Small Coop in progress photos

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Jennschics, Dec 27, 2014.

  1. Jennschics

    Jennschics In the Brooder

    Oct 11, 2014
    North Mississippi
    I would like to first say that I have NEVER built anything in my life. There may have been blood. Lots of cursing and I may only be half way done and already thinking of expanding.

    I looked at 10000's of photos. I wanted to save as much money as possible. And winged it ALL!

    To date I am at $150 (hardware cloth and roofing were the main budget buster)
    She stands 4x4 with a slopped roof 5' to about 4'.
    vinyl roofing (it isn't attached yet)
    Dutch doors
    When she is finished she will have a loft at the tallest part
    3 roosting areas
    2 exterior nesting boxes
    Hopefully an easily removable poop tray.


    Left side with huge window. Hoping to add removable plexiglass for nicer weather days. Right now there is hardware cloth for protection. The first and lowest roost will go there (had to remove because the girls wouldn't leave me alone)


    So far that is all. 4 weeks and I am way behind schedule. Go figure [​IMG].

    Now of course I feel like my girls will all fight and I should go ahead and start a new one just in case.
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2014
  2. Mahlzeit

    Mahlzeit Songster

    Jul 16, 2007
    Long Island NY
    That's a great start! Looks really nice.
  3. Jennschics

    Jennschics In the Brooder

    Oct 11, 2014
    North Mississippi
    Thank you! I'm so ready for it to be done!
  4. N F C

    N F C booooo!

    Dec 12, 2013
    You're doing good! Our coop is a converted large shed. On the back door we covered it with hardware cloth and attach plexiglass over it when the weather gets cold. I love that feature of our coop, it lets in lots of natural light and lots of air (especially when the plexiglass is off). Really like the way your coop is shaping up!

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