Starting my new coop! Input welcome!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Husker Hens, Oct 1, 2015.

  1. Husker Hens

    Husker Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks! It kinda just seems like I'm back to where I was, but It was nice building it in our garage where all our tools were. Plus we didn't have power at my new place till 2 days ago so it would have been almost impossible to start till yesterday had we waited to build on site.
     
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Well, it's always faster the second time...and this should even faster than that.
    Building for dis- and re-assembly takes some extra skill.
     
  3. Husker Hens

    Husker Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    It takes much more screws and much less nails for sure! But then again screws are safer for us so its not so hard to redo stuff ;)

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    Got the roof and stairs on
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  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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  5. Husker Hens

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    Got the roof on and shingled
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    And started priming the inside
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    ...and now I'm not quite sure how to proceed. Not sure how to make the chicken doors and things. I'll have to do some research on here.
     
  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Looking good, lots of options for pop doors...are you going to have a run?
     
  7. Husker Hens

    Husker Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    I am going to have a run. Plan is 16X16' run with the side of the coop that has the two pop doors in the run and the rest sticking out. 1/2" hardware cloth top and sides with a skirt around the perimeter.
     
  8. Husker Hens

    Husker Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Got it sided with some discount siding (hence the rainbow effect)
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    Other side of the technicolor dream coop...
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    And I just started on the run
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  9. Husker Hens

    Husker Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Been working here and there on the run between cold snaps and snowstorms. Looks like we don't have to move till sometime mid to late February so it hasn't been a huge priority (it's nicer to work inside on the human coop where there's heat :) )
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    I did get the hardware cloth buried before the ground completely froze.
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    I have about half the lid on
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    And mostly finished the gate today
     
  10. AlHawk

    AlHawk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Coop looking good. It must be nice to not have to buy pressure treated lumber for wood touching the ground. Our termites would have that eaten before summer was over. Keep up the good work.
     

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