Using a fast framer?What about roof? Need advice **UPDATE post #10**

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by havi, Dec 6, 2008.

  1. havi

    havi [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Si

    Mar 23, 2008
    Waco, Texas
    ***UPDATE ON POST # 10***

    Right now I have a 4ft x 8ft chicken coop(SEE ORANGE) and the run is 4ft wide by ... I think 12 ft(not too sure on that though) long. I now have the money to buy ALL the material for a new coop. For the run I will be using 4x4's(already have) and then using the wire I have on the run right now to wrap around the 4x4's. The new coop(SEE RED) will go behind the current coop and the new run will go where the old coop is and part of where the run is as well.


    So my problem is....

    I know there is no way this coop will be done in one weekend. What do I do with the chickens, 6 of them, until its done? I could always build the coop while they are still in the old one, but what about when I move/tear down the old coop and try and put up my new run? Cause Im going to be using all the wire from the old run for the new run Im building. Anyone have any ideas?



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    Last edited: Dec 7, 2008
  2. mrsengeseth

    mrsengeseth Chillin' With My Peeps

    can you take them into the garage or shed? In dog crates? Can the old coop be put into the garage until you are done??
     
  3. FrontPorchIndiana

    FrontPorchIndiana Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2008
    Indiana
    Can you just keep them inside the new coop while you finish the run?
     
  4. havi

    havi [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Si

    Mar 23, 2008
    Waco, Texas
    Quote:Theres really no room for them to go into the shed, but I dont have anything in my garden right now, so I could always move them over there. But what to keep them in? I want it to be at least a little critter proof. Plus the old coop is waaaaay to heavy to move anywhere else. I was really thinking about just tearing it down.
     
  5. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
    always changing
    One time when we moved the chicken pen, and all the wire etc was down from the old one, but the roost was still in place, the chickens still went to bed on the old roost. But, we were able to do it in one weekend. If you just save moving the wire until last, it should be able to be done in one weekend maybe?
    Good luck!
     
  6. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    Hello, Havi,

    may be you can build a quick temporary run with using 4 green metal posts 5' tall, each cost about $3.00 and hanging the wire you have around it,just for the time being .

    because it will take a while to dig the holes forthe 4x4 and till the concrete dry.

    or if your chicken are used to free range, let them go out for an hour everyday and then lock them up till your project is done.


    best luck.

    Omran
     
  7. havi

    havi [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Si

    Mar 23, 2008
    Waco, Texas
    Has anyone ever used a framing kit? I think there called fast framers or something similiar? Because I have ZERO building skills and hubby seems to think he does ( [​IMG] [​IMG] ) So I need something that I can do sorta fast and not have too much trouble. So if hubby walks(while Im pushing him as well) away(like last time) from the project halfway through I can finish it by myself. [​IMG]


    Theyve never free ranged so Im sure that wouldnt go too well. Right now the run is made up of chicken wire and hardwire wrapped around T post. Im thinking I can build the coop behind the old one without messing anything up or having to move anything yet. But its the run that I know will be a problem. Cause once the new coop is up I will have to then tear down the old coop and take away the old run as well. Then try and build a new run while Im at it. Thats what Im trying to figure out where to put the chickens. Cause as much as I would like to say I could tear down the old coop and run and then build the new run in one day, I dont think it will happen. Im not even sure I would be able to do it in one weekend.

    I plan to make the run using 4x4s and some 1x4(or maybe 6's? I think thats what size they are) I dont want to cement anything in the ground as it will be permant. Plus is would be easier to move it later on if I need to. The new run will sorta be like this
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  8. SSO202

    SSO202 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used the fast framer kit. Check out my BYC page for the starting and ending photos. I think it went very well. Let me know if you have any more questions about it. I can show you some in between photos as well. Good Luck!
     
  9. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    Quote:Theres really no room for them to go into the shed, but I dont have anything in my garden right now, so I could always move them over there. But what to keep them in? I want it to be at least a little critter proof. Plus the old coop is waaaaay to heavy to move anywhere else. I was really thinking about just tearing it down.

    WHY NOT Simply enlarge the old coop and make it bigger ? and make the run bigger also ....

    OR , you could do as " omran " suggested : Quote :

    may be you can build a quick temporary run with using 4 green metal T posts 5' tall, each cost about $3.00 and hanging the wire you have around it,just for the time being .

    because it will take a while to dig the holes forthe 4x4 and till the concrete dry.

    or if your chicken are used to free range, let them go out for an hour everyday and then lock them up till your project is done.
     
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2008
  10. havi

    havi [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Si

    Mar 23, 2008
    Waco, Texas
    Okay so I think I got it worked out. Im just gonna build the new coop behind the old one and use the fast framing kit. That looks the easiest to me. But what can I use for the roof? Neither hubby nor I know how to put shingles up. I looked at a couple of videos on youtube and dont think I even want to bother with it either. So what else could I use? We have a bunch of old(still nice) barn tin in the backyard we dont use. But Im worred about rain getting in the small slopes ~~
     

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