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Our New Coop and Run, Step by Step. Thank you ALL!!!!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Le Rooster, Aug 3, 2014.

  1. Le Rooster

    Le Rooster New Egg

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    Well It has been about two months joining the forum!

    Great move!

    Now I will let you see the project!!!

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    We have been taking about it for two years, now this Saturday was the day!


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    End of the day! base is done, strut ready to be installed!

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    Now moved the coop in location. And helper is tired.... I guess teenager have better things to do..... (Kill the internet)
    Check the linolium flooring ;-)

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    Huffing and puffing building the roof. HElper learning the trade. Or sleeping?

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    Week end work over with. Yes the roof is not finished but I ran out of fuel :)

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    Nesting box ready to be installed.

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    Nesting box installed. End of the day

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    Back view :)

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    Sliding door installed, some meshing too.

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    Wall structure put on. 3/8 finished plywoood.

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    Walling finished... finally

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    First layer of paint.

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    Volet installed, side door, front door. Cedar board was an idea, but will drop it later. Does't hold the way I wanted.

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    Now the Run. trust me there is more work in the run than in the coop. Maily digging 12 inches for the meshing. Roots and rock...

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    Here is the Le Rooster ;-) Yes putting a layer of paint :)

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    Here is the run structure finished.... about time. This project is taking longer than expected... Has to be done properly!

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    All meshing installed. 1/2 inche first 36 incehs. 1 inche square 36 and up and top.
    Hexagonal chicken meshing would not resit raccoons.

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    First visitors :)

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    The flock :)

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    Attacking the plate!


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    The well deserved RESULT!

    Thank you all! You help to made a dream happen :)
    It was more work than expected but well worth it (I guess that is why I post)

    Alex
     
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  2. boskelli1571

    boskelli1571 Overrun With Chickens

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    Very nice job!! [​IMG] It really will help a lot of people to see the picture gallery of building. Some like myself (!) could not read instructions, but pictures make it much clearer! Good luck with your flock,[​IMG]
     
  3. Le Rooster

    Le Rooster New Egg

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    They must be happy!
    It finally started!

    Wednesday 2 eggs
    Thursday 3 eggs
    Friday 5 eggs
    Saturday 8 eggs
    Sunday 9 eggs
    Monday 12 eggs !!! The production is on!
     
  4. Pinkaboo

    Pinkaboo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fantastic it looks amazing
     
  5. Chuck Mc

    Chuck Mc Out Of The Brooder

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    Nice work!! Looks like you have about 15 girls. Should have a bunch of eggs when they are laying well.
     

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