PIC HEAVY! Started 2nd coop.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by lilshadow, Apr 21, 2008.

  1. lilshadow

    lilshadow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We began construction yesterday on our second coop due to the fact that I have... an addiction to chickens.
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    The floor is an 8x24 rectangle with a 4X8 bumpout centered in the front for grain storage. Part way through building the floor, one of the tennants showed up and said he invited some of his relatives to come live with him. Apparently they had lost their home through a foreclosure. I couldn't turn them away... So change one... an unplanned loft addition 4 feet off the main floor in the back half of the coop. (Actually someone forgot how to add up how many birds she has and how many will be showing up after all the eggs hatch...)
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    As fate would have it, just after the foundation blocks were laid and the construction started, the old goat of a building inspector showed up and checked for permits. Of course, we had all the paperwork in order. He said he would be back often, or send some of his friends to check on us.
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    So, we finally finished the floor.
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  2. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    This could be me! Love the start... keep us posted, ok?
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  3. RioLindoAz

    RioLindoAz Sleeping

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    Yuma, Arizona
    That looks like the begining of a fantastic coop!!! I realy like the size of it!!!
    Keep us posted!


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  4. floridachick

    floridachick Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow love the size ... can't wait to see it finished !!!
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  5. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    keep the pics coming.the foudation an the floor are looking good.how big is your coop going tobe.
     
  6. lilshadow

    lilshadow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    supply room is 32 square feet
    main level is 192 square feet
    loft is 96 square feet for a total of 400 square feet.
     
  7. johnmayersquare

    johnmayersquare Let's Talk About Chicks, Man!

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    hahahaha........i love the reasoning for needing a new coop..........because you have an addiction.......heheheheeh.......too funny![​IMG]
     
  8. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2007
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    Great start
     
  9. zippychickens

    zippychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK I have what is probably a silly question. Does the framing just sit on the cinder blocks or is it attached to theblocks? I want to build a playhouse for my children and Ive been eyeballing everyones coops.haha
     
  10. lilshadow

    lilshadow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:The frame is just sitting on the blocks.
     

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