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The Cochin Condo - Edited 10/23/11 - DONE (enough)!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Reyvaughn, Aug 21, 2011.

  1. Reyvaughn

    Reyvaughn Songster

    Mar 10, 2011
    Northeast Pennsylvania
    This project started around June 26th and here we are, almost two months later and I am finally going to post it on the forum because we are almost done!

    The story is on my BYC page, along with more pictures and a half of an explanation as to why it's just not to this stage. I'll give you the gist of it quickly, though. I got three Mille Fleur Bantam Cochins as a start to my own project from Erin (Msbear) on June 18th. I took my time drawing out coop options and finally came up with a 4x8 double coop to house my Cochins. It started with a 18" high run on the ground, a 2' to almost 4 1/2' inside area. I then added a half 2nd floor and placed the roost bar higher than that for a total of 4 levels. The entire build is a little over 6' with enough room for about 8 or 9 bantam Cochins on each side. I will eventually be building 4x8' runs to attach to the front of the coop.

    I am down to attaching the roofing, making the side doors, attaching wheels and hardware, attaching hardware cloth to the bottom and painting! There are some other small things I should do, like raise the inside ramp edges to keep the bedding in. I should also make a small edge on the 1/2 floor to keep bedding up there, too.

    Here's the most up to date picture, taken about 4hrs ago!


    We're so close! I can't wait to get the Cochins in it!

    Last edited: Oct 23, 2011

  2. Hopper

    Hopper In the Brooder

    Aug 5, 2011
    looks great.... and I completely understand how things can take longer than they should...but your reward will be sweet! [​IMG]
  3. Reyvaughn

    Reyvaughn Songster

    Mar 10, 2011
    Northeast Pennsylvania
    OMG - 3 months and 18 days later...

    IT'S DONE! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Here's the interior now that's it's done:

    And here's the way I decided to do the doors:
    * Please see my BYC page to see the rest of the pictures! *

    I will be putting plastic over the screen in the winter. Of course, I plan on making plywood inserts that will be held in with the screen window/door twist things I am using on the doors now. I just don't have the plywood to tackle that at the moment.

    I need an ice, cold beer...
  4. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms Premium Member

    Sep 20, 2009
    On the Farm!
    Looking good!! [​IMG]
  5. PoemSpinner

    PoemSpinner In the Brooder

    Oct 23, 2011
    Portland, OR
    Very awesome coop!
  6. wava1vaughn

    wava1vaughn Songster

    Jun 24, 2011
    Cairo Ga.
    Hi from Ga. [​IMG]

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