with Thompson’s water sealer.
     
  6. Brahma Chicken5000

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    The floor is this nice linoleum stapled to plywood. 9F382471-D217-4320-AF6D-57AEDC62CE7D.jpeg Here’s the wall that will have the pop door for the chickens. F07D5C32-D5BA-4703-954D-FC6EE6CEE43B.jpeg I’ll be priming the whole thing in the next few hours once my dad gets me a bucket of primer from home depot.
     
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    Much too hot to start priming. Will start in a couple of hours.
     
  8. Brahma Chicken5000

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    First wall primed. 13D60851-8D76-4725-96D4-5D72158B185B.jpeg
     
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    Second wall primed. Once it dries I’m going to mark the corners of where the clean out doors need to be cut. D652C9CC-8C05-4696-9D30-697E9E334C54.jpeg
     
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    I was working today and sweating up a storm! Home now and cool in ng off. Good choice to wait till it cooled a bit.

    You're moving right along at a good pace! I'm so jelly.:thumbsup
     

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