New Home For My Ameraucana's

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Blue Eager, Mar 25, 2018.

  1. Blue Eager

    Blue Eager Songster

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    This project took me (alone) 2 weeks to complete. I first had to build a pony wall above my stuccoed wall as a base for the rafters. Redwood was used for all framing, for the exception of the house which is T-111 (another exterier wood application). The metal roof is 29 gauge pro-panel which is the minimum that should be used for structural application in leu of decking material.

    Anyway, the king & his court seem pleasantly surprised.
     

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  2. The Phantom

    The Phantom I love birds!!!

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  3. penny1960

    penny1960 Going back to La La Land

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    Gee can I be the first mixed breed ???????? :drool
     
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  4. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict

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    That is an amazing coop build! It’s absolutely awesome!
     
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  5. ByrdFeathers

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    Great job I am in the middle of building mine right now
     
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  6. Blue Eager

    Blue Eager Songster

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    Thanks for all the kind words!
    Best wishes!
    Marty
     
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  7. jthornton

    jthornton Crowing

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    Did you know that chicken wire only keeps chickens in and does not keep predators out? A coon can tear through chicken wire faster than you can imagine.

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  8. Blue Eager

    Blue Eager Songster

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    Thank you for pointing this out JT. What would you recommend for parameter barrier at the coop base & other openings?
     
  9. jthornton

    jthornton Crowing

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    Welded wire fence with 1x2 or 1x1 openings. If you have weasels then you would need 1/2 hardware cloth. For diggers 1x2 is great for a skirt.

    JT
     
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  10. Blue Eager

    Blue Eager Songster

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    I live in NM & approximately 3 miles from the Rio Grande. It is ironic you would mention raccoons because being this far from their supposs’ed habitat I did not think they would be an issue…I was wrong. My neighbor set out a live trap because something was invading his bird feeders. Yup…a huge male raccoon. I will address this ASAP.

    Thanks again JT.
     

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