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Post New chicken shed!
I've become rather sick & tired of the cheapo tin sheds falling apart in the wind & they also become an eye sore!
I was given some lovely old hardwood fence palings from the lovely aussihen & family so I've used those as cladding & treated pine for the structure.
The dimensions are 2.4m x 2.4m x 2.1m high, I thought it would be fairly quick to assemble however i'm 2 & 1/2 days in and its not finished yet.
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Looks good Cai, I'm sure it will be worth all the hard work.

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Sat Jul 23, 2011 4:11 pm
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Fabo! Reminds me of a fancy rustic looking one I bought from Bowral made from packing pallets and fence palings - looks really good!!!!
Are you making an external egg collection - we did this on all the guesthouse coops the birds love and use them and golly gee wizz the guests dont have to meet any yukky mud.


Sat Jul 23, 2011 6:36 pm
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Looking good Cai.
I know what you mean about the time.
My little coop took me half a day to build the frame, and then about 3 or 4 3hr nights to put the timber on to enclose the hutch.
Although, I have just removed all the timber to redo it with sheet metal panels.
I found that the timber let in a bit too much water for my liking on crazy wet windy days.

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looks great, yes, don't forget the external egg box, i'm sure it'll be cosy enough if you don't. :lol:

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It's looking good! My grandfather made my girls a lovely little fence paling house back in 1997 or so, and it's still going strong at our old house!

He lapped the timber so it had a slope and no gaps - worked well.

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Cai, Looks great. This is how we have done ours also with the fence palings. I just love the look of them as they blend in with the garden nicely and are so strong in the wind.

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Thanks for the feedback, I did consider lapping them Row but due to them being so narrow instead i'm going to use a lime wash to fill the gaps on the inside :)
I'm doing it as a bit of a test run for a shed that i'm building for someone else as the carpentry skills are a little rusty :lol:

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Looking really good Cai, will give you a yell when we need our next shed built. :D

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That looks almost good enough to live in ;)

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