Started my coop/run today

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by jakesbigpapa, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. jakesbigpapa

    jakesbigpapa Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi folks...thanks for all the great info you've all been giving me. Started my coop/run today. Thought I'd share the days progress, since the whole concept is inspired by BYC member designs.

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  2. horseshowmomnv

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    Looks good, that is about the same spot we are at, the bottom frame! I feel better just getting that done. Looks like your little guys wants to help!
     
  3. jakesbigpapa

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    I used him as an excuse for this project....he's very excited, but I'm totally addicted, and I don't even have any chickens yet. March 26 we pick up our first chicks. I ordered 3 speckled sussex an d 3 golden comets. Chicken math is prevailing, and I think I'm adding 3 or 4more chicks to the order.
     
  4. jakesbigpapa

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    Day 2 is underway.....we're expecting snow, so this is all I'm going to get done today.

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    Last edited: Mar 4, 2012
  5. jakesbigpapa

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    Making progress on the coop.[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  6. mikecnorthwest

    mikecnorthwest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks great... can't wait to see it when done. What type of wood are you using for the ground contact? I think they're 4x4's?
     
  7. jakesbigpapa

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    Thanks...I used 4x4 pt for the foundation. For the rest of the framing I just used standard 2x4s.
     
  8. davisfamily

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    Can you get any more close ups of the nest boxes? I like that design, but I won't need them for a few more months.
    Looks like a very nice setup!
    Dan
     
  9. jakesbigpapa

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    Sure...if I were doing it again, I'd use standard plywood, instead of the zipsystem, roofing board I used. I thought it would be good, because of the moisture barrier on the outside, but it's not very sturdy for this application. I'll get a couple of photos and some dimensions for you next time I get to work on it. It's all sealed beneath a tarp right now.
     
  10. wilbilt

    wilbilt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Note to self: Next time, fill the base frame with the gravel and sand BEFORE building the rest of the coop. Because shoveling it in through a doorway too narrow for a wheelbarrow is going to suck. [​IMG]
     

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