Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Hoop Coop Complete - The Repurposed Chicken Palace

In a mad rush to get the "stinky chickens" out of our garage and in to their proper home, we committed three full days to the completion of the coop.
We secured the front of the coop with hardware cloth ( a lot of it).
We wanted the back of the coop to be sheltered from the elements.  We found 5' x 10' Fiber Reinforced Panels (FRP) at a salvage shop for $10/each. 
We secured the fiberglass panels with wooden blocks on the inside.

We brought home 4 panels. We ran two horizontally along the sides, and then folded the other two over the top and overlapped the bottom panels.  In hindsight, we should have purchased a 5th as a rain cover for the front section by the door, but we can always go back.

We covered the 6" overhang over the back wall with the white panels.  We will eventually add the nesting boxes here and we wanted a little rain coverage.

We added a door latch...and a padlock (recommended for raccoon protection).



And ready for chickens!

For more details of the construction process you can read my "Framing the Hoop Coop" post.

No comments:

Post a Comment