Update on Henry's Coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Natty Bumppo, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. Natty Bumppo

    Natty Bumppo Out Of The Brooder

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    Finally getting close to finished [​IMG]

    Enjoy the Pictures!

    Pictures were worth a thousand words when I was thinking this thing through so I tried to take a bunch to share. Just about every darn idea I built into this coop I got from the BYC site so to one and all

    THANKS!!!!

    wall framing and roofing
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    side vent framing
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    Vent door attached and a start on the siding
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    Peak vent framing
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    trenching in heavy guage welded wire predator fencing
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    siding around the window and door
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    finished vent closed
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    finished vent open
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    door design
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    open door
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    one door for the main run and a second for a segregation area
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    salvaged antique window
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    and even a salvaged solid stone block doorstep!!
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    from the front
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    I told my wife that I had three objectives when I built it. I wanted it outlast me LOL, I wanted it to look old and blend in with the rest of our farm buildings, and I wanted it to give our birds a good shelter. Now I just have to finish the inside space and set up the two runs.


    Thanks again to all for the great ideas on the BYC site:thumbsup
     
  2. chills

    chills Out Of The Brooder

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    OH WOW .. i think its awesome .. hope the chickens love it .. i think you succeeded ..
     
  3. DarkWolf

    DarkWolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is a really nice job, indeed... Was a little confused on why you started framing the walls like that, until I saw that it was board and baton sheeting.

    Nice work. [​IMG]
     
  4. OSUman

    OSUman GO BUCKS

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    do you have writen plans cause that looks AWSOME
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  5. GardeNerd

    GardeNerd Chillin' With My Peeps

    As I scrolled through the pictures- all I could think of was "WOW!"
     
  6. OutdoorFun4

    OutdoorFun4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice work. Great plan and excellent craftsmanship.
     
  7. jhart101

    jhart101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    VERY nice...excellent work! [​IMG]
     
  8. Schroeder

    Schroeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Beautiful! Why did you go with diagonal, rather than horizontal, cross framing?
     
  9. Leah-yes I know I'm crazy

    Leah-yes I know I'm crazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I could be wrong, but I think it adds to stability by keeping things square like the diagonal boards you see on barn doors.
     
  10. hungryhensfarm

    hungryhensfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, that looks great![​IMG] I wish I had something as nice as that. Maybe soon.
     

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