Pictures of New Coop under Construction

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by preacher1, May 18, 2007.

  1. preacher1

    preacher1 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have finally got the coop started. The coop is a 8' x 12' salt box design. It should be able to house 24 hens. We currently have 8 chicks around 6 weeks old and 4 chicks that are 2 weeks old.

    I have really enjoyed the forum, it has given me a lot of advice and suggestions on the design of my coop.

    I thought I would share some pictures of our new coop under construction. I will post new pictures as we get more completed.

    If you see anything that may need to be changed or have any suggestions or ideas please post.

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    Foundation Started

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    Flooring Down

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    Framing Walls

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    Walls Put Up


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    Roofing Started

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    Nest Box Built

    I plan to put a hinged lid on the sloped top. I sloped the top to keep them from roosting on it. I thought if I hinged a top it may be an area for some storage if needed.

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    This is the inside wall where the roost and nest box will go. I plan to put a sloped ladder roost on the left. I am going to put wire on the bottom of the slope to keep the chickens out from under the roost and to allow the droping to fall through. The framed area will be cut out with a door made to make easier cleaning from under the roost area.

    The framed area on the right is where I plan to hang the nest box. I'm going to also make a door there to gather the eggs from the back of the box.

    Hopefully tommorrow evening I will be able to post some pictures with the roof completed and the door and window installed.
     
  2. Freebie

    Freebie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2007
    Bloomingdale, MI
    WOW!! what a nice coop you have there. You are going to have some very happy ladies!
     
  3. Critter Crazy

    Critter Crazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2007
    Binghamton, NY
    Look sawsome!! Job well done. Cant wait to see it finished, and most importantly filled with Chickens![​IMG]
     
  4. kansas_twister

    kansas_twister Out Of The Brooder

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    that coop really look great....we got the foundation in on ours today, where are you located, and did you take those pic's in the rain
     
  5. preacher1

    preacher1 Out Of The Brooder

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    We are in Kentucky. The two pictures with the four walls up was taken in the rain. We had just got the walls up and getting ready to start putting the roof on when the rain came.
     
  6. pharr389

    pharr389 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    very nice. good job, preacher1! send more pics when you can!
     
  7. preacher1

    preacher1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Had a great day today. Had some friends come by to help. We got the roof completed, the door and window installed, and the first coat of paint. Here's the pics.

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    It will probablly be another week or so before I will be able to continue work on the coop. I will continue to post pics as progress is made. I plan to have the coop and run complete for our girls to move into in the next two to three weeks.
     
  8. michellerene

    michellerene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That structure is built better than some houses! Way to go! [​IMG]
     
  9. catballou24

    catballou24 Out Of The Brooder

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    that's just beautiful!! i'm totally jealous! great job..[​IMG] your girls will be stoked! [​IMG]
     
  10. aran

    aran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2007
    rochester ny
    that place is bigger and nicer than my first apartment!!
     

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