|Project by dpow||posted 07-01-2012 02:44 AM||2367 views||9 times favorited||19 comments|
I know! It’s just a chicken coop! I wanted to jump into the “Backyard Chicken Craze”. You know, raise some chicks, watch ‘em grow, lay some eggs, hear them cluck, free fertilizer, etc. Well, I love to build, and this project was alot of fun. I used the design as you build method which I thought turned out okay but turned out more expensive than planned. If I have it figured right, it will only take about 17 years of collecting “free” eggs to re”coop” my cost of building materials, chicks, feed, etc. The size of the building is 4’ x 8’, with 3 nesting boxes hanging out the side. There is a small section at the end approx 18” x 48” for garden tools and storage. The fenced in chicken-run is 4’ high x 6’ wide x 10’ long. If you’re in the neighborhood, stop in for breakfast – eggs of course. If the girls don’t lay any eggs, then stop in for some soup – chicken noodle of course. Now it’s time to get back to a serious project like maybe a Morris chair, or a cedar stripped kayak, or a custom made tool tote, or a…....... ???? Thanks for taking a look.