Savannah Playhouse Coop with Pics * Update Oct 18th, Crunched the roof

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by MichiganWoods, Oct 13, 2008.

  1. MichiganWoods

    MichiganWoods DD (Artistic Digital Diva)

    Oct 6, 2008
    West Michigan
    This is the smaller (5'11"x4'4") of our two coops. The big one (8'x12') is for laying hens and a roo, but this one will be the chicken infirmary [​IMG].


    According to the box, you're supposed to have two people putting this together. I didn't need any assistance (though my aching body is telling me otherwise!) until it came to putting the roof panels on. I got creative in getting the first one up, but when my husband finally rolled in from work, I had him stand there and hold the remaining 5 panels while I screwed them into place. Finally gave up for the evening when the sun started setting, and my power drill ran out of juice. [​IMG]

    So here it is after getting all the walls drilled and screwed together, then assembled into a standing structure.

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    Here it is with the rafters assembled and attached.

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    And here it is with the roof! There are a few more decorative shingles to add before it "looks" done.

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    Last edited: Oct 18, 2008
  2. chickflick

    chickflick Overrun With Chickens

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    Cute coop! [​IMG]
     
  3. miron28

    miron28 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That looks Aaah...Some [​IMG]
     
  4. porteryork

    porteryork Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fabulous! Where did you get this one?
     
  5. MichiganWoods

    MichiganWoods DD (Artistic Digital Diva)

    Oct 6, 2008
    West Michigan
    [​IMG] Thanks!

    Got this at Toys'R'Us for $249. I thought it was a pretty good deal.
     
  6. miron28

    miron28 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    $ 249 i wish i would have none that! i would of got one too! [​IMG]
     
  7. NancyDz

    NancyDz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2008
    Dutch Flat, CA
    Very cute! I got a similar one but square instead rectangular and am in the process of putting it together too. I'm going to use one window for an external nest box so I can have more room inside.

    Keep us updated. Oh wait is this where you are going to put the nest boxes that you posted? That will be nice!

    Nancy
     
  8. MichiganWoods

    MichiganWoods DD (Artistic Digital Diva)

    Oct 6, 2008
    West Michigan
    Oh no, the nest boxes are going inside of my 8'x12' coop. This one is for my sick chickies, aka, The Infirmary. I was told in no uncertain terms that I'd want a separate housing unit to place any sick/injured chickens in, so I'm just trying to prepare myself.
     
  9. chickenfever

    chickenfever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I've never heard of someone having a coop just for sick or injured chickens.
     
  10. MichiganWoods

    MichiganWoods DD (Artistic Digital Diva)

    Oct 6, 2008
    West Michigan
    The lady a few blocks away from me does. She'd be the one that told me to get a second structure. [​IMG] If I end up not needing it for that, then I'll put broodies in there.
     
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2008

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