Progress of my coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Frosty29, Mar 29, 2017.

  1. Frosty29

    Frosty29 Out Of The Brooder

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    So I framed and attached the roof. Next will be the siding. My friend suggested painting the inside, is that necessary?[​IMG][/IMG]
     
  2. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    :thumbsup
     
  3. ejcrist

    ejcrist Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not necessary but it helps seal the wood to minimize access to mites, and it also makes cleaning easier if you use the gloss exterior paint. I also put linoleum on the plywood floor for the same reason.
     
  4. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Agreed
     
  5. Folly's place

    Folly's place Chicken Obsessed

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    Once the birds are in it, you'll never paint it, because it will be too dirty! [​IMG] All coops are gray on the inside after a while. Mary
     
  6. Frosty29

    Frosty29 Out Of The Brooder

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    How high would you put the perches
     
  7. Flock In Texas

    Flock In Texas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My roosts are at varied heights, but the highest is 2 feet from the roof so that the girls have head room. The lowest are a foot below the highest.
     
  8. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Just make sure they are higher than the nesting box's.
     
  9. ScottandSam

    ScottandSam I'm still here. Premium Member

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    My lower roost in the addition is 3' and high ones at 4' and the 10 week old chicken have no issue getting up to the 4' to roost some go straight there. Others use the 3' then to the 4'
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    Also FWIW our roost is a 2x4 cut at 2.5" wide and remainder is screwed to the bottom and edges rounded like this..............

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    Scott
     
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2017
  10. ScottandSam

    ScottandSam I'm still here. Premium Member

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    btw roost are the only bare wood in the 1st pic and suspended from the ceiling.

    Scott
     

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