Adding the chicken coop nesting areas and starting a few walls

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The roof was on and now it was time to spend some time setting up the nesting area to keep the chickens warm and dry.
I had a site supervisor to help me out, so i handed over the chicken coop plans to him and asked him to do it while i was out but not much happened, i think he thinks the chicken coop is his new house

The site manager hard at work on the chicken coop

The site manager hard at work on the chicken coop if only he knew what was coming

I added the supports for the floor and then added some timber onto the floor .

I then added a back wall to the hicken coop’s nesting area and then realised i was running out of time and running out of materials

Here are some pictiures of wher the chicken coop is up to now

The floor and wall going in

The floor and wall going onto the chicken coop

Chicken coop wall is going in

Chicken coop wall and floor is going in

The chicken coop plans are coming together

THe chicken coop plans are coming together

When I have some more time I will get some more done and post it up here

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Adding the Roof to the Chicken Coop

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As I mentioned earlier i managed to source a few sheets of colour bond roofing form the mother in laws house to add to the building a chicken coop materials supply. And it was time to follow the chicken coop plans and throw the roof sheets on.

There is a house getting build next door and they have just finished putting the roof on and they had a roll of roof insulation left over so i grabbed a few meters of it for the chicken coop as it can get hot in summer.

The roof went on with the help of my daughter passing me the screws so i in her words I could get the roof on the chicken coop so we can keep the chickens dry they are getting closer

I managed to score some spare time to get the roof on the chicken coop and here are the pictures of the chock pen so far

The chicken coop roof going on

The chicken coop roof going on with the insulation underneath

Close up of the roofing going on the chicken coop

Close up of the roofing going on the chicken coop

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Adding the wire to the chicken coop

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I have the frame of the chicken coop done and the best part is it fits into the area i had planned so my maths was fight on.

The fun part now is attaching all the wire, because bigger is better and i have over sized my chicken coop it was time to wire it which was the part i had given the least thought to !!

I used small square wire to protect the chickens in the chicken house.

I started addign the wire and soon realiesed it was goign to take me a bit longer than i had planned ! but i persisited and got mos to fit done in the time i had

Here a re a few pics of the chicken coop in its current state

chicken coop wired

chicken coop wired on a few sides and the bottom

Chicken coop standing on its end

Chicken coop standing on its end while i wire the botom to keep the dog out

The chickens house is getting there slowly but once again not quick enough for the kids, can we get the chickens now dad its almost ready ?

ps happy birthday queen thansk for the day of !! a public holiday for a birthday goto love it

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Chicken coop time on the queens birthday weekend

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The queens birthday long weekend gives me a great chance to start this DIY project to build the chicken coop.
The chicken coop plans are all done its now time to start to put it all together.
I lay out all the materials i have and get the circular saw and all the other tools i need out.
My Son decides he wants to help so i give him a few small tasks to do while i cut the lengths i need, while im doing that he asks, when can we get the chickens can we get them today ! I explain that we cant get the chickens today as we have to use the plans that we have to build the chicken hutch before we can buy the chickens, where will they sleep i ask him? He offered his room but i convinced him that wouldn’t be a good idea

The timber lengths were cut and I start to do a heap of mitre cuts so we can join the chicken coop floor and walls together. I give my 7 year old a hammer and a chisel and show him how to clean out the cuts, he does it with ease this is going to be good

Between the two of us we manage to follow the chicken coop plans and get to the stage we need to put it all together so i pull out some screw and some trusty liquid nails for extra support and we are ready to go

After about an hour we get it all glued and screwed and decide that is enough for the day, then the kids stand back looka t it and say can we buy the chickens yet ? Ahh the kids are still chicken crazy

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Chicken coop plan time

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I have spent the last few nights reading over the chicken coop plans that i got.  With those in hand i have made a few adjustments to make it fit the areas that i have and we are ready to go.

In a week or so there is a long weekend and we have planned nothing, i think this will be the start of the great chicken coop building project

I have my chicken coop materials, my how to build a chicken coop plans, my ideas and now i finally have some time bring on the chickens :-)

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More chicken coop materials

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Some of my mates have all laughed at my dilemma of having to build a chicken house/ coop, a few of them have realised it isn’t such a bad idea and are coming around to the idea of lots of eggs to eat. one guy even started recalling all the food receipes he could think of the eat. I came home from work day the other to find a bunch of timber in the front yard !! What the .. i thought builders dumping stuff on my lawn when there is a building site next door with a skip, i then realised my mate had dropped off the timber for me to use to house the chickens, i think the comment was you owe me some eggs, the chicken revolution is here !!!

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Where is building chicken coop up to ?

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I have been busy so i haven’t been able to spend as much time looking at building the chicken coop as i would have liked. But in saying that i visited the mother in laws the other day and picked up two sheets of roofing for the chicken coop, i searched the rest of the nocks and crannies for any more materials that i could use. Unfortunately at this stage all i can rind is the roofing for the hen house.

But working on the plans is a bit of an issue working out what i can fit best way to make it so that it is functional, easy to clean and comfortable for the chickens but most important of all i need to make sure the kids can get in there and enjoy them after all thats why we are doing it (oh and for the eggs for breakfast lunch and dinner :-) )

I have been doing some more searching of the internt to see what i can find so i can build the best of breed chicken hutch, or at least something im happy to look at. I will keep you posted what i find
Happy chicken hutch building

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I am still buildign a chicken coop

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Sorry i have been tied up with other things I will post soon to let you know how i am progressing, but never fear the kids and still on my back every few days to build the chicken coop so they can buy some chooks to go in the backyard

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Do i build a chicken coop ?

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After working out many sizes shapes and working how i could rearranging almost everything in the backyard i have come to the conclusion I have to build a chicken coop.

The ones that can be brought mainly off ebay are either to big or to small or to wide, so i have admitted defeat and now it is time to begin the process of building the chicken coop. I have spoken to the chicken kids and told them its going to be a bit longer before we get the chickens as we now have to build a coop/ house  for the chickens, and they need to help so that their chickens are comfortable

The search begins for plans ideas and any other piece of information i can find on how do i build a chicken coop?

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Kids have gone chicken Crazy

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Wow i thought they woudl have relaxed by now but no !!

After lots of bidding and missing on ebay i came to the concludion just buy one !!!

I got the spray can out and marked out the possition down the side of the house, asked the wife to come out and have a look and she says yet thats fine, but then we asked the question is it big enough, do we want these chooks to be cramped, do we want unhappy chickens and the answer was no! so i scrubbed out the painted lines and went back to the drawing board, or back to ebay there was some cool looking ones but non that fited into the area we had that would allow us to walk past, this was an issue.  I had kids that wanted chickens, i had a space to put them but no idea how i was goign to house them!

I ran into a friend a tthe nursery who made another point, i made sure the kids werent around before i let him talk about them. He mentioned he had some chickens and he had brought a coop off ebay and that it was Ok but it had a few issues like not being able to get in a clean it and if it was a bit bigger it would be better.

So what do i do ? do i just buy one or do i think about building it and if i do where do i get chicken coop plans or ideas from ? what do i do ?

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