Replaced my coop - UPDATE

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by yellowirenut, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. yellowirenut

    yellowirenut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went bigger and better.

    My old one was 4'x4' and cramped for my five hens. My new one is 5'x7' and tall enough to walk in! But there is a problem, I built it a bit to tall and it looks out of place. So instead of posting pics of my new build. After Easter lunch i am going to surgically slice and lower it 8" . I will be posting pics of the build and the modifications.
    the hens are trying to get used to there nesting boxes up instead of on the ground. I saw one fall out this morning and look up like "what happened?"
    Fair warning when i do post the pics its just a raw building at the moment..it needs trim.

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    I had built all the sections in my garage over the past few months. I think it looks to tall myself.
    the nesting boxers are not complete and where just a quick get it done for now thing.

    Finnaly got the lowering done. I first supported the roof. Next i cut the studds from the top plates then cut them again 9" below that. I then carfully lowerd the roof using the supports. it looks a lot better i think. More of a squat look than a tall and skiny.

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    all I need to do is add the trim work
     
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2012
  2. KimKimWilliamso

    KimKimWilliamso Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good Luck!!!! cant wait to see pics :) And enjoy your easter lunch! Man I love a good leftover turkey sandwhich!
     
  3. yellowirenut

    yellowirenut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Updated!
     
  4. duckinnut

    duckinnut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The girls must be thrilled.[​IMG] Looks good and its great to be able to go into the coop. Mine is 8x8 and wouldn't have it any other way. A friend of mine wanted me to help him build a coop 4x8 told him to go 8x8 by the time you put everything in it(4x8) you won't be able to walk.
     
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2012

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