Cutting up the materials to get started framing.
Assembling the skeleton of the coop.
As this project happened during the initial lockdown, we had to make do with the materials on hand. For the flooring, we used the floors of old bunny cages.
We had removed a large number of bricks to make room for raised beds, so we re-purposed some of these for a floor. This would deter pests from digging underneath.
The calculations for the roof required math that neither of us had used in quite some time! It wasn't perfect but turned out okay in the end.
Back side view.
We wanted to include multiple possible configurations of windows and doors for ventilation and access. Down below, the doors open for cleaning out droppings.
Side views showing the triangle windows for cross-ventilation.
First coat of Rustoleum oil-based enamel paint.
I added flower details for a cheery disposition. The coop would provide its own botanical element.
Our celedon quail have rewarded us with countless beautiful eggs for our efforts!