Woods Coop Complete...mostly

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Yeppers, Jul 17, 2019.

  1. Yeppers

    Yeppers Chirping

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    All,

    Finally completed my 8X14 woods coop. I am pretty happy with it. I think it is positioned to last 30 years or more. Wanted to share some pics. Thanks to all of your input here. It was pivotal in building a good product. I still need to build some steps into the coop and the nesting boxes which I am working on.

    The girls (and boy) are pretty happy with it. I need to build a ramp to the roost and a poop board. My silkies are still a bit young and are in a small upside down rabbit cage. The others are becoming familiar with them. Just takes a little time. As you can see my lab is extremely curious.

    Enjoy!

    Chris
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  2. BigBlueHen53

    BigBlueHen53 Crowing

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    :clapoh very nice! I have heard of Woods coops but had never seen one. Well done, looks roomy, neat and nifty! Has lots of sunshine, are those all glass windows? If the chooks don't like it, it would make a great Tiny House for a real person, methinks! ;)
     
  3. Yeppers

    Yeppers Chirping

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    Windows on the sides and up top. The side windows slide on a base board from left to right. The upper windows are set on pulleys and rope so I can open and close them without a ladder. They stay open all summer and will be closed all winter. No windows on the front by design. Just good ol' fresh air and hardware cloth.

    It is funny you say that about the tiny house. My wife and I said if it doesn't work out as a coop, with a little work, it could be a little getaway. :cool:
     
  4. Steven Bussell

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    Nice job on framing and finish work...
    Your either a will prepared homeowner or a tradesman.... nice collection of ladders...
     
  5. Yeppers

    Yeppers Chirping

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    Thanks Steve. Just an avid craftsman. There are plenty of mistakes in there. I covered them well.:)
     
  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Nice job..it sure is RED!!
    Is the door meshed?

    SheShed!
     
  7. Folly's place

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    LOVE IT! And I love the bold color!
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  8. Yeppers

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    You sound like my wife.
     
  9. Yeppers

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    Yes. The door has hardware cloth on it. The more fresh air exchange the better. especially in the summer heat. Yah, the red stood out a little stronger than barn board red like we planned. We like it though.
     
  10. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    I suppose you'll cover that tight come winter?
     

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