the number one rule of coop building

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by bturbo87, May 16, 2010.

  1. bturbo87

    bturbo87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    BUILD IN PLACE!!!!!! do NOT build it in your drive way, then try and take it to the backyard where your wife wants it, especially if you have a big ole backyard. Now please excuse me while i go pass out.
     
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  2. joletabey

    joletabey SDWD!!!!

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  3. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, yes. We learned that rule the hard way, too.

    I built my coop in the garage, changed my mind about where I wanted to put it, realized it was too wide to squeeze throught the fence gate, had to take a panel off the fence, and just barely managed to squeak it though with only about a quarter of an inch clearance (if that) on both sides. Plus my husband and I just barely escaped hernias.

    Yup. Good rule.
     
  4. MissEllie

    MissEllie Out Of The Brooder

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  5. my3jsons

    my3jsons Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We feel your pain. We built in my husbands shop, 5 miles away. Had to use a forklift to move it to the trailer and then a crane to set it in place. My husband still hasn't recovered from all the work, he's still passed out on the floor. See my page for pics of the crane... [​IMG]
     
  6. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady

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  7. CTChick

    CTChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gosh, it's good to know I'm not the only idiot who has done this! Yup, built it in the driveway then it took three of us to lug it UPHILL and set it in place. Too funny! Laura
     
  8. mediazeal

    mediazeal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Of course, but do not ignore rule #2
    Always build bigger than you can possibly imagine in your wildiest dreams you would ever need
    cause you are going to need more room very soon
    this is part of why it is important to build in place as well since you have to build BIG!
     
  9. gogoalie

    gogoalie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Location location location! It's not just a real estate catch phrase!
     
  10. acid_chipmunk

    acid_chipmunk Polish Silkies d'Uccles O my!

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    Quote:Of course, but do not ignore rule #2
    Always build bigger than you can possibly imagine in your wildiest dreams you would ever need
    cause you are going to need more room very soon
    this is part of why it is important to build in place as well since you have to build BIG!

    Hubby learned both rule #1 and rule #2 when building our first coop. Second time around, he remembered! [​IMG]
     

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