Our new coop, still a work in progress but the girls are here and secure from preditors.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Wonky Woods, Oct 25, 2015.

  1. Wonky Woods

    Wonky Woods Out Of The Brooder

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    It's taken us 4 months to build our new coop and run. Neither one of us have any carpentry skills but still managed. The coop is made with free lumber my DH gets from work.
    The coop is 4 X 6 and built using the Kreg system. 3 nesting boxes each lined with plastic file totes we found super cheap at Walmart and fit perfectly. The run is entirely made out of CPVC 2 1/2 inch pipe which we got free as well. The entire run sides are covered in 1/4 inch hardware cloth. The floor of the run we dug down 8 inches and buried fencing under ground and wove it to the hardware cloth. The top is covered with fencing as well. Still have to finish putting all the Belgium Blocks (Saved from when we ripped out our driveway) around the run. The one window was found during a garbage night and the other window we made ourselves and used a piece of plexi glass we had. The only items we needed to buy to do the build was the screws, nails, zip ties, hardware cloth, gutter, caulk, paint and some of the hardware. The shingles we had from when our roof on the house was installed and also had a big roll of tar paper we picked up in, the trash. We still plan on putting some sort of roof over one end of the run to keep the girls dry. Since the entire coop and run where built on a sloping part of the yard and not all the wood was exactly perfect, the term Wonky Wood was used quit often while building it. We have since named the Coop "Wonky Woods Eggstate"[​IMG]
     
  2. Free Spirit

    Free Spirit The Chiarian

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    Very nice !!
     
  3. Wonky Woods

    Wonky Woods Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you Free Spirit. Still have lots of cosmetic things to do to the coop and run but the girls seem very happy with the space they have. The run ended up being 9 foot wide by 20 foot long. We plan on making a tunnel so we can let the girls into our Organic Garden which is right next to the Girls run.
     
  4. N F C

    N F C dem crazy bones Premium Member

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    Nice job, looks to me like you guys have carpentry skills! I like the Wonky Woods Eggstate sign too [​IMG]
     
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  5. 7littlegirls

    7littlegirls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    love the name [​IMG] coop looks great...enjoy!
     
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