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Blog series by Bermuda_Les updated 01-25-2016 06:29 PM 3 parts 2849 reads 8 comments total

Part 1: New Year - New Project

01-04-2016 11:34 PM by Bermuda_Les | 4 comments »

I trust you all had a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Well it’s the start of a new year, and time for a nice new project. I have a small collection of chickens (5), and up till now they’ve been housed in some really make-shift housing. They are dutifully providing me with a dozen or so eggs a week, so the least I can do is build them a proper chicken coop. I plan on making at least two of these. So I drew up some plans. I wanted the coop/run to be roomy and porta...

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Part 2: Coop Floor, Sides & Door

01-11-2016 05:18 PM by Bermuda_Les | 0 comments »

Well this weekend cooperated by not raining, so we were able to make some serious headway. First on the agenda was to put the floor of the coop in, which we followed by the inside wall. Here is the detail of the inside wall, showing the cut out for the door. Once those tricky bits with cut outs were complete, the outside back and side panels went on like a breeze… We put a roost inside 6” away from where the nesting boxes will be, and up at 11” hi...

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Part 3: Coop Complete.

01-25-2016 06:29 PM by Bermuda_Les | 4 comments »

So this weekend the weather cooperated and I got the coop completed. I installed the door to the run and painted everything that was going to be exposed, and installed all the hardware cloth. Lastly I made the handles for lifting the coop and put on the wheels. Because I wanted to move the coop right away, I didn’t paint the lifting handles nor the latch on the run door. They’ll get painted this week. So here’s the completed coop. Here is a shot of the dinn...

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