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#26 2012-07-31 02:14:58

Susan
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From: Saskatoon, Sask, Canada
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Re: Our Summer (and Winter!) Barn Project

It is coming along great!! Nice work.

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#27 2012-07-31 12:01:14

Island Girl
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Re: Our Summer (and Winter!) Barn Project

Wow its coming along beautifully! I laughed when I read my post that our floor plan was almost exactly the same, except that I see yours is twice as big and tall. The main floor design is what I was thinking. Have you figured out how you are going to do the perches and nestboxes yet? I would like to do some kind of hinged perches to lift or drop for litter cleaning and I would like to be able to collect eggs from my storage area which is the alley way in your coop. Hubby said get me some design ideas to work with so I need to find some. :goodthread:

XOX Monika

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#28 2012-07-31 12:15:34

poplar girl
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Re: Our Summer (and Winter!) Barn Project

I am going to make some hinged roosts in the main coop Monika, probably similar to those Dan Smith posted on ACE a while ago. http://albertachickensetc.punbb-hosting … p?id=17737 I may hinge them from the wall though instead of the roof. In the picture you can see the wall with a vent fan and pop door framed in as well as one window that is framed in but has wall built through it, that whole 12' wall will be roosts.

For nest boxes I was going to build them in with access from the alley but have changed my mind.  The barn will be built so the chicken related features can be removed if we ever sell. The coops can then become box stalls or pens for other animals.  So we are going to surface mount them in the big coop (20' x 12'). Haven't decided on a design quite yet but I like the idea of the plastic plywood you posted about.

We are planning on a strip (probably 4 ft) of puck board along the bottom of the walls in the coop to make it easy to clean then paint the OSB higher up.

If we ever finish this project remind me NOT to start any others of this magnitude even for my chickens!!!!


Raising red cuckoo (marraduna) Euskal Oiloak and self blue (lavender) & black Belgian Bearded d'Uccles.

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#29 2012-08-01 01:47:01

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: Our Summer (and Winter!) Barn Project

I can't believe how much you get accomplished in one weekend.  Looks like you have some great helpers there :thumbsup:

It's looking great!!!!

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#30 2012-08-06 23:45:01

poplar girl
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Re: Our Summer (and Winter!) Barn Project

Well, more progress pics to share :excited:

Saturday's work, this was the last day with our friend's help. He is amazingly skilled at framing and got us a long way in the right direction.
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/Barn/550d0a08.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/Barn/2143fba4.jpg

Sunday DH and I created stairs (no more ladders to the loft =D). Measure three times :duh: cut once.
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/Barn/6a54226e.jpg

And today we finished putting the flair on the sides and almost finished sheeting the roof (we ran short on 7/16" OSB).
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/Barn/2cc58104.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/Barn/42a08592.jpg

Next weekend we will put the cupola up and, if it arrives in time, we will be starting on putting tin on the roof.


Raising red cuckoo (marraduna) Euskal Oiloak and self blue (lavender) & black Belgian Bearded d'Uccles.

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#31 2012-08-06 23:50:53

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: Our Summer (and Winter!) Barn Project

Well looks like the chickens will be moving in soon.  Excellent job PG!!!!

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#32 2012-08-07 00:30:17

Susan
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Re: Our Summer (and Winter!) Barn Project

Awesome work, my dear!! You rock. :wine:

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#33 2012-08-07 01:58:02

Island Girl
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Re: Our Summer (and Winter!) Barn Project

Just amazing, it looks incredible!

XOX  Monika

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#34 2012-08-07 02:31:16

Lindy Lou
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From: Priceville, Ontario
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Re: Our Summer (and Winter!) Barn Project

Really nice work. We built our barn ourselves too so I understand just how much work it is.


Some of us are driven by the need to make animals a part of our lives. We are soothed by their presence, fascinated by their behavior, and amused by their antics.

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#35 2012-08-07 05:43:42

Micah and Kiah
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Re: Our Summer (and Winter!) Barn Project

Wow!  Awesome work!  I've been thinking about your question on a good way to put in roosting boards so they are easy to remove for cleaning... what about heavy duty u shaped thingies that are used for heavy curtain rods?  they would be secure but you can pop them out as needed for cleaning.  Doe you know the things I mean?  Can't think of the name...


All the best,

Kiah and Micah

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#36 2012-08-07 11:56:28

dahlisgrams
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Re: Our Summer (and Winter!) Barn Project

Oh my gosh, this is incredible! What a wonderful set up you'll have! It's so nice to have good friends. :thumbs:

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#37 2012-08-08 16:24:14

NaturesPace
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Re: Our Summer (and Winter!) Barn Project

i'd be tempted to move in there. Great job.


More pictures and videos of chicks. www.outoforderacres.com

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#38 2012-08-08 16:26:44

Amblecroft
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Re: Our Summer (and Winter!) Barn Project

The barn looks brilliant!  Congratulations on the fruits of all your labours!


Susan Buttivant at Amblecroft,
Chaparral Pyrenean Shepherds and Petits Bassets
http://www3.sympatico.ca/chaparral/amblecroft.html

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#39 2012-09-02 01:32:13

poplar girl
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Re: Our Summer (and Winter!) Barn Project

I have failed to post any updates for quite some time I'm sorry to say :sad:

Here is a picture of the cupola going up a few weeks ago:
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/Barn/503fa12c1b119e3addb3427cb9974b5c.jpg

And here's where we left off last weekend. DH insisted the dormer window roofs needed to be redone so we did.
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/Barn/bed9220bee55e3b275a20a530d651153.jpg

I will post some pictures of this weekend's progress in a few days. I have to say I am starting to get nervous, the barn is coming but so is winter!!!


Raising red cuckoo (marraduna) Euskal Oiloak and self blue (lavender) & black Belgian Bearded d'Uccles.

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#40 2012-09-02 01:39:23

Susan
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Re: Our Summer (and Winter!) Barn Project

What a beautiful barn, PG. you'll get it done in time! :)

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#41 2012-09-02 02:03:34

NaturesPace
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Re: Our Summer (and Winter!) Barn Project

Seriously, I'm moving in. That is wonderful. Love the details you are adding.


More pictures and videos of chicks. www.outoforderacres.com

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#42 2012-09-02 02:27:19

Maggiesdad
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Re: Our Summer (and Winter!) Barn Project

Crap, I just drooled on my keyboard... 


Very nice! :thumbs:

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#43 2012-09-02 03:38:49

dahlisgrams
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Re: Our Summer (and Winter!) Barn Project

I can't wait to see it finished! Thanks for sharing this! :excited:

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#44 2012-09-02 18:57:32

picis peeps
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Re: Our Summer (and Winter!) Barn Project

I think Maggiesdad said it all.  What an awesome job you guys have done.  Its bigger than our old house in the UK.

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#45 2012-09-02 21:05:48

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: Our Summer (and Winter!) Barn Project

PG it's looking REALLY great. :thumbsup: I love the details as well, the copula is a nice touch!!  I know your winter comes earlier than here but I am sure you will have it done in time :thumbs:

MD, I hope you did not short circuit your keyboard with your drooling!!!  :funny:

Last edited by Flat Rock Farm (2012-09-02 21:06:03)

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#46 2012-09-03 06:49:17

debbiej
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Re: Our Summer (and Winter!) Barn Project

Wow  PG, your barn is incredible :love:

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#47 2012-09-03 13:54:35

poplar girl
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Re: Our Summer (and Winter!) Barn Project

Thanks everyone, I think it's going to look awesome when it's done as well but WOW what a big project.

We have had windy, rainly weather most of this weekend so progress has not been as fast as we'd hoped. Yesterday we worked on wiring as it was too wet and windy to work outside so not much in the picture department i can show for it. I can wire plugins and terminate at the breaker box pretty skillfully though!

Hopefully today we can work on the outside as its sunny although still windy.


Raising red cuckoo (marraduna) Euskal Oiloak and self blue (lavender) & black Belgian Bearded d'Uccles.

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#48 2012-09-04 02:11:01

NaturesPace
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Re: Our Summer (and Winter!) Barn Project

Keep the updates and photos coming. I'm so glad you started this post.


More pictures and videos of chicks. www.outoforderacres.com

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#49 2012-09-24 02:21:58

poplar girl
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Re: Our Summer (and Winter!) Barn Project

Here are a few pictures I took today to show some of our progress.

This is the north east side of the barn in the morning light. We decided instead of a traditional loft door to put in a patio door for all the light it will provide. Next year we may insulate the loft so wanted something that seals.. It is such a lovely space there must be something we can use it for aside from storage!
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/Barn/de78545d7a551dcfd8e0bea04d1b9e37_zpsbd746306.jpg

The laying coop. We decided to make it L shaped. From the area under the stairs I will be able to collect eggs without going into the coop. There will also be a sink in there and the water reservoirs for the cup waterers.
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/Barn/07c20b7a934fdc9a3a2b23e863db8a2a_zps9455a11c.jpg

Water, power and sewer are hooked up. The furnace (outside coal burner) is also in place but not hooked up yet. We will be collecting the water from the roof into the white pipes sticking up, they drain into the cistern. Utilities have taken a long time!!

And from my favorite view in the light of the setting sun.
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/Barn/8e1910b0ca31b0dff85070e046938e81_zpsc7385b9c.jpg


Raising red cuckoo (marraduna) Euskal Oiloak and self blue (lavender) & black Belgian Bearded d'Uccles.

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#50 2012-09-24 03:22:04

ScottMcCray
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Re: Our Summer (and Winter!) Barn Project

Just WOW. This lets me know I made the right decision on the design for my workshop - I may need to add some additional items to properly dress it tho....

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