1. MomOf15

    MomOf15 Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, here's a link to pics of our potential coop. We spent the weekend working on it and have SEVERAL more weekends to put into finding it's full potential. We've decided to build a temp coop so that we can take our time and do this one right, but it's going to be a long haul.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/

    I am happy to report thought that our chicks are two days shy of 3 weeks and still going strong [​IMG]
     
  2. flopshot

    flopshot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that's a good start. i love the old buildings and think they deserve a shot at becoming usefull again.
     
  3. DarkWolf

    DarkWolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's got some serious foundation issues. It should not be too bad to brace, jack up and repair the bottom sill plate as well as the foundation [stone, block, wood, etc] itself.

    Just be sure that it's well braced and any unstable roof sections are removed.

    Really, I'd strip all the roofing and roof deck off and do that from scratch, repairing any damaged rafters as you go. This being AFTER the foundation and load bearing walls are repaired and braced as necessary.

    At any rate, you've got so much lumber on hand, it should be easy.
     
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  4. MomOf15

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    We HAVE to replace the floor and ceiling cuz there's pretty much nothing left of those, but otherwise the walls are solid and sturdy and good to go. I love the look of the outside. The shed was filled from floor to ceiing with lumber of all sorts and we spent the weekends sorting through and moving it into the garage. The gentleman that owned the property before us had a woodworking shop so it was all left over from him. However, we have plenty of wood now to repair what needs repaired without the added expense of buying any so that's a HUGE plus for us.
     
  5. GardeNerd

    GardeNerd Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I agree! The patina on the wood is so beautiful. That will make a nostalgic looking coop. I can't wait to see the finished photos!
     
  6. Lesa

    Lesa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Excellent!! I'm all about recycle, reuse! Keep up the good work and take lots of photos, so we can see how wonderful it turns out! The chickens will love it!
     

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