Weather has finally cooperated for our Coop build....(updated)

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by goodbull92, Apr 17, 2012.

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    I luv that design!! Like you, I have also used the Clerestory design. The raised central roof is great for ventilation purposes.
     
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    I have to admit that I saw a couple here on BYC & modified what I saw to come up with this coop design....love this site!!!....It is a 12x12 & will have external nest boxes on the left side as you are looking from the front view of the pics. The pop door will be in the front & the human door in back. The run will enclose the front & right sides & will be approximately 675 sqft.
     
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    Here is where we are in the progress....

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    Well, the weather got us again this weekend....but we did make a little more progress when it stopped raining. We learned a lesson last year here in East Texas....I will try my best NOT to complain about the rain! \
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    Had to make sure the shutters fit!!....i am NO carpenter AT ALL!!!!
     
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    Hope to finish framing the walls & put siding on this weekend!!!...can't wait either!
     
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    Well, I didn't get near as much as I wanted done but that has become the norm. One reason for not getting as much done is that I decided to use the sheets of OSB that I had left over, plus the other OSB scraps, to "sheath" the coop in OSB before I but the siding on. I still have to frame the external next boxes & the human door but we are making progress(that is next). I will put the metal roof on after all of the OSB & nest boxes are done. Then siding, trim & paint! Here are a couple updated pics....more are on the link in my first post:

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  8. Habibs Hens

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    wow its looking real good

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    Do you have any suggestions or must do's for me silverfox? Inside or outside suggestion are welcomed! [​IMG]
     
  10. Habibs Hens

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    tbh i couldnt suggest anything on that as its looking so good as it is

    one thing to mention is the top where you have the apex roof that venelation drop will you be covering that will steel mesh as i beleive coons can easily get in and jump down

    they wont be able to get out but once in they will kill the flock
     

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