|Project by MrMe||posted 06-01-2014 05:39 PM||1119 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
This is a project I finished a couple of years ago. I thought it might be helpful for those just starting out with chickens. I used pictures from a few different coop designs and chose aspects that I liked and wanted. I just used 2×4s for framing and cedar siding to enclose. I avoided treated lumber as I wasn’t sure how it would impact on the chickens. I used 3/4 inch plywood for the flooring but covered with a sheet of plastic to make clean-out easier. The roost is just held in place with pins so it can be tilted up and held with a bungee cord while cleaning out the coop. The bump out on the side is whee the hens lay the eggs. It has a tilt up roof to give access to the eggs from the outside. Last bit not least is a sliding door on the back of the coop to let them out to the chicken run. The chicken run is posted separately. This coop has held up well over several years. The only repairs made were to restore some boards to the door that some unknown predator ripped off.
-- I thought I wanted a job - turns out I just wanted a paycheck.