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

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

  1. ducks4you

    ducks4you Songster

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    Quote:QUIT FLAUNTING IT!!!!!! [​IMG]
     
  2. Ruth Ann

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    What a great looking job you have done!Your chickens will be proud to
    live in such a fine home!! When you are done...I hope you make your husband cook a big
    fancy feast...on his own. To show how hard it can be to do some of the things I bet you do for him
    all the time [​IMG]
    Looking forward to seeing your job all done.
     
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Free Ranging

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    Quote:[​IMG] YUP! [​IMG] And a beautiful 84 degrees today. We've had a gorgeous summer. (except for the gardens, my peaches are just now starting to ripen!)
     
  4. Happy Chooks

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    Quote:Thanks!

    Yes, I imagine in humid climates the OSB would be a terrible choice. But here in CA, everything is built with it. We do get hot, but rarely humid. (and our humid is NOTHING compared to your humid - I've been to Virginia in late August, don't know how you guys do it! [​IMG] ) Another difference for us is almost all of our storms where I am in CA come from the South. So my coops are arranged taking that into consideration. My coop is well vented with vents running the entire 12 ft length on both the East and West side. I'll be putting hardware cloth over to keep out predators.

    And yes, I'll be putting vinyl flooring in before I put up the interior wall. I will have a divided area for raising chicks/breeding/broodies and storage.

    I can't wait to get the outside done, so I can start on the inside. That's the fun part!!!!!
     
  5. ducks4you

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    I'm just getting started on my floor, and I was wondering if you or anybody else puts their in vinyl flooring in such a way that it can be removed and replaced in the future.
    ALSO, I'm posting everywhere (my BYC page and other threads) about the front door and bedding. HOW to you make it so that you can enter the coop and not have to deal with 3-4 inches of bedding, but still have the floor covered? I am considering mounting my door with one step DOWN into the coop. Whatcha think? Any other solutions?
     
  6. chickee

    chickee Crowing

    Quote:Yes, we put the vinyl flooring in without glue or tacs thinking that we could easily take it out and replace it in the future if needed. But I have to say it has held up so well that I don't think it will need to be replaced for a long time! And it was the cheapest vinyl we could find!! It is amazing how well it cleans up!! I use sand on it in my main chicken house which makes clean-up quick with a sifter!! [​IMG]
     
  7. chickee

    chickee Crowing

    Quote:[​IMG] YUP! [​IMG] And a beautiful 84 degrees today. We've had a gorgeous summer. (except for the gardens, my peaches are just now starting to ripen!)

    Hasn't the weather been great?! [​IMG] Starting to feel like fall though with the nights getting down into the 50's! Now one of the light Blue Wyandottes has gone broody! and the two dark blue hens finally gave up after weeks and weeks of sitting in the nesting boxes! What a broody breed these Blue Wyandottes are!!
     
  8. Happy Chooks

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    Quote:[​IMG] YUP! [​IMG] And a beautiful 84 degrees today. We've had a gorgeous summer. (except for the gardens, my peaches are just now starting to ripen!)

    Hasn't the weather been great?! [​IMG] Starting to feel like fall though with the nights getting down into the 50's! Now one of the light Blue Wyandottes has gone broody! and the two dark blue hens finally gave up after weeks and weeks of sitting in the nesting boxes! What a broody breed these Blue Wyandottes are!!

    Wow, another broody one? They have the broody fever.
     
  9. Happy Chooks

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    Quote:I glue my vinyl flooring on. I didn't want it curling. I'll do the same on this coop. My first coop, it's holding up really well.

    As for the front door and bedding, mine usually gets kicked away from the door. The feeder is right in front of the people door (which also has their pop door in it). So they kick the shavings away to get to the feed on the floor.

    A step down would work if you are not clumsy like me and go in after dark, forget it's there and fall and break your neck. [​IMG]
     
  10. chickee

    chickee Crowing

    Quote:Hasn't the weather been great?! [​IMG] Starting to feel like fall though with the nights getting down into the 50's! Now one of the light Blue Wyandottes has gone broody! and the two dark blue hens finally gave up after weeks and weeks of sitting in the nesting boxes! What a broody breed these Blue Wyandottes are!!

    Wow, another broody one? They have the broody fever.

    Yesterday I sold two of the lighter blue Wyandotte hens (not the broody.) If you change your mind about wanting the two dark hens let me know (I don't mind keeping them though if you still want them.) I have been getting quite a few calls lately for laying hens. I think it is because summer vacation is over and people are planning on being home now [​IMG]
     

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