Progress on the 6 X6 Coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by OutdoorFun4, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. OutdoorFun4

    OutdoorFun4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am posting this because I have used so many of the ideas that I have found on this site. Like everyone else ....I will pass on my mistakes and small victories.

    It's 6X6.

    So far, I am very happy with the nest boxes and the floor.
    My wife found a remnant piece of industrial lino at a discount store.
    I got the windows for a good price on e-bay.


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    Thing I would change:
    I didn't leave enough space over the nest boxes. I guess they can sit up there and watch me do yard work.

    I threw some tar paper on the roof to keep out some rain until next weekend. I have to admit, I have had more fun on this project than most! And weekends don't come soon enough.

    I have had some help from great friends and my kids. A lot of memories are being made.

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    Next steps:
    Trim
    Roofing
    Siding
    Doors
    Run - I need to figure out the best way to level the run.

    Comments and suggestions welcomed. I will update my progress as I go.
     
  2. brooster

    brooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Look good, i really like the windows. Dont get too excited and forget to take pictures along the way! [​IMG]
     
  3. ashley12

    ashley12 Out Of The Brooder

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    Looks great. That makes me want to build a new coop.
     
  4. selinagil

    selinagil Chillin' With My Peeps

    Lookin' good! [​IMG] and yes the chickens will sit up there and watch you do yard work! [​IMG]
     
  5. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks great so far [​IMG]
     
  6. jhart101

    jhart101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] VERY NICE! Good job.
     
  7. sillybirds

    sillybirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Excellent! That looks very well constructed. The only suggestion I might have would be to make more overhang, particularly over the nest box access (I wish I had of done that on mine), if it's not already too late.

    Have you decided where you are going to put the roosts?
     
  8. plreef

    plreef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks great, but I would suggest a ridge vent on the roof. The more air circulation the better. What kind of siding are you going to use?

    Jas
     
  9. will hunt for food

    will hunt for food Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think the gable vent will work, as long as you put in another one on the opposite wall. Maybe you can slope the top of the nest box going toward the window? Anything to keep them from pooping all over them.
     
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  10. OutdoorFun4

    OutdoorFun4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do plan on a gable vent on the other side. The large opening under that is for ventilation. 32"X32" opening with hardware cloth.

    The siding will be cedar shakes.

    Thanks for the tips! Keep them coming.
     
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2009

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