Vermont Chicken Coop Build Log

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by MadChickensVT, Sep 17, 2011.

  1. MadChickensVT

    MadChickensVT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I finally started building our coop today after many, many hours of research.

    Over the last week I've made a clearing on the edge of our lawn. The coop will face southwest. I brought some lumber over to figure out exactly where the coop should go. I realized that one of the stumps was in the way, and even if I cut it low it wouldn't be right. I tried digging it out, but soon realized that it was going to take a very long time, especially with all the rocks. I decided to get it out the old fashioned way - burn it.
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    When I wasn't tending the fire I cut some of the lumber to length. I ended up having to keep the fire going until past dark, so I wasn't able to get as much done today as I had hoped, but at least I stayed busy. I'll be back at it in the morning.
     
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2011
  2. Rosaleen

    Rosaleen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a great spot.
     
  3. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bagdad KY
    Quote:Well well well, that is a good start and we are so waiting to follow your project so please keep on posting pictures and good luck and have all the fun you can while you are building your new chickens coop, because as I say it is more fun building chicken coops than having the chickens [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. trailrider20

    trailrider20 Out Of The Brooder

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    That looks like a nice spot. It is so green.
     
  5. happyhensny

    happyhensny Brown Barns Farm

    There is no digging at my home either. All rock and gravel. We live at the foothills of the Heldeberg Hills and boy there are more rocks than soil! Good luck on your build!
     
  6. michelleshenhouse

    michelleshenhouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] love the location!
     
  7. Hawkeye95

    Hawkeye95 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yeah, that TOTALLY figures that you have the location and then spend all day--not building, but prepping the area. That would be something that would happen to me. ha! Love all those woods, looks like a nice shady spot the birds will enjoy. [​IMG]
     
  8. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    I grew up in West Central. The hills of Huntington actually.
     
  9. OvertheHenHouse

    OvertheHenHouse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 12, 2011
    San Diego
    What a beautiful location! I bet they'll love it there.
     
  10. ladyride

    ladyride Chillin' With My Peeps

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