New coop - build or buy?

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Re: New coop - build or buy?
« Reply #15 on: October 04, 2017, 21:59 »
Make sure you stay clear of any coup that has a felt roof, mites love living there.

The eggs are wonderful and the 'doings' help make good compost.
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Re: New coop - build or buy?
« Reply #16 on: December 06, 2017, 19:53 »
Hi all,
Just wondering how the coop building was coming along with you all ?
I started backwards, not got the ground cleared yet but started on the roof.
My Mrs wants the coop to resemble "Ripleys, believe it or not" building we saw in USA ABOUT 20 years ago.
Wonky, slanted, excellent cos I can't saw straight line if I tried 🤣🤣
Pics to follow....



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Re: New coop - build or buy?
« Reply #17 on: February 23, 2018, 11:08 »
Very late on my reply but someone new may pop by and read the thread so here is my input for the future...

I used plywood, had the timber peeps cut it to the dimensions etc, the whole thing took two sheets of 8x4 ply and a few CLS 3x2's if I remember about 30 ish, the roof was one 8x4 sheet of onduline and the whole coop was made less than 60.
I used ply as I had read and was advised to keep the little hiding places of mites to a min.
So here are some photo's...
Punk isn't's underground where it belongs. If it comes to the surface it's no longer's Green Day!

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