Start the playhouse coop conversion today need some advice.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by meathook, Aug 8, 2009.

  1. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Looking forward to progress pics..... [​IMG]
     
  2. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Songster

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    [​IMG] & you are doing all this before they come!

    WOW!!!
     
  3. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

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    smart idear with the kids playswing![​IMG]
     
  4. meathook

    meathook In the Brooder

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    Some updates...

    I decided to shorten it a bit but still leave enough room for the chickens to get underneath.

    Gabby backs the truck in with the lumber.
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    Putting on the roof. The planks are recycled decking.
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    A few of the walls starting to go in with insulation in place.
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  5. chaoschicken

    chaoschicken Cackleberry Crazy

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    Wow, looking really good.


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  6. meathook

    meathook In the Brooder

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    Making some progress. This is tree fort building at it's finest. There is no 16" on center here just get it done.

    I think if I were building this from scratch it would have been done long ago. Trying to "make" things work takes a lot of time. Also things are not even close to plumb which takes longer to make "look" right. It also has not been as cheap as I thought it would be. I used a ton of recycled wood and shingles but needed the OSB for inside and the siding for the outside. Probably once I get the wire and such for the run I will be pushing $200 or more. Someday someone will tear this thing down and wonder what the heck I was thinking when I built it.

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    Hopefully we will be pulling eggs out of this door in 4-5 months.
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  7. meathook

    meathook In the Brooder

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    Siding is done interior work except the floor is done. Next paint, build the windows and the doors, then trim everything in and build the run. Chicks turn 4 weeks on Monday time is going by too fast.

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  8. meathook

    meathook In the Brooder

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    More progress. Got most of the painting done today inside and out.

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    Made these windows today. The glass is tinted. I wanted clear but I had the tinted so the price was right. Once I put up the rest of the trim it will be the same color as the window trim. They are the same size but they don't look it in the picture.
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    Left to do (seems like a lot):
    Mount the doors and windows.
    Linoleum flooring.
    Mount the nest boxes and roost.
    Build the run.
    Paint and apply trim and soffit vents.
     
  9. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Enabler

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    Looks great....you forgot to add one thing to the TO DO list though.....

    - add chickens:) then enjoy !!!!!
     
  10. dlfridie

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    I love what you did with the place!

    Can't wait to see the final pics w/ chicks in there.
     

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