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Hurricane-proof Chicken Coop

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Project by Bermuda_Les posted 01-25-2016 06:37 PM 1065 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is hurricane-proof only because it weighs so much. I’m sure the house will blow away before the chicken coop. Made from treated 2X4 pitch pine and 3/4” external ply. If you’re interested in seeing how it went together, you can check my blog.

-- Making sawdust in Bermuda. It's a dirty job, but someone has to do it!





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Hawaiilad

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#1 posted 01-25-2016 09:17 PM

Nice build, but our 26 hens and one rooster might need a bit larger unit.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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Bermuda_Les

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#2 posted 01-25-2016 10:47 PM



Nice build, but our 26 hens and one rooster might need a bit larger unit.

- Hawaiilad

Hi Larry,

Boy I wish I had 26! Only 5 so far, and this cage is just for two. I will build some more to house the other girls.

It was fairly easy, but took a while due to weather. Thanks for your comment.

Les

-- Making sawdust in Bermuda. It's a dirty job, but someone has to do it!

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Ted Ewen

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#3 posted 02-21-2016 09:38 AM

Nice build, great small space design.
We are up to 76 chooks at the moment, and we are coming into hatching season!

-- Show us a man who never makes a mistake and we will show a man who never makes anything. The capacity for occasional blundering is inseparable from the capacity to bring things to pass.

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Bermuda_Les

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#4 posted 02-23-2016 05:01 PM


Nice build, great small space design.
We are up to 76 chooks at the moment, and we are coming into hatching season!

- Ted Ewen

Hi Ted,

I have had a similar path to yours. Spent the majority of my life in IT (still there at 70), and got into woodworking to get some satisfaction out of building something that would last. I was in Systems Development, and market forces makes you change your product whether it needs it or not!

Chickens are new for me, but I’m happy with the one coop I’ve made, and having it in use for the month or so, haven’t felt the need to change too much. I’m about to start the second one, and thinking I might make it lighter by using 1/2” ply instead of 3/4”, and maybe cutting the 2X4s down a bit. I tried looking at your coop, but the pictures don’t display for me.

Good luck in your future woodworking.

Les

-- Making sawdust in Bermuda. It's a dirty job, but someone has to do it!

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robscastle

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#5 posted 10-14-2016 08:26 AM

Hey Les,

I just saw the news in Brisbane looks like you have just suffered a serious hurricane.

I hope you and the family, including the chickens are all OK

-- Regards Robert

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Bermuda_Les

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#6 posted 10-15-2016 04:51 PM



Hey Les, I just saw the news in Brisbane looks like you have just suffered a serious hurricane.

I hope you and the family, including the chickens are all OK

- robscastle

Hi Rob,

In fact I just finished another hurricane-proof chicken coop last week, just before Hurricane Nicole. We took a direct hit, when it was a Category 3 – 4, but we suffered only minor damage to our house, and the chickens, went through it in fine order, no damage to the coops whatsoever. My workshop however did not fare so well…

The winds took the entire left front and one side panel. During the eye of the hurricane I went out and removed any small tools which might become airborne. After the storm, I put a tarp inside the workshop to cover the remaining stuff from rain. I took the day off yesterday, and while it took me all day, I managed to get the workshop back together. So all in all, we’re OK here.

Thanks for asking…

Les

-- Making sawdust in Bermuda. It's a dirty job, but someone has to do it!

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robscastle

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#7 posted 10-24-2016 08:53 AM

Heeeeey!!

Les,
With only a door and louver panel down and no ruffled feathers I think thats indicative pf a well build workshop
and coop.
Just goes to show plastic is better!!

good health

-- Regards Robert

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