Work in progress!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by bethanyc, Mar 16, 2015.

  1. bethanyc

    bethanyc Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello again everyone! My chicken coop construction has begun! (Just the foundation so far) I looked in to building my own coop from scratch, that is what I originally had planned to do. But after a lot of thought I realized that it would be far to hard and expensive for me. So I started looking into "coop kits" that you can purchase and it comes with everything need in assembly. I found one that was much bigger then I originally planned, and for a very decent price! So I ordered it! What is everyone's opinion on a coop kit? Have any of you ever had/tried one? Also it is made of fir wood. Opinions on this? (The picture is my foundation in progress) thanks everyone![​IMG]
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Which coop kit did you purchase? :)
     
  3. bethanyc

    bethanyc Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi! I purchased from "Chicken Saloon" and the one i ordered is called "The Ranch" [​IMG]
     
  4. bethanyc

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    Im planning on painting it, and also puttin tin on the roof of the coop and the nesting boxes. What do you think? :)
     
  5. WildfireSmitty

    WildfireSmitty Chillin' With My Peeps

    Fir is good, low sap so it tends to have a longer life (if sealed and painted). Easy to build with. The only con to fir is it can easily be damaged and sometimes can be hard to find (depends on your location I guess). I'm guessing it is Douglas fir?
     
  6. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Oh how cute!!! Some of these prebuilt coops come with a very small roost bar. So if you are going to keep larger breed birds, you might replace the bar with a 2x4, with the 4 side up. Thin roost bars are very hard on legs and feet of heavy breed birds.

    Enjoy your new coop!! :)
     
  7. bethanyc

    bethanyc Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so much for the info!!!
     

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