Okay this could be a stupid question, but I am going to ask anyways,

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by wannabchick, Feb 6, 2011.

  1. wannabchick

    wannabchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 27, 2010
    Northen Va
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I looked at that coop once...I don't know the answer to your question, but the roosts looked kind of close together. You could always adjust that, I know.

    Pretty coop!
     
  3. Winggedheart

    Winggedheart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think they can just fine, but I'm probably not the best person to answer that question. [​IMG]
    Pretty little house, though.
     
  4. MamaChic21

    MamaChic21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That looks really nice, but instead of adding a glass window, why don't you cut small area just like a window and use hardware wire and the piece you cut, you can add hinges and make it like a window/vent. That does look bigger then pawhut coop. Mine only has 2 nest boxes. How much is that coop ?
     
  5. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think it's a stupid question at all; I think it's a good question.

    I'm certainly no carpentry expert myself, far from it. But my sense would be that if you're handy enough with woodworking tools to retrofit that coop to add a window and proper ventilation, you're probably handy enough to build a better coop than that one from scratch.

    I think it's a very risky proposition to buy a coop online without having the ability to actually see what you're buying in person somewhere. There's no good way to assess the quality of the materials and of the construction, or even just to see how easy or hard it might be to retrofit. For example, the coop pictured may or may not be tongue and groove construction in the first place. It looks like it might be, or it just might be boards abutting each other.
     
  6. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    The website says it's tongue and groove treated fir, 12 mm. It also says it comes packed flat -- you have to build it, they are just supplying the materials and instructions. I'd rather go buy my own materials; that would be a lot of work to put together.

    No reason you couldn't cut tongue and groove.
     
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  7. Dogfish

    Dogfish Rube Goldberg incarnate

    Mar 17, 2010
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    Build the window frame inside the coop first, just use some 1"x4" and choose the correct size screws so you don't go through the outside wood, fast from the inside. Make sure you attach the window framing to every horizontal siding board, drill holes at the corners of your new window framing from the inside, then cut out the window. By attaching all of the T&G siding boards to a common frame, you'll maintain rigidity. Tie the left and right sides of your window frame to the next T&G board above and below where your window cut out is to be.
     
  8. wannabchick

    wannabchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 27, 2010
    Northen Va
    Quote:You know me iam just looking at it, shoot iam torn between wooden playhouse, to what you just got, to this one

    It says it's 308.00

    I don't want to buy it, unless its worth that difference price between the one you got and this one, square footage wise..etc

    I have 450 to spend..and really iam not able to build.. Yours was tounge and groove too right?
    And was it hard to put together?




    xoxo
     
  9. wannabchick

    wannabchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 27, 2010
    Northen Va
    Quote:I just can't buy materials myself, trust me on this..lol

    But a kit you put together, yes I think I can do that

    Hehhehe, think..hehheeh
     
  10. wannabchick

    wannabchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 27, 2010
    Northen Va
    Quote:Wow ,lol..here I was thinking just cut a square and put in there..hehehe I am trouble here..lol

    But can I just cut a square out of it, if I don't add a window.. And instead wire and a shutter on hinges to close it up

    My point, once I put it together, can it be cut right threw

    Thank u
     

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