New to building coops..need advice from the seasoned chicken owners!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by CherG07, Sep 11, 2019.

  1. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    I hope it was a pneumatic gun with good long staples.
    Hand powered staple gun staples can come out quite easily, not good for chickens to eat.
     
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  2. CherG07

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    You’re right. Glue is just an extra expense...I think I might go with others recommendations though to use the roofing stuff but I don’t like how dark it is :/ boo. It’s 8x4 foot coop, with nest boxes on both sides of the length equalling 8 total (not necessary I know but it looks good lol) It’s 24” off the ground. The height is 4 foot in the front with a single slope toward the back which is 3 feet...that’s where my cleanout doors will be The coop is going to have ventilation on all 4 sides. 2 at 1x2’ up front, 2 at 1x3 1/2 in the back on the doors, and one on each side :)
     
  3. aart

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    Not the expense, but this...
    It's too bad that look seem to be your number one priority. I hope for the birds sake that what you come up with functions well for the birds too.
     
  4. CherG07

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    I told my husband about the glass board...he knows what it is but I don’t lol. He said that’s perfect for the floor. As for the paint I picked bher premium plus exterior flat. It’s scrubable and it says it durable. I could of probably picked a different option but this coop will only hold 8 chickens and I know me... there will be more chickens lol.
     
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  5. Criticalicious

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    Glassboard looks like very hard linoleum, almost like whiteboard material with bumps on it. It comes in white. Lowe's calls it something else, I forget what.
     
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    blackdog043 Crowing

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    Whatever you put on the floor will be covered with bedding, you won't see it.
     
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  7. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    It's fiberglass.
     
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  8. Quackter

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    Just because of the rabbits and the dogs, we use the non-toxic barn paint. The Home Depot, (I wish I could remember the brand, it wasn't Behr), $14 per gallon here, covers very well. Only draw back, I think three colors, and they won't tint it. Rural King, (a store that I love), their house brand of barn paint, I was very disappointed in. It wouldn't cover worth a darn, three coats, where the HD took two. I have good luck with their enamels. It could have been a bad can, but I'm not buying a second to find out. Good luck finishing the rest of your build.
     
  9. CherG07

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    Will this work over paint? I’m using bher premium plus flat exterior paint.
     
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    I’m not putting in too much extra. The outside will basically be plywood. Here in a min I’m going to draw up the plans and post a pic for everyone.
     
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    I’m not putting in too much extra. The outside will basically be plywood. Here in a min I’m going to draw up the plans and post a pic for everyone.
     

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