The Chicken Shack - Construction

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by jmbinfo, Nov 15, 2010.

  1. jmbinfo

    jmbinfo Out Of The Brooder

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    The process of "thinking about building a coop" to "building a coop" only lasted 3 days. We have "broke ground" lol!

    I am building a 6ft x 7ft coop with a run approx. 10ft x 6ft. After "weekend #1" we have a base! I underestimated the complexity of getting the base "square". I was off by about 3 inches so I just squared it up with the plywood sheeting. I'll have some "filler" to do later but at least my walls will be "square".

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    More pics and progress to come!
     
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2010
  2. ADozenGirlz

    ADozenGirlz The Chicken Chick[IMG]emojione/assets/png/00ae.png

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    Quote:Great start and beautiful location!! [​IMG] You'll have to be sure to predator-proof the heck out of that coop in that location for sure.

    How many chickens are you planning to have (planning being the operative word!)?
    Keep us posted!
     
  3. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    It feels good taking that first step, doesn't it??? [​IMG]
     
  4. Cargo

    Cargo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is amazing how hard it can be to get "square".
    Makes me respect builders that much more.
     
  5. jmbinfo

    jmbinfo Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Thanks! Yeah, we have pretty much all of your "common Chicken getters" out here. Raccoons, Coyotes, Hawks, etc.

    I'm "planning" on starting with 4 but I think I can go up to about 10 chickens with this size? ( 4sqft per chicken, 7ftx6ft = 42sqft/4 = 10ish???
     
  6. cfdf

    cfdf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Lookin good! Have you ever heard of chicken math? [​IMG] You'll have 10 ish in no time! [​IMG] Keep us posted on your progress. We LOVE pictures on here! [​IMG]
     
  7. grandmaof5

    grandmaof5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lookin' good! Keep those pictures coming.
     
  8. jmbinfo

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    Alright, we are getting closer!


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  9. OkChickens

    OkChickens Orpingtons Are Us

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    The coop looks great!!!! Chicken math is a Wonderful thing!

    -Nate
     
  10. mgw

    mgw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks really nice, good job so far. Looking foreword to more progress pics
     

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