1. Buckhowdy

    Buckhowdy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2014
    Finally got the skin on the coop. The 18 chicks are out of the garage and in the coop![​IMG]

    Just need to trim it, paint it, screen the eves, put a roof on it, etc...
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Nice! What a relief, huh?

    I'd get that OSB 'ramp' out of there until it's smoothed down and has cleats installed, don't want any feet with splinters.
  3. Eagleeyeice

    Eagleeyeice Chillin' With My Peeps

    Wow, nice job, they should be very happy in there.
    What are you going to side it with?

    Love the steeple. You just gotta put something on top of it.
  4. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 27, 2014
    Central Oregon
    Absolutely! You don't want your girls to start coming down with bumblefoot!
  5. Buckhowdy

    Buckhowdy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2014
    When I was putting the OSB on the roof the first piece went on upside down. I thought I was going to slide off the roof. I then read the warning "this side down". I pulled the nails and flipped it. The side that they are standing on has a texture to it that gives it some friction and no splinters, at least so far.

    I was just going to side it with paint, but now you have got me thinking. Stucco is a lot of work. Aluminum might look good. Probably stick with paint.

    Definitely need a rooster weather vane on top!
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2014
  6. Wxguru

    Wxguru Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 2, 2014
    EXCELLENT looking! If you paint the exterior of the OSB, I would do atleast 3 coats. The floor in our coop is OSB, and I did 4 coats on both sides since the bottom is facing the ground (not on the ground). OSB will swell like crazy if moisture gets to unpainted areas. You might consider "trimming" all of the areas you have exposed corners on so that it is protected from the elements. Even though that side is textured on the ramp, splinters still are gonna happen. You really should change it out for a 2x6 or a couple of pieces of 2x4 attached together and then cleated as suggested. But heck of a good job. It is gonna be a beauty! :)
  7. Buckhowdy

    Buckhowdy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2014
    Thanks for the compliments. I'll put a roof on it, trim and paint it asap. I need to put some flashing in the critical areas. I'll get some solid wood ramps and redo the roosts. Kind of a relief to finally get them in their new house.

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