Newbie- Started on my coop!!!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by sandchicken, Sep 7, 2010.

  1. sandchicken

    sandchicken New Egg

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    Got a good start on my coop over the long weekend, can not do much except on weekends, but will post more pics in future.. Can't wait to get it done and get chickens moved in. Please share any and all thoughts on my set-up, if you see something that needs changing now is the time for me to change it.. I am a newbie when it comes to chickens, but have been reading all I can. We have decided to go with Pearl-White Leghorns, but I dont have a clue where to get them unless I get baby chicks?

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    Built frame next to garage then carried to its home.
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    Getting ready to put metal on it hopefully by this weekend.

    So far out $0, I just had metal put on my house, and had the metal left over, but I have about used up all my scap stuff. Got a good friend where I work bringing me two windows for it!!
     
  2. iknowmike

    iknowmike Out Of The Brooder

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    Roof angle is really high. Susceptible to strong wind if not anchored good. Maybe you're up north, but how will the hot air vent if the high spot faces the sun? Not a big issue, just thinking about the same things myself. If you walk into the coop will the 2x4 side braces support your weight? What about the center?
     
  3. sandchicken

    sandchicken New Egg

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    Roof angle is really high

    Not sure what u mean by this, but I plan on anchoring them good, and still have to lay my 2x2 across for metal to screw to . I have all my posts set in concrete.

    If you walk into the coop will the 2x4 side braces support your weight

    I used 2x6's on floor except for two 2x4's going from side to middle.

    how will the hot air vent if the high spot faces the sun?

    Not sure about this question, but I plan on putting a 2 foot plexiglass window across front at the top that props open to allow air flow. I am also putting a window in each side. Another note the sun rises on the right side of coop and sets on left side

    Thanks for all the questions though, you did get me thinking about how to anchor roof better and how to add more support on floor ..Keep them coming​
     
  4. sandchicken

    sandchicken New Egg

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    Making a little progress on my coop, can't wait for it to be done..[​IMG]
     
  5. 3chimama

    3chimama Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2010
    Pacific Northwest
    Looking good! I like your window.
     
  6. sandchicken

    sandchicken New Egg

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    Thanks it(window) was donated by a friend..

    I need to find some place to get my chickens. If anyone has any ideas, I am in Ky and am looking for White Leghorn's
     
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  7. sandchicken

    sandchicken New Egg

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    Finally got back to work on my coop. Here are some pics I took, I will take some more tomorrow..

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    Those are plexiglass windows in top front section it also raises up to allow air flow..

    I still need to cut out my door and add ramp for chickens, also will be getting the wire and my water/feed pvc pipes.. Almost forgot, I also will need to get my chickens...[​IMG]
     
  8. BWKatz

    BWKatz Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 22, 2010
    Columbia,SC
    My Pet Chicken Will allow u to make small orders as few as 5 chickens. I ordered my leghorn from there and she is very docile, eats out of my hand, loves to be petted. Just remember they do like to fly. Mine can fly 6ft high and 10ft at a time. I let her spread her wings in the morning going to tractor and evening going to coop and that seems to be enough. BTW [​IMG]
     
  9. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

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    Ct.
    good start [​IMG] [​IMG] from ct.!
     
  10. Rockin' Reds

    Rockin' Reds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lookin' good!!! [​IMG]
     

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