STARTED NEW COOP

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by MARANMAN2011, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. MARANMAN2011

    MARANMAN2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    HERES THE START TO OUR NEW COOP!
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    Last edited: Feb 7, 2012
  2. kiwiegg

    kiwiegg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm jealous - in my world the ground will be frozen for quite a while...oh well, building indoors!
     
  3. ScottM

    ScottM Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ditto
     
  4. MARANMAN2011

    MARANMAN2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    2 walls went up today 2 to go!!!!!!!
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  5. Chemguy

    Chemguy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looking good! I started out trying to repurpose pallets, gave up immediately when some treated plywood and about 40 2x4's came my way. How did you take the pallets apart? I spent a lot of time with a hammer, prybar and vise grips......wondering if you had a different approach. I'm looking to build again, still have a go-to for pallets.
     
  6. jeepguy982001

    jeepguy982001 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks good but i'd at least double up the supports it stands on just my 2 cents.
     
  7. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You should put some braces on the upper corners of those stands. The whole structure will wobble if you don't use some braces. All you need is short pieces of wood in the corners. This will be especially important when you have to step into the coop to collect eggs or clean the coop.
     
  8. MARANMAN2011

    MARANMAN2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the advice everyone I dont build much still learning. About braking down palletts I used a sawsall to cut nails! Ill post more.
     
  9. ThinkingChickens

    ThinkingChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm so excited you are reusing materials. I would recommend making the bottom bracers all 4"x4" posts and put them in cement. That will prevent any wind from knocking your structure over.
     
  10. MARANMAN2011

    MARANMAN2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK got more done today!
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