Started building the coop today!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Beckyinma, May 20, 2010.

  1. Beckyinma

    Beckyinma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are pictures of our coop progress. Didn't think we'd get this far today, but it's coming along well. Sheathing will be next along with getting the windows and vents cut and framed in. Thanks for looking.

    Floor, it is 4x6 with joists 18" on center

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    front wall has a 2x3' clean out door, and pop will be on the right.
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    back wall will have egg door, 12x24 open-able window and vents along the top
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    getting ready for the sides which will each have a 12x12" open-able window and vents along the top
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    sides all on
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    rafters ready to fasten
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    I'm terribly sunburnt, that's it for today!
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  2. BankerJohn

    BankerJohn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lookin good! Please keep posting pics during the progress. WE LOVE TO SEE PICTURES
     
  3. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    [​IMG] Wow! You guys got a LOT done in one day! Great job...keep us updated.
     
  4. Baymen Moe

    Baymen Moe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great start Becky. Hello from a fellow Bay Stater.

    Bill
     
  5. ChixMama

    ChixMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Holy Chicken Wings, Batman---that's a LOT for one day!!! [​IMG] Great job!! [​IMG]
     
  6. Beckyinma

    Beckyinma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks all! Just drew these up quickly, as I'm going to make a coop page on here at some point.

    They are not exact, just from my sunburned memory! LOL, and they are NOT to scale. [​IMG]

    Anything in green is done in a previous or not-yet-completed step.

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  7. TipsyDog

    TipsyDog Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2009
    Aregua, Paraguay
    Looking Good! My only regret when we built our coop was not making the "people door" bigger. Mine is a bit bigger than yours and I still get annoyed with it everyday. But, you may be younger (and thinner) than me! [​IMG]
     
  8. Beckyinma

    Beckyinma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:HA! Tipsy, that made me giggle. My plan is to have my little kids get in there if necessary (6 and 7.5). I'm the kind of mom that makes them help, especially if they WANT any of the eggs that come out of these girls. Both the kids LOVE eggs on the weekends, so they're gonna have to do a little work for them.. LOL. They're little enough to get in there for sure.
     
  9. TipsyDog

    TipsyDog Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2009
    Aregua, Paraguay
    Quote:HA! Tipsy, that made me giggle. My plan is to have my little kids get in there if necessary (6 and 7.5). I'm the kind of mom that makes them help, especially if they WANT any of the eggs that come out of these girls. Both the kids LOVE eggs on the weekends, so they're gonna have to do a little work for them.. LOL. They're little enough to get in there for sure.

    Sounds like a plan! But don't feed them too many eggs or they won't fit in there for long! [​IMG]
     

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