The neverending coop project. *Update - IT'S DONE!!!!!!*

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Happy Chooks, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Free Ranging

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    Mudpaw......Thanks, and good luck building yours!



    I just finished the siding on the North Side. Very tricky cutting the cement siding around the pop door, window and people door. Not to mention the angles! I stink at angles, I knew there was a reason I hated geometry!

    So the siding is now DONE!!!!![​IMG] Now on to caulking and paint. (that I can do!) Then on to the worst part of the project..............roofing. [​IMG] After the roof is done, then the outside will be complete! Then it's on to the fun stuff, the inside of the coop.
     
  2. Knock Kneed Hen

    Knock Kneed Hen California Dream'in Chickens

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    It's beeeeeeeeeautiful!!
     
  3. ECreech81

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    Love Love Love your coop. The Next one I build is gonna be that style. But May I make a Suggestion? Is that fence I see in The back the run? If So, I had One just like it and I had a dog wriggle/dig under. The solution I had was adding slabs of wood all along the Bottom from post to post. Unfortunitaly I lost 7 of 12 Chickens before I got my solution....[​IMG] Hate to see anyone else go thru it.
     
  4. The Sheriff

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    Looks good Kelly. I can't upload pictures either. I can type in the whole URL address but the copy/paste function doesn't work on BYC. It's been this way for days. I can copy/paste everywhere else, just not here. [​IMG]
     
  5. Happy Chooks

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    Quote:Yes, that's the fence to our garden. My orchard (where the first coop is) is fenced with the same non climb fencing. We are on 5 acres, and it is completely fenced also. So any dogs would have to get through 2 fences. I appreciate the concern, but you would have to know my property. We have several dogs around that roam, but they do not get onto our property.
     
  6. Pineywoods Peepers

    Pineywoods Peepers Certified Poultry Accruer

    Quote:I dunno. Caulking and painting, but especially caulking, hardiboard is tedious and time consuming. Hubby and I fixed up a place on the lake last year, and we replaced the old Masonite siding with hardi. He caulked for half a day and got about 1/2 of one side of the house done. I finally told him, call the painter. They got it caulked and painted in one day - a project that would have taken us many weekends to wrap up. I guess it helps to know the tricks of the trade.

    But maybe it'll go quicker for you since the chicken house is smaller than our fixer upper, plus you're probably a little more motivated to finish your project than my hubby was. [​IMG]

    The coop is looking great! I'm sure you're chomping at the bit to get done - especially with the end in sight....

    Rachel
     
  7. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

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    A thing of beauty is a joy forever. [​IMG]
     
  8. Happy Chooks

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    Caulking is now done. You can't see the pics though, cuz it's not pretty. Gotta cover it with paint first. [​IMG]

    Now on to primer and paint. I borrowed my step dad's paint sprayer, so hopefully it will go fast.
     
  9. ducks4you

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    Lovely building job. DH and I just starting our coop, after LOADS of planning. I just wanted to mention (since I've visited California) that anybody who wants to replicate your design needs to change ONE thing, if they live where there's a lot of humidity. If I were to build your coop here, in Illinois I would NOT use OSB for the walls, because the weather here and humidity here will destroy it. If I panelled the outside, it would, in Illinois be an oven in the summer and a cold box in the winter.

    HOWEVER, it is SO DRY in California, I am sure that your birds will be comfortable. It all works there, just wouldn't work here.
    We have decided to build a "Floating" building that rests on cement blocks. We'll be using three, 8 ft. long, 4 inch x 6 inch supports, and they will be screwed to tongue-in-groove, then we'll build the walls on top of that, using plywood for the walls. I have an OSB door that I put on top replace the loft barn door that was a goner, and it's ripped and falling apart after 5 years. (I WILL take pictures of this and the rest to post on my page, I promise, this weekend!)
    I LOVE how clean your lines are, and how the corners are all squared neatly!! You have great looking molding, too, even that around the pop-door. You have shown great attention to detail. Are you going to put in a vinyl floor?
     
  10. The Sheriff

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    Humidity, what's humidity? We don't know nothing 'bout no stinking humidity! Right Kelly? Like we say here in CA, "yes, it's 112 degrees, but it's a dry heat." [​IMG]
     

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