Chicken Coop #1: More to come

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Blog entry by ardbeg posted 03-31-2010 04:42 AM 1366 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is far from fine woodworking, but I feel the need to get something up here and start talking about what I have been working on in my new shop with my new tools. While I bought my new stuff to make boxes and furniture, it turns out that you can also make chicken coops with a Jet Proshop. Pic at bottom.

My wife and I decided having a flock of 6 chickens for egg laying would be a fun way to get closer to the food chain and make us more aware of how our food gets to our table.

Of course I could have ordered any number of premade coops or gotten plans for one. However, I decided it would be more fun to design my own. The picture is of it in mid-stage where the framing is done but it still needs to be shingled, painted and have the doors put on.

I can’t wait to get back into finer woodworking but this has been a fun sort of project. Please feel free to leave comments.

Coop in progress


-- You may delay, but time will not. --Ben Franklin

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#1 posted 03-31-2010 04:56 AM

Nice job Gus. I suppose the lid lifts for extraction of eggs? Have you got any pics of the innards? Are you going to put it behind a wire pen or something? My brother has the dickens keeping all kinds of animals out of the chicken coop. Sorry for all the questions.


-- Jim

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#2 posted 03-31-2010 12:13 PM


if you ever need some tips re: chickens, GardenTenders has several chicken-raising members.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#3 posted 03-31-2010 01:18 PM

great little chicken house you have done
ceep up the good work


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#4 posted 03-31-2010 01:21 PM

Jim, Yes, the nesting box on the side has a hinged lid to collect eggs. I will post pics of te inside once it is done. They will have an enclosed run out front of the coop.

Thanks Debbie, I orignally msread that website and thought it was Chicken Tenders. :)

Thanks Dennis.

-- You may delay, but time will not. --Ben Franklin

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