Working on My coop for summer. Follow my coop log !

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by bahamas, May 27, 2010.

  1. bahamas

    bahamas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok guys . I want to raise lots and lots of chickens and i already have a coop but it can hold around 2-3 chickens comfortably by them selves but i'm planning on raising lots . More like 20 or more. So i found some thick pieces of wood. I measured one then measured the second made a cut and in a few .. i'll be cutting it in half. Working on the bottom of the new part of the coop.

    257 cm long peices . Ad then i have to cut peices for the end get wire and all that.

    Can you guys help.

    What supplies will i need. I need it to be rat proof so i cant have any gaps in the wire. What do you all suggest.??
    HEL:p
     
  2. valentinebaby

    valentinebaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The best varmint proof wire I know of is 1/2" hardware cloth, buried in the ground or, at the very least, have a skirt of it on the ground around the perimeter as well. Mine is buried - some just lay a skirt around the sides. I have the hardware cloth (got mine @ Lowe's) on all sides and the top. Never have had anything get inside of it (you can see some of it on my BYC page), including 2 bobcats that have been trying to get to my girls.

    First rule of building - always build bigger than you think you'll need - wish I had made mine wider rather than so tall, cuz I rarely go into the coop!

    Gail
     
  3. bahamas

    bahamas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yup. i slit my finger open fiddling with a broken Lexmarx i was trying to fix and i had to call mom home. I'm bandaged up not but for this week it seems like no work on the coop will be done at least until monday.
     

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