Smuvers 1st CP (Cattle Panel) Coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Smuvers Farm, Dec 2, 2017.

  1. Smuvers Farm

    Smuvers Farm Melvin Up the Taterhole Premium Member

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    I will TRY to post a cost analysis along with the photos however, YMMV because we had some of the materials already. It was really amazing to myself and DH at how easily this thing came together!



    Cutting down 2 boards to an 8ft. length.

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    8ft x 8ft frame.

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    2 cattle panels, overlapped. There's our hobbit door to under our house in the background.

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    We already had the boards and nails, so *free*. Each cattle panel was $18.99 on sale for Black Friday. So far, we're at $40!
     
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    Smuvers Farm Melvin Up the Taterhole Premium Member

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    ......continued.............



    Fence staples, which we already had, to hold the panels to the frame.

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    Checking the fit to the existing run opening.

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    Adding hardware cloth across the entire frame. (That's the DH). I believe we used about half of a $60 roll, so $30 worth. We're at $70 cost!!!

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  3. penny1960

    penny1960 la la land awaits Premium Member

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    intend to put a pole building up to replace my original coop but planning a pretty simple building already have post's is all winter here is very wet
     
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    Smuvers Farm Melvin Up the Taterhole Premium Member

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    Covered in a tarp, held by bungee cords. We already had all of it.

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    Empty cat litter containers screwed into wood to hold them in place as nesting boxes (free). If you look close, you can see the bald spot where the other coop used to sit... and see the HUGE difference in size from that one to this!!

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    A small issued arose, so we needed to use a panel from a dog run for the back. We'll be framing up a door ASAP.

    We placed a temporary roost in by using a 2x4 wedged into 2 saw horses.

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    Smuvers Farm Melvin Up the Taterhole Premium Member

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    The blue tote is for Xena and the Nuggets, as they all still nest together. We're gonna move them over tonight.

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    This is it for now. I'll update once we get the door framed in.
     
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  6. BYCforlife

    BYCforlife Overrun With Chickens

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    Looking good so far! :thumbsup
     
  7. Smuvers Farm

    Smuvers Farm Melvin Up the Taterhole Premium Member

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    Thanks! I appreciate that.
     
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  8. Ruralhideaway

    Ruralhideaway Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's great! I'm considering options to expand right now also. I want a covered run expansion as my current covered run seems to be merging into coop. So this is extra interesting.
     
  9. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Flock Master

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    My first coop build was a CP. 8 x 8 with raised loft across the back 4 x 8. The addition of the loft, and closing that in with plywood made for some interesting framing and construction. The flock still loves that old coop, and go running to it every chance they get. They stand outside and stare longingly into it b/c it houses a single roo right now.
     
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  10. Sassysouth

    Sassysouth Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks good!
     

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