This looks like a nice playhouse right? Nope, it’s a chicken coup that I took on for my friend. He previously hurt his shoulder in a snowboarding accident with his son so he asked me to help build a chicken coup for his 10 chickens. I can’t take all of the credit, he helped hold things up and managed to swing a hammer for short periods of time. (Update: My friends shoulder is all good now and he is up to 15 chickens now.)
|My friend and his brother got the deck put together the day before I showed up and we put up the frame up.|
|I can’t remember which came first but we built the rafters and put up some sighting.|
|We’ve got a whirlybird on the roof, an access panel on the back to get at the eggs and the fence poles up.|
- Either make sure you don’t have a plumbers crack or bring lots of sun screen when working on a roof.. It hurt and was pretty embarrassing with a thin strip of burnt skin going across the top of my butt.
- Make sure the floor decking is level before you start.. It sure does help in the long run. (Not going to take credit for that one since I didn’t build the floor decking and won’t take credit for the semi crooked window.. adds character right?)