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Turning an old shed into a coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by jdurand, Mar 15, 2009.

  1. jdurand

    jdurand New Egg

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    We're in the process of converting an old shed into a coop. Most of the wood is scrap.

    Pictures as we make process are posted here:
    http://interstellar.com/photos/Chickens/Coop_Construction/

    We're currently putting a good coating of Varathane Spar Urethane on all the interior wood and the new center post.

    There will be double-glazed windows in the upper doors (scrap greenhouse windows) and the lower doors will be screened with the ability to slip in plastic covers for really cold/rainy weather.

    Pictures of the chicks are here:
    http://interstellar.com/photos/Chickens
     
  2. jdurand

    jdurand New Egg

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    I just wanted to mention that the coop is finished. The finished coop is here:
    http://interstellar.com/photos/Chickens/Coop_Construction/2009-04-23_Done.JPG

    and the other pictures are still in the main folders:
    http://interstellar.com/photos/Chickens

    and

    http://interstellar.com/photos/Chickens/Coop_Construction

    We're starting the enclosed run today (about 7' x 35') and will probably post some pictures of it along the way, but runs aren't as interesting as coops.

    The coop is mostly scrap materials with some new bits from Home Depot and ACE hardware. The run will have more new materials as we don't have a source for enough scrap lumber and are about out of wire cloth.
     
  3. GardeNerd

    GardeNerd Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nice Job!, very solid looking too.
     
  4. ducks4you

    ducks4you Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]:woot:woot

    Wish I could build as well as you!!!![​IMG]
     
  5. StrawberryHouseMouse

    StrawberryHouseMouse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 23, 2009
    Cleveland, Tennessee
    Did you stain the wood?
     

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