Our new coop/run underway. PICS Up date pics

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by mgw, Oct 16, 2010.

  1. mgw

    mgw Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2010
    Eastern Wa.
    We have planned on building a new coop and run, for our layers it is going to be 5x8' or 40 SQ' . I have been gathering used materials since about may . The only materials that I have had to buy so far is the framing lumber and sheeting.
    Put in the pier blocks last nite after work.



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    Next thing was the floor framing I used 4x6" and 4x4" way overkill I know but it was free the ply on the floor was also free plus it is water proof.


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    Then came the framing' and sheeting the framing lumber is 2x3 studs the sheeting is 1/2" osb



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    tommorow I will get the roof framed, sheeted, and tar papered also cut out the pop and nest box holes , then wrap with tyvek!
     
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  2. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    you did all that after the pups were born? You rock!!! [​IMG]
     
  3. allieloveschickens

    allieloveschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks great! love the big windows [​IMG]
     
  4. mgw

    mgw Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2010
    Eastern Wa.
    Quote:yes I am ok at framing and roofing the finishing takes me a little longer
    P.S thank you for the advice and help with the puppies this morning it was a big help to us!
     
  5. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Quote:yes I am ok at framing and roofing the finishing takes me a little longer
    P.S thank you for the advice and help with the puppies this morning it was a big help to us!

    your welcome and anytime:) that just means you have to update with more pictures...LOL [​IMG]
     
  6. mgw

    mgw Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2010
    Eastern Wa.
    Didnt get as much done as I had hoped to, but did get the roof framed sheeted and tar paper down ready for roofing. Those sheets of OSB were a struggle to get up there by myself, but glad it is done.





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    I used Stimson strong ties for the rafters. the ones on the ends I just screwed on one side then after I secured the rafter I bent the other side around with a hammer and screwed it down.







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    have another hour or so of odds and ends framing then siding and windows can go on. then work will begin on the inside.
     

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