New LBF Coop under construction

Lickbranchfarm

In the Brooder
Jan 21, 2018
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LBF (Lick branch farm)

My grandson and I began what will be an on going project yesterday, we set the first of 6 poles for our 12'x16' coop with 2 - 16'x24' runs. One side will be for layers, the other side will be for meat bird grow out. I wanted a coop big enough to house a sizable brooder inside till they were big enough to go into grow out.
My son brought the excavator over several weeks ago and cleared the area we were going to use. We got it somewhat level and began sizing up what we thought we would need. The flock we are planning to keep will be to supply eggs and meat for 3 house holds. As with all projects things will change along the way, I will update this thread as we move along.

This is what we started with....
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Lickbranchfarm

In the Brooder
Jan 21, 2018
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Lots of things going on, Coop is coming along a little at a time. Just about ready to lay the subfloor. Garden season is upon us, that always takes up a lot of time. Hopefully we can get a roof on this thing before it gets too hot out.
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aart

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Sounds like some fantastic foresight and planning!

2 suggestions.
Big(12-18") roof overhangs all around with open eaves for ventilation, soffits covered with 1/2" Hardware Cloth.

Anti-dig aprons all around coops and run.
Good examples of apron installation, tho I'd not recommend 1/2" HC...go with 14ga 1x2 or 1x1, will hold up much longer and is easier to lay flat.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1110498/wire-around-coop#post_17093528
https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/new-coop-project.1169916/page-2#post-18481208
 

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