Rafters are almost up!!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by SandyK, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. SandyK

    SandyK Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 8, 2009
    Eldersburg, Maryland
    Now I feel like we are really making headway on our new coop. Size is a 12' x 16', the first four feet will be a storage room with water! I'm so excited to have water in the coop along with electric. Hubby is doing a great job, but lots of hard work especially in with the high 90 degrees we've had lately.

    We've gotten so many good ideas from everyone posting on the site. Thank you for sharing. Today we will finish up the last rafter and then start on the plywood for the roof. Please let us know if there is anything you see that we didn't think about.

    BTW, yesterday while we were building, a big hawk came and sat right in the lower branches of the big tree in the picture looking over at my girls. Thank goodness we have them covered. We see and hear them flying in the woods all day long.

  2. michelle1017

    michelle1017 Goat Mama

    Aug 21, 2008
    Wow! It is starting to look really nice! Storage is a must. Looking forward to seeing the finished project!
  3. Tigerjane

    Tigerjane Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 17, 2010
    Pflugerville, TX
    Looks great! How long have you guys been building?
  4. SandyK

    SandyK Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 8, 2009
    Eldersburg, Maryland
    Last Saturday we started on the walls. DH took off this week to work on it. Up until that point we had been using a couple hours in the evenings and weekends to put the foundations and floor in along with running water pipe and electricity down. Now the fun part where we can see it coming together more.

  5. mgw

    mgw Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2010
    Eastern Wa.
    wow nice big size & awesome setting.
  6. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    It looks great. I love that you have so many windows in it.
  7. SycolinWoodsChickens

    SycolinWoodsChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2010
    Northern Virginia
    Nice coop! How many chickens do you have?
  8. joletabey

    joletabey SDWD!!!!

    Apr 9, 2009
    western NC
    That is going to be fantastic!
  9. SandyK

    SandyK Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 8, 2009
    Eldersburg, Maryland
    Originally we had 8 for the first year, now I've added 8 more, so 16. Today we were working on the roof. It's just hubby and I, so lifting those panels are heavy! We had a storm, so we only got 2 done. Back tomorrow bright and early. My chickens can start laying those golden eggs any time now!!
  10. Carpe DiHen

    Carpe DiHen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2010
    El Dorado County, CA
    Really nice! Lot's a light and shade!

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