Red Barn Tractor Coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by thuyandme, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. thuyandme

    thuyandme Out Of The Brooder

    About 1/2 way done (I Hope!) with our Red Barn Tractor. Few Pics of the process so far!!!

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    One side panel complete


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    Sides Assembled, Back door not cut

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    From the Top!

    So, Decision Point. Was planning on putting roosting pole over the open space, and covering the opening with wire mesh for Chickens to walk on. Was going to cover the plywood with linoleum. WWYD? Hoping to finish opening in back and get roof supports on tonight.
     
  2. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good Job !!!
     
  3. bnjrob

    bnjrob Overrun With Chickens

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    Terrific!

    Someone else had a great idea of using roll-on rubber roof coating for the floor - I liked that idea.

    I think linoleum for the sides would be great.
     
  4. wekiva bird

    wekiva bird Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    looks fabulous!!! how many ladies will it be calling home? will you putting on another rafter in the middle?
     
  6. thuyandme

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    Looking at 4 hens (2 Buckeyes, 2 Barred Rocks). This will be inside a 5x12 tractor, supported by 2x4's . I had planned on putting linoleum on the floor, and contact paper on the walls?? The roll-on rubber roof coating sounds like something to look into. I did go ahead and change the construction to put in a solid floor. Read several threads about the mesh / wire floor, and too worried about toes to give it a go... Maybe the next one! :)
     
  7. thuyandme

    thuyandme Out Of The Brooder

    Few more pics, Hope to put in the linoleum floor tomorrow....

    Should I Paint the inside??? What about contact paper??

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    Had to move it inside as we are expecting rain!
     
  8. Cpntherfan

    Cpntherfan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks awesome
     
  9. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I rather paint inside, they lasts longer than contact paper. contact paper may peel, cracked, or can come off with humidity.
     
  10. thuyandme

    thuyandme Out Of The Brooder

    Birds should be here tomorrow!!!! Few more pics of the progress, and the work I need to do TONIGHT!!!

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    Linoleum Down on Floor (12x12) tiles

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    Some Trim on...

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